In the north-east of Barcelona, the Horta-Guinardó district—the city’s third largest—spreads out across the valleys and slopes of the foothills of the Serra de Collserola. Its 11 neighbourhoods have two things in common: their rural past—a large part of the district occupies what was once the former municipality of Sant Joan d’Horta, an independent village until 1904—and steep inclines. The hilly terrain of the district, which didn’t begin to develop until the ‘50s thanks to an influx of migrants from the rest of Catalonia and Spain, disconnects it from the hustle and bustle of the centre and offers spectacular views of the city and the Mediterranean Sea.
Quiet, residential Municipality of Horta-Guinardó has many biking and hiking routes through the Collserola hills. Green areas include semi-wild state parks.
You will find stunning hillside mansions and farmhouses which host upscale Catalan restaurants.
Labyrinth Park of Horta
Parc del Laberint d’Horta (Labyrinth Park of Horta) is one of the city’s hidden gems,
A 18th-century cypress-tree maze in neoclassical gardens. Having delighted visitors for centuries making it the oldest garden in the city. A truly stunning peaceful place worth to visit in a sunny day out.
To get there the closest metro station is Mundet on the green line L3