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Monday, April 17, 2006

Get Lost in The Green Maze of Horta

Get Lost in The Green Maze of Horta

Parc del Laberint d’Horta (Subway Line: Green, Stop: Mundet) located near a small hill of Sierra de Collserola has the oldest garden in Barcelona and it is a remarkable example of XVIII neoclassic gardens. The estate belonged to Joan Antoni Desvalls, Marquess of Llupià i d’Alfarràs whose family owned the place until the end of last century (70s), when it became property of the City Council. As the name suggests the main attraction is the central maze, but you can also rejoice contemplating the architecture, the sculptures, the water fountains and the surrounding Mediterranean woods. See the gardens from a better perspective.

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6 comments:

  1. Thanks Ali, I am glad that you like it. Nice blog you got there about ManU.

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  2. Ah, I love these labyrinths! Great photo!

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  3. these labyrinths reminds me of "The Shining" vert cool. does "horta" mean grass? becase it does in greek. just curious. thanks!

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  4. Thanks to you all, I don´t have much time lately but I try to read all and appreciate your kindness. You are right Dimitri, Horta or huerto/a have to do with grass, horticulture, etc. Good point.

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