Where is Horta-Guinardo Located?
The district of HORTA-GUINARDÓ is different than most of the other districts of Barcelona, as it is a slightly higher-lying suburb. This means that, unlike the very flat and grey city centre, it has a variety of very steep, winding streets and huge green spaces, such as the Parc de Collserola, the world’s largest urban Park. Horta-Guinardó consists of the districts of Horta, Guinardó, Carmel, Vall d’hebron, La Clota and La Font d’en Fargues. Since Horta-Guinardó is a suburb, it is largely a residential area in which there are usually not many tourists.
What Country is Horta-Guinardo in?
Since Horta-Guinardó is divided by a valley and surrounded by mountains and hills, there are many attractions here. To claim that this is the most beautiful area of Barcelona would be a bit exaggerated, but not entirely untrue. Of course, there are areas that are exciting, but what you should not miss is the PARC DEL LABERINT D’HORTA, which consists of several gardens and a Museum. However, the real attraction here is the maze in the middle of the park. If you manage to find a way through, you will meet a romantic Eros Statue in the middle of the maze; and if you catch the right exit, you will meet a fountain with benches around that invite you to linger. However, if you are not a real naturalist, do not worry: Horta-Guinardó is also home to one of the greatest masterpieces of Catalan Art Nouveau (modernism): the HOSPITAL De LA SANTA CREU I SANT PAU. This hospital was designed by the Catalan architect Lluis Domenech i Montaner and built between 1901 and 1930. It was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.