Four labyrinths to get lost in Spain (and one of them, in Madrid)

Gardens are always magical spaces, and when we find labyrinths in them, that sensation increases and the adrenaline increases, will I find the exit? Some of them still unknown by many in different places around Spain, and others in the very center of the capital. From Status we discovered four of the labyrinths that you will want to stop visiting us this spring.

Labyrinth of Villapresente, Cantabria

The Villapresente Labyrinth is the largest labyrinth in Spain today. It is located in the town of Villapresente, in the municipality of Reocín (Cantabria). It is today one of the most important tourist activities in Cantabria with more than 30,000 visitors each season. The labyrinth of Villapresente is a network of leylandi cypresses “Cupressus leylandii” with a surface area of ​​5625m². Inside you can walk more than 5 km of corridors. The design is inspired by the English labyrinths of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

Horta Park Labyrinth, Catalonia

The Horta Labyrinth Park is a historic garden located in the Horta-Guinardó district of Barcelona. It is the oldest garden that is preserved in the city. It is located in the old estate of the Desvalls family, on a slope of the Collserola mountain range. Started in 1794 and completed in its first phase in 1808, it was the work of the Italian architect Domenico Bagutti. This space has numerous works of art —mainly sculptures—, as well as various ponds, waterfalls, fountains and a canal that runs through the upper enclosure. The labyrinth has clipped cypresses, as well as some environments of different styles, from neoclassical to romantic.

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Great labyrinth of Tentegorra, Cartagena, Murcia

The Tentegorra Park labyrinth, located in Cartagena, is the largest vegetable labyrinth in Spain and one of the largest in the world, while at the same time becoming a new tourist attraction for the city of Cartagena and for the entire region of Murcia . The labyrinth is made up of a variety of Leylandi cypresses, brought from nurseries in central Spain, two meters high that impede the orientation of visitors. It is an interactive labyrinth with twelve doors that allow us to configure the route at our will, to which are added the two itineraries, one easy, and the other more complicated for lovers of the challenge. The objective, in addition to getting out, is to reach the central viewpoint from which to glimpse the different spirals and the natural route, and discover the 12 hidden doors with the signs of the zodiac.

Capricho Park, Alameda de Osuna, Madrid

This beautiful garden is one of the most beautiful and, paradoxically, the most unknown parks in Madrid (especially its Civil War bunker). Built between 1787 and 1839 for the Dukes of Osuna, its main promoter was the Duchess, Doña María Josefa de la Soledad Alonso Pimentel. The labyrinth, conceived for love games and hide-and-seek, is made of laurel and respects the plans of the one that was planted during the duchess’s lifetime.

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