Little known and never crowded, the Labyrinth Park of Horta is located in the district of the same name, near Collserola Mountains. This unusual park is like a piece of magical nature, a wonderful escape for those spending some days in Barcelona (www.barcelonaturisme.com), whether for business purposes or on vacation.
But why is it appealing and, most of all, why are we recommending you to visit it? Because it is undoubtedly a place where you will be able to get away, take amazing pictures and discover a part of Barcelona city that is rarely frequented by tourists.
THE LABYRINTH PARK OF HORTA IN BARCELONA
Once inside this huge park, you will be delighted to find a neoclassical garden dating back to the 18th century, and a romantic-style one dating from the 19th century. Its central and essential part, though, is the labyrinth itself, mainly composed by vegetation and water. Mysterious for adults and fun for children, this maze built with hedges will make you lost your way –literally- while taking a stroll along a place that is incomparable to any other in the Catalan capital.
Bear in mind that the park as a whole is divided into three stepped terraces, and you won’t find the labyrinth until you get to the third one. However, we encourage you to enjoy the diversity of fountains, ponds, canals and cascades that will lead you to the maze.
OPENING HOURS, ADMISSION PRICE AND TRANSPORT OPTIONS
If you plan on visiting the Horta Maze in Barcelona, you should know that it opens Monday through Sunday from 11 am to 9 pm. However, it is worth noting that on Wednesdays and Sundays you will be granted admission for free, while the rest of the days you will pay 2 euros to access it. Children under 5 always enter free of charge.
To get to Passeig dels Castanyers –where the Labyrinth Park of Horta is located-, take line L3 of Barcelona tube and get off at Mundet, or hop on any of the following bus lines: 27, 60, 73, 76, B16, B19, N4 (http://tmb.cat). Watch out and don’t get trapped!