During this uncertain time of lockdown, while many places are beginning to reopen, we are still limited to stay within the regions we are living in. As the Easter holidays approach us, most of us are used to going on a relaxing vacation or embarking on an exciting journey. However, to keep our world as safe and healthy as possible, we are limited to just the places that are within our communities. To help out with this situation, we have come up with five different covid-friendly “staycation” ideas to have a safe and fun holiday right in our very own Barcelona city.
Visit the Parc del Laberint d’Horta
The Horta Labyrinth Park is a historic garden located in the outskirts of Barcelona, on the side of a mountain range. It is located in the Horta-Guinardó district and is the oldest preserved garden in the city. Numerous works of art can be found within this lush garden, from fountains, to ponds, to waterfalls. The main attraction is a labyrinth made of cut cypress trees.
Take the Transbordador Aeri del Port (Barcelona Port Cable Car)
The Montjuïc Cable Car is an aerial cable car lift in Barcelona, Spain. The cable car runs along the city skyline, crossing Port Vell and ending at the Montjuïc hill. Known as the Transbordador Aeri del Port by locals, the tram provides a unique scope of the incredible views of Barcelona. From the ocean to the city, many of the most beautiful sights in Barcelona are on display once you step into a cable car. The ride lasts about 7 minutes, one way, and will run you only €11.00 for a single direction or €16.50 round trio.
View the Barcelona skyline from the MUHBA Turó de la Rovira
The hill known as Turó de la Rovira looms above the city of Barcelona and offers a unique 365 view of the city. At a height of 262 meters above sea level, it is definitely worth the hike up. Originally used as a strategic site of bunkers during the Spanish Civil War, the Turó contains incredible lookout points as well as historically accurate information panels detailing the history of the location. The MUHBA Turó de la Rovira is completely free of charge to visit, and is one of the best views of Barcelona that you can visit for free.
Check out street art at the Bostik Murals
The Bostik Murals are a collection of street art in Barcelona. It is actually the first “urban art” museum in the city. Featuring works by over 20 different artists, the city’s most renowned street artists leave their work in the Bostik Murals. The walls are also offered to students and other unique artists to create their own diverse art. You can find out more information about this urban art museum here.
Sip on some wine at Can Calopa
The only vineyard in all of Barcelona can be found at Can Calopa. Located in the Collserola Natural Park, Can Calopa is a vineyard employing a diverse group of people who have different than usual abilities and face risk of social exclusion. They offer wine tastings and special meals, and can be catered to groups. This is the perfect day trip for those who want to see a spectacular vineyard view while drinking some locally grown grapes.
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