DISCOVERING THE HORTA DISTRICT IN BARCELONA

It is always a pleasure to visit Barcelona. Indeed, its modernist monuments and its historic district make millions of tourists dream and attract them every year. To escape the crowds and get to know Barcelonians’ Barcelona, we recommend that you visit Horta, an authentic historical district where you can walk and enjoy the city's atmosphere as a resident. On board our Renfe-SNCF in Cooperation High Speed Trains, you can relax and think about the places you want to (re)see, while we take you to the Catalan capital in the safest and most ecological way possible.




A bit of history…


Until 1904, Horta was an independent municipality known as San Juan de Horta, the name of its church. Its name is actually that of the family that owned the land from 1036 to 1260. In 1901, the tramway linked Horta to Barcelona, then it was the subway's turn. While Horta is now a district of Barcelona, you can still walk around it as if you were in a small village where you can clearly see the old part of town, built at the time around Ibiza Square.


Some visits in Horta

 

It is obligatory to visit its monuments and get lost in its streets


If you go to Horta, be sure to get lost in the Labyrinth Park of Horta. It is the oldest garden in Barcelona, which is divided into several parts. Its neoclassical part dates back to 1794 and belonged to the property of the Marquises of Alfarrás at that time, and in its center there is a statue of Eros, the Greek god of love. You can also stroll through the park's romantic gardens or discover the recently opened bonzai section.

If you like sports, be sure to visit the Velòdrom d'Horta. Inaugurated in 1983 for the World Track Cycling Championship, it also hosted track cycling competitions during the 1992 Olympic Games.

If you can't resist the market atmosphere, you'll love Horta's. Inaugurated in 1951, Horta’s Market is a covered market whose atmosphere and products attract not only local residents, but also buyers from a little further afield.

Eating in Horta

 

The neighborhood has barely changed since joining the city and still retains its charm


If you want to taste typical Catalan dishes, go to the Sant Fost restaurant, located at Carrer del Tajo, nº 8; the dishes are exceptional, homemade and the prices are reasonable. If you like meat, La Cuineta d'Horta -Carrer de Petrarca, nº 40- offers meat dishes that combine the traditions of Bolivian and Catalan cuisine. To enjoy a few tapas, Quimet d'Horta, located in the square of Eivissa, nº 10, is a tapas bar with a friendly atmosphere and delicious tapas, all without breaking the bank.
For a drink in the evening, Samba Brasil or Torre Rosa bars are ideal!



To return home after your stay in Barcelona, board our Renfe-SNCF in Cooperation trains, sit comfortably in an armchair and let yourself be guided. We will take care of everything until you arrive.


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