Walk in the Labyrinth of Horta

Barcelona is a city characterized by many qualities: history, architecture, nature and cycle paths. Neighborhoods are their own characteristic and the beauty of each different.

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Today let’s talk about the Labyrinth of Horta, a park transformed into a museum garden, which takes an architectural and design journey through the duality between neoclassicism and romanticism.

To get to know the park, you will find a Chinese gate, a vestige of an oriental garden which has now disappeared, and continue through the boxwood garden (Buxus sempervirens), a furtive garden that preserves the spirit of the Italian designer, landscaper and gardener Domenico Bagutti., creator of the park commissioned by Antoni Deszanjas, Marquis de Llupià i Alfarràs. From this garden, born of careful pruning, there are paths leading to the temples of Ariadne and Danae, to the domestic garden and also to the romantic garden, which occupies the entire left flank of the park.

An interesting fact is that Sundays are free, you can enter with family, friends or alone and walk through the different parts of the park.

Happy Holidays

Born Bike Tours Barcelona wishes you happy holidays! 

This year has been a different and special year, but we will not stop celebrating Christmas and wishing you happy holidays.

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We recommend taking a stroll through central Barcelona, ​​where you can see the traditional Nativity scene in Plaça de Sant Jaume, this year focused on family meals and good wishes, or the classic Nativity scene in the Frédéric Marès Museum.

Plaça de Catalunya will once again be the epicenter of the city’s Christmas program for 12 days. Morning and family activities, whether literature, science, plastic arts and sports. Evenings with dance, circus and live music proposals. And you will find the universalism of Charles Dickens with “Life cinema” made in Barcelona.

This year, traditional Christmas fairs are also organized, such as Santa Llúcia, Sagrada Familia or the Fair of the Three Kings on Gran Vía. According to health authorities, these fairs are considered comparable to non-sedentary markets and must meet specific conditions. For example, restrictions on access control, perimeter or capacity limitation.

The best views of Barcelona

Today we are going to talk about some of the best views of Barcelona 

A route that you can take by bike or walking 

It is going up the castle of Montjuic (Mount of the Jews) 

For all those fans of adventure I recommend that you do not miss this wonderful trip 

You can stop by our stores and rent a bicycle or start from the Montjuic fountain. 

Along the way you can visit the Montjuic castle where the National Museum of Art of Catalonia is located, the botanical garden, the Spanish town, the Olympic stadium or go up on the cable car that will take you even higher so that you can appreciate the entire city and a Privileged view towards the port area of Barcelona. 

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One of the things we like the most is being able to appreciate the city, the buildings, the set of streets and monuments from the top.

El Mirador del Alcalde, is one of those places where we can appreciate all the beauty of the city, it is located on the Montjuic mountain, between one of the cable car stops and the castle, you can find there large green spaces to rest, admire the view of the city from one of the viewpoints and hear the noise of the water falling from a waterfall-shaped fountain. 

Don’t miss the best views of Barcelona and to know more about this city remember to visit our blog.

Spring has arrived, and it is the best season to move around through Barcelona by bicycle

March 20th, 2017

This Monday, the 2017’s spring has started and, in addition to the activities and the good mood which accompanies these days, the perfect temperature to pedal through the streets of Barcelona has also arrived.

It’s the 20th of March, the first day of spring and, an inevitable coincidence, the International Happiness’s Day. It seems that seeing how the streets flower, the new smells and the good weather without scorchers can raise spirits even in the case of the grumpiest people.

And, what is directly related to happiness? The movement and the energy. It’s not a matter of chance that the good mood and sports walk hand in hand. The more we move around, the better we feel, and the better we feel, the more we want to do things. It is a feedback which, during this season, make us to get up from the sofa and propel us to get to know new and old places in different ways.

So, we have specialized ourselves in this sector, the sector of the good vibes which make us feel lively. For this reason, we cannot stop recommending you that it’s so important to take advantage of this shove from the spring and rediscover Barcelona pedaling your bike through its streets. For us, this is the best therapy for mind and body.