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The ParkThe Labyrinth Park of Horta is open every day from 10am till dusk. Entry fee is €2.17 for adults, and there are reduced and free rates for children and senior citizens. There are also guided tours of the park, which cost €1.80 per person
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The ArchitectureThe oldest garden in the city, it was designed in the neoclassical style at the end of the 18th century by Italian Domenico Bagutti, French gardener Delvaletat and Catalan builder Jaume Valls
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The LabyrinthThe maze from which the park gets its name is made from about 750 metres of trimmed cypress trees. When (or if) you get to the centre of the maze, you'll find a statue of Eros, representing playful and carefree love
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Hidden awayThe park is considered to be one of the most beautiful in Barcelona, but many people don't know about it and never visit
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How to get thereTo get to the park, take the metro to Mundet: L3 (towards Canyelles) When you come out of Mundet metro station, it's a 15 minute walk uphill, but not too steep
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The HistoryThe park is on the grounds of the estate of the Duke of Llupià, Poal and Alfarràs, who originally commissioned the garden. The Desvalls family owned the property until the Seventies when it was bought by Barcelona council. In 1971, it opened as a public park and following a major restoration project in 1994, was transformed into a 'garden museum'
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SculpturesDotted around the park are various sculptures, some depicting images from Greek mythology. Pictured is a statue of the water nymph Egeria
The park of La Horta is not one of Barcelona's most well-known spots, but perhaps that is what makes it a perfect place to spend the day. Walk through the romantic park, discover the mythical sculptures or try to get to the centre of the labyrinth, it's a place that everyone will enjoy. Have a look at the slideshow for images and more information.