Balcony concerts, apartment block bingo, rooftop aerobics: This is Spain in lockdown

Fiona Govan
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Balcony concerts, apartment block bingo, rooftop aerobics: This is Spain in lockdown

People across Spain have been doing their best to each others' spirits up as the usually social nation gets used to life under lockdown.


With all of Spain's residents confined to their homes for the next two weeks, neighbours are coming up with ever inventive ways to keep themselves entertained and rally the community spirit. 

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Streets have been eerily quiet across Spanish towns and cities, particularly at night, under the new restrictions which has seen all restaurants and bars closed, and all shops except for pharmacies and those selling food.

But Spain is not a nation that stays quiet easily and each day and night of the lockdown brings more ways to interact, from the safety of their own homes.  

Here's a look at what people across Spain are doing to keep their spirits up:

This apartment complex in Seville found one way to alleviate the boredom of house confinement while boosting community spirit; by playing bingo!

The same apartment block had earlier staged a community aerobics class, held from a rooftop by a resident personal trainer.

While this couple of musicians in Madrid’s Lavapies district staged a concert from their balcony.

The lockdown was also an excuse for amateur DJ’s to play their music at top volume, ostensibly to entertain the neighbourhood – let’s hope there weren’t any health workers trying to catch a snooze before heading back out to a shift at the hospital!

Other musicians chose a gentler vibe, such as this trumpeter with a military tune: 

And this singer in Pamplona entertained the whole street with a song from the popular fiesta San Fermin.

While in Cordoba, there was a definite flamenco vibe: 

For the second night in row, residents across Spain went to their windows and made a noise to show their appreciation for the nation's health workers who are at the frontline of the coronavirus crisis. The action was mobilised on social media using #AplausoSanitario.

WATCH: The whole of Spain bursts into applause in gratitude to coronavirus health workers

Get in touch and let us know how you and your neighbours are beating the boredom of Spain's lockdown during the coronavirus crisis.


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Anonymous 2020/03/16 13:15
Just been to the local Supermarket. There are people say chatting outside their houses. There are people selling fruit in the street. There are people chatting on street corners. Roads are full of traffic. No effort at all to take any part in a "lockdown"

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