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What to expect
The architect Lluís Domènech i Muntaner built a new hospital for the fast growing Barcelona, designed in 1902 and inaugurated in 1930. It is an astonishing Art Nouveau site with 48 pavilions connected by underground passages. Declared World Heritage Site by the UNESCO, in 2009 the hospital facilities moved to new premises and, after a thorough restoration, the Modernista complex is now an international centre for knowledge and a new cultural landmark.
Originally a private garden, it was designed in 1792 to become an example of artistic gardening. It is full of romantic and neo-classical details, with flower beds, small squares, tall trees and a waterfall. The most outstanding element is the maze, created from pollarded cypress trees.
It is an example on how the Olympic Games were integrated in the city of Barcelona, it has several Olympic sport equipments still used nowadays and the journalists’ residents were converted into households. There are also outstanding contemporary sculptures like the “Mistos”, the giant matchbox.
This neighborhood has maintained the character of a town, as it was independent from Barcelona until 1904. We will visit the plaça Eivissa, the central meeting point in Horta, historical cafes and the local market.