The Palau de les Heures is an 1895 palace reminiscent of a French chateau, which is set in particularly lovely gardens on the Collserola slopes in the Montbau neighbourhood.

The Palau de les Heures is an 1895 palace reminiscent of a French chateau, which is set in particularly lovely gardens on the Collserola slopes in the Montbau neighbourhood.

At the entrance to El Parc del Guinardó, look out for the sculpture El Nen de la Rutlla - The Boy with the Hoop - installed by Joaquim Ros i Bofarull in 1961 and considered the symbol of the neighbourhood.

At the entrance to El Parc del Guinardó, look out for the sculpture El Nen de la Rutlla - The Boy with the Hoop - installed by Joaquim Ros i Bofarull in 1961 and considered the symbol of the neighbourhood.

Today, the neighbourhood of Horta remains centred around the Plaça d'Eivissa and much is designed on a grid system similar to the Eixample but consisting of low rise detached houses.

Today, the neighbourhood of Horta remains centred around the Plaça d'Eivissa and much is designed on a grid system similar to the Eixample but consisting of low rise detached houses.

Horta's most famous attraction is the wonderful Parc del Laberint, which is based around a maze built in 1794 on land belonging to the Marquis of Alfarràs and is the oldest surviving park in Barcelona.

Horta's most famous attraction is the wonderful Parc del Laberint, which is based around a maze built in 1794 on land belonging to the Marquis of Alfarràs and is the oldest surviving park in Barcelona.

The former home of the President of the Water Company is a fine neomudéjar building built in 1890 by Enric Figueres known as the Casa de les Altures, which now houses the Ajuntament or local council buildings of the District of Horta-Guinardó.

The former home of the President of the Water Company is a fine neomudéjar building built in 1890 by Enric Figueres known as the Casa de les Altures, which now houses the Ajuntament or local council buildings of the District of Horta-Guinardó.

The lovely Laberint d'Horta is a late 18th century maze which is part of a former country estate created by the Marquis of Lliupà i Alfarràs.

The lovely Laberint d'Horta is a late 18th century maze which is part of a former country estate created by the Marquis of Lliupà i Alfarràs.

Unfortunately, the mass immigration from the rest of Spain of the 1950s and 1960s transformed what was once a very pleasant rural hill village of Sant Genís dels Agudells into the urban sprawl it is today.

Unfortunately, the mass immigration from the rest of Spain of the 1950s and 1960s transformed what was once a very pleasant rural hill village of Sant Genís dels Agudells into the urban sprawl it is today.

The church of Sant Genís dels Agudells was consecrated in 931 by Bishop Teodoric de Barcelona during the reign of Count Sunyer and in the act of donation, the existence of 55 hearths relating to the 5 masias in the area is recorded.

The church of Sant Genís dels Agudells was consecrated in 931 by Bishop Teodoric de Barcelona during the reign of Count Sunyer and in the act of donation, the existence of 55 hearths relating to the 5 masias in the area is recorded.

Mas Guinardó is reported to have been occupied by Joan d'Austria in 1652 and later by James Fitz James, the Duke de Berwick, commander in chief of the French and Spanish forces that subdued the Catalans during the Seige of Barcelona in 1714.

Mas Guinardó is reported to have been occupied by Joan d'Austria in 1652 and later by James Fitz James, the Duke de Berwick, commander in chief of the French and Spanish forces that subdued the Catalans during the Seige of Barcelona in 1714.

In 1956, El Patronato Municipal de la Vivienda commissioned 1,300 dwellings for the Montbau neighbourhood and the project was overseen by the Barcelona municipal architects of the period.

In 1956, El Patronato Municipal de la Vivienda commissioned 1,300 dwellings for the Montbau neighbourhood and the project was overseen by the Barcelona municipal architects of the period.

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