This past summer we called Barcelona home for 4 weeks. In the afternoons, Vivi (6 years old) would go to Spanish immersion school and Rob and I would start our US based jobs. Mornings were reserved for sightseeing and getting to know our new home locale!
We decided to head to this fun spot because of its name - who wouldn't want to check out a labyrinth? We all agreed it would be an easy trek there and it appeared we could finish exploring within 2 hours. What I didn't expect was the beautiful gardens, picturesque photo ops, and the romantic setting of it all.
Getting Here + Entrance Cost
The park is easily accessible via the L3 line using Barcelona's Metro (Mundet stop). From there the entrance to the garden is only a short walk away.
Address: Pg. dels Castanyers, 1
Hours: 10:00AM until dusk
Time Commitment: 1 - 3 hours
Regualar ticket: € 2,17
Reduced ticket: € 1,38
Children under 5 yrs are free
Sundays and Wednesdays are free
There is a small vendor selling snacks at the entrance to the garden.
The maze was not too easy and not too difficult, making it enjoyable for everyone in our party ranging in ages two to adult. Be aware of trees who have bald areas though - brave toddlers can fit through and leave you hunting for them (hehe).
There were many other gardens to explore besides those by the maze. The gardens are divided into two sections: a neogothic and romantic.
The neogothic garden consists of the maze, a middle terrace with a grand staircase and temples with columns, and the upper terrace (my favorite) that houses a beautiful naturally-sourced pond and fountain. Don't miss the large, colorful dragonflies at the fountains on the upper terrace!
The romantic garden consists of a few small waterfalls, a shady flower garden amongst trees with a canal alongside it, and a mock graveyard. Walking through the romantic garden was the perfect reprieve from the sun after the maze.
Parc del Laberint d'Horta was a beautiful setting with a quirky and fun element to it.
I would love to hear your experience at this garden, so please share your comments!