What I did and saw:
MUHBA Turó de la Rovira (Mirador de les bateries)-
One of the best free views of the city of Barcelona is from the Bunker del Carmel. At sunset on a day with good weather (which happens often in Barcelona), you'll find many people taking advantage of this view. It is a nice walk up to the viewpoint, but I'd suggest bring a bottle of water (and/or local wine) on your walk up. The area was formerly used as a military bunker, but now it fortunately has a more peaceful use.
Parc del Laberint d'Horta-
The Labyrinth Park has a maze of highly grown hedges to navigate through. It is very inexpensive, and is even free on select days/times.
Where I ate and drank:
Comida de Olla-
My favorite "menu del dia" I've had in the city of Barcelona was at Comida de Olla. The service, food, and value were excellent, and I was fortunate enough to be there just prior to the owners going on vacation (and the restaurant closing for that time), so I was given some free food and drink as well.
My favorite thing:
Because it's outside the city center, the Lbryinth Park is often overlooked by tourists and even many locals. However, it is worth the visit and can make for a fun morning or afternoon.
My least favorite thing:
While there are some things in Horta that are definitely worth exploring, it is located on the outskirts of the city of Barcelona.
For next time:
Next time in Horta I'd like to check out the Recinte Modernista de Sant Pau.
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