aigua primera

Aigua primera. Perceptive tour of the headwaters of the Riera d’Horta

Saturday 11 July 2020, from 5.30 p.m. to 8.00 p.m. Advance registration required

Saturday 11 July from 5.30 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.

Active tour of the headwaters of the Riera d’Horta between Sant Genís dels Agudells and the Parc del Laberint d’Horta.

Walk along the water

The Water Snakes. Hidden Streams of Barcelona project is a discovery of the waterways that cross the city’s landscape in a hidden way. The project to recover them is being undertaken through examination of documents and direct exploration of the territory, reading signs, observing traces and identifying effects.

The Riera d’Horta is one of the main waterways crossing the plain of Barcelona between Collserola and Camp de la Bota, now the Parc del Fòrum. In the Horta neighbourhood, this watercourse incorporates in a single point as many as ten streams that flow down from the valleys of the upper headwaters. The proposed tour crosses all of these streams at a higher level, revealing their contours on the terrain and describing some of the urban and landscape elements that have grown up around them. Multiple layers of meaning, a maze of details, complex semantics and symbolic realms. All of this forms a space with a unique character that is renewed in rereading it under the influence and power of the waterways that structure it.



Advance registration is required by email:

Conditions to note

Capacity limited to 20.

You must wear a mask, observe the safety distance of 1.5 metres and follow the instructions of the event organizers.

Approximate tour length: 3 km.


Further information about the project at:

Aigua primera (First Water) video: