Parc del Laberint

Lose yourself in this romantic park

As you may have guessed from the name, the central feature of Parc del Laberint d’Horta is a maze, which is delineated by 750 metres of cypress hedge. Marking its entrance is a marble bas-relief depicting Ariadne and Theseus, a nice touch for connoisseurs of classical mythology, whilst those who are able to find the centre of the ‘labyrinth’ will be treated to the sight of a statue of Eros, the God of Love.

This historical park dates back to the late 1700s, when the owner of the land, the Marquis of Llupià, decided to create a garden for his own private enjoyment. It was expanded multiple times over the years, and by the end of the 19th century it was a hotspot for cultural events, although it didn’t open to the public until 1971.

Today, the park is a museum and garden spread out over 55 hectares. The hedge maze is a highlight, but don’t miss the palace and the beautiful pavilions as well. If you’re looking to impress somebody special, the garden waterfalls are a popular spot for couples to sit and gaze into each other’s eyes.

There is a small entrance fee to go into the Parc del Laberint (a little over €2), and the park is open until 8pm during summer. You can find precise opening hours on the city’s official website.

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