Though diverse in character and population, Horta-Guinardó has one defining characteristic: steepness. Tucked between Barcelona's hills, the neighborhood's steep streets and narrow stairwells raise the heart rates of its hardiest locals. The promise of its precipitous climb might contribute to the fact that many residents live and work within the neighborhood. While Horta-Guidnardó features all the creature comforts of a suburb (and a hedge maze!) it lacks the glitz of trendy nightspots or extensive retail options.See places to stay Save this neighborhood
A Hilltop Neighborhood Removed from the Rush of the City
What a pleasure to come back to this peaceful neighborhood on top of a hill to overlook the city and admire the sunset from the top terrace!"
Visited in 2012
Independent Cafes In a Casual Atmosphere
A quiet neighborhood, which is the best option for those who enjoy getting in touch with the real [local] life, being 20 minutes away from the downtown."
Visited in 2013
Navigating the Neighborhood Labyrinth
Parks and Recreation In Horta-Guinardó
The Look of the Quiet Life
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The Weaver House
Hannah and Kelty are twin sisters from Portland, Oregon. After studying foreign languages together at Stanford University they parted ways, moving to Barcelona & San Francisco. Re-uniting in 2010, they launched The Weaver House: a collaboration in photography, design, and fashion. They shoot with polaroid, 35mm and digital, gravitating toward organic and unique personalities, spaces, and unions.
Iciar J. Carrasco
Freelance Photographer and Graphic Designer currently based in Madrid, Spain. Discovered her love for cameras at an early age when she got her first Polaroid. Loves photographing food before eating it, traveling and capturing scenes from different places or taking portraits of people. Also loves designing publications, paper, printing techniques and dreams of mixing all these with photography, creating a lifestyle magazine in the future.