If you’ve always wanted to run through a hedge maze just like Alice in Wonderland and you’re planning to visit Barcelona, Laberint d’Horta park will make your day.
This park, built in 1791 and mostly visited by locals, hosts a giant hedge maze, made up of 750 metres of cypress trees. In the center of the maze you will find a little Eros statue surrounded by 7 different gates; only 2 of them will get you to the exit.
But the famous maze it’s not the only element worth the visit. Laberint d’Horta is the oldest park in the city, and has other magnificent spots such as a romantic artificial lake, a cemetery, neoclassical buildings, Italian fountains, springs and pools all of it surrounded by a large area of Mediterranean forest. The park was officially opened to the public in 1971 by the City Council and was restored in 1994, and it’s actually one of the most special parks in Barcelona, mostly unknown by the tourists.
Beware, there’s a limitation with the number of people visiting this place in order to preserve the environment; just 750 persons at the same time can go inside the park.
And remember, if you ever get lost in the maze you can always follow the Eros statue (located in the center of the maze) or use your Wifivox pocket wifi for easy escape solutions!
How to arrive: The park is located in the upper part of Barcelona. Just stop at the Mundet metro station and walk 5 minutes until you reach Germans Desvalls street (see map).