Barcelona is a city full of incredible places to get lost and learn new stories. Although there are many of them well known, such as the Sagrada Familia, Casa Batlló or Parque Güell, many others are totally unknown to tourists.
In Aerobús we tell you all about one of the most magical corners of the city: the Labyrinth of Horta. If you are planning a visit to the city, do not hesitate to know this incredible oasis of nature in the middle of the city. Also, remember that with Aerobús you can access the most important points of the city thanks to its shuttle bus service. It will take you from the Prat Airport to the enclaves of the Barcelona you choose, to know the key monuments like this. Take note of this corner and its incredible history and do not forget to take your ticket online to save you queues.
An oasis of nature
The park of the Labyrinth of Horta is one of the oldest preserved gardens in the entire city. In addition to the purest nature, this space is surrounded by architectural jewels that help you wrap yourself in a magical spirit.
This park is located on the grounds of the estate of the Marquis de Llupia, who commissioned the construction of this corner to the Italian Doménico Bagutti, who finished the work in 1808. The person in charge of adding the touches of nature and designing the garden was the gardener French Delvalet. The Desvalls family kept the property under their command until the 70s, which became the property of the Barcelona city council. It was in 1994 when it was opened to the public, completely renovated and with the category of garden museum.
In addition to being full of perfectly integrated unique specimens, such as holm oaks, cypresses, redwoods, yews, calculations and oaks, this space stands out for the labyrinth. This space is the biggest attraction of the entire park, and it is about 750 meters of cut cypresses. In the center of the entire park, you can see an incredible statue of Eros, the god of love in mythology.
Between the neoclassical and the romantic
Although this corner is often described as neoclassical, the truth is that you can also find romantic elements. In the neoclassical part, there are two temples with the figures of Dánae and Artemis, in addition to the Pavilion of the Nine Muses, visited by up to three kings of Spain. A whole song to mythology and the Renaissance. The romantic part is less orderly within the park, with waterfalls, trees, mugo, wild plants and ivy upholstery; the purest nature against order and regularity. This duality is due to the different inspirations that its creators received throughout the work.
The statues that you will find throughout the park perfectly complement the living nature. Most of them are related to the classical world and mythology, which gives the corners a halo of magic and fantasy. You can see statues of nymphs, muses, gods …
To get to this park do not hesitate to take your Aerobus shuttle bus. Remember to take the entrance to the park beforehand, as it has a maximum capacity of 750 people. Together with Park Güell, this park is one of the most beautiful to visit in the city of Barcelona. Do you dare to meet him?