A used protective glove floats abandoned in a water pond

A used protective glove floats abandoned in a water pond of Barcelona.

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The pandemic crisis caused by Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak led the government of Spain to impose the state of emergency and the confinement of its citizens on 14th March 2020.

These are photos of the citylife in Barcelona (known as Barna by locals) on these days, from the strict lockdown weeks to recent deconfinement measures.

The set of images is updated as this crisis evolves.
 Eloise, natural from the Carcassonne, practices contemporary dance in the lonely streets of the Gothic neighborhood of Barcelona. Eloise has been studying dance in Barcelona for 3 years, now she takes advantage o

Eloise  practices contemporary dance in the lonely streets of the Gothic Quarter in Barcelona during the time slot that allows adults to go for a walk or play sports.

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A seagull flies over Barcelona's rooftops at dusk hours before thousands of people are returning to work after the Spanish government has lift the strictest measures of coronavirus confinement

A seagull flies over Barcelona's rooftops at dusk hours before thousands of people are returning to work after the Spanish government has lift the strictest measures of coronavirus confinement.

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An elderly woman looks over as neighbours play bingo from balconies at the maritime district of La Barceloneta

An elderly woman looks over as neighbours play bingo from balconies at Barcelona's maritime district of La Barceloneta during a day of strict lockdown.

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A catholic priest walks through the cloister of the Barcelona Cathedral on Good Friday

A catholic priest walks through the solitary cloister of Barcelona's Cathedral on Good Friday. Holy Week passed under strict lockdown mesures to try to stop the spread of the coronavirus. For the first time in decades, the faithful were unable to attend religious events and the masses were broadcast live online.

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​An illuminated apartment  in Barcelona during lockdown

An illuminated apartment  in Barcelona during lockdown.

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A man is reflected in the window of a closed restaurant as he watches the sun rise over the Mediterranean Sea

A man is reflected in the window of a closed restaurant of Barcelona as he watches the sun rise over the Mediterranean Sea during the time slot that allows adults to go for a walk or play sports.

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Barcelona, Spain. 14th May, 2020 - Woman wearing a face mask passes by a church at the maritime district of La Barceloneta in Barcelona.

Woman wearing a face mask passes by a church at the maritime district of La Barceloneta in Barcelona. 

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The disused terrace of a bar on La Rambla de Catalunya street in Barcelona. Bars and restaurants of Barcelona have been closed for more than two months to stop the spread of the coronavirus.

The disused terrace of a bar on La Rambla de Catalunya street in Barcelona hours before that the easing of lockdown mesures allows it to reopen . Bars and restaurants of Barcelona have been closed for more than two months to stop the spread of the coronavirus.

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 A dog tied to the wall is seen in Barcelona's La Barceloneta maritime district while its owner is buying groceries.

A dog tied to the wall is seen in Barcelona's La Barceloneta maritime district while its owner is buying groceries.

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Fabian, a homeless elderly man natural from Cordoba,  stays under a bridge at Barcelona's Poblenou district during lockdown impossed by government.

Fabian, a homeless elderly man natural from Cordoba, stays under a bridge at Barcelona's Poblenou district during lockdown impossed by government.

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​An almost empty avenue going to  La Sagrada Familia during a lockdown day

An almost empty avenue going to  La Sagrada Familia during a lockdown day in Barcelona.

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 An elderly couple go through the empty streets of the Gothic Quarter of Barcelona on their way to the supermarket to buy groceries

An elderly couple go through the empty streets of the Gothic Quarter of Barcelona on their way to the supermarket to buy groceries during the days of strict lockdown.

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​3 years old Ane and his mother from Barcelona's maritime district La Barceloneta contemplate the Mediterranean sea after 6 weeks on lockdown by the coronavirus pandemic

3 years old Ane and his mother from Barcelona's maritime district La Barceloneta contemplate the Mediterranean sea. That day children were allowed to go outside for the first time after 6 weeks on lockdown by the coronavirus pandemic.

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Tree leaves accumulate on the windshield of a car parked in the Barcelona's Eixample neighborhood after 6 weeks of coronavirus lockdown

Tree leaves accumulate on the windshield of a car parked in the Barcelona's Eixample neighborhood after 6 weeks of coronavirus lockdown

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​A woman wearing a protective shield visor mask prepares his fishing stall early in the morning at Santa Caterina Market in Barcelona

A woman wearing a protective face  shield  prepares his fishing stall early in the morning at Santa Caterina Market in Barcelona. Activity in food markets can continue during the days of strict lockdown as they are considered essential services.

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 Swimmers get ready to enter the sea at La Barceloneta Beach in Barcelona. As part of the gradual easing  coronavirus lockdown restrictions Barcelona

Swimmers get ready to enter the sea at La Barceloneta Beach in Barcelona as part of the gradual easing of the coronavirus lockdown restrictions.

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A woman crosses the empty Via Laietana street in Barcelona

A woman crosses the almost empty Via Laietana street in Barcelona. During the days of confinement, vehicle traffic was reduced by up to 80% .

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In Barcelona downtown people walk next to a street art paint representing La Gioconda wearing a protective face mask

In Barcelona downtown, two days before the Spanish government declares the state of alarm for the spread of the coronavirus, tourists walk next to a street art painting of Mona Lisa wearing a face mask.

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A man walks along Las Ramblas  street, amidst concerns over the country's coronavirus outbreak

A man walks along the empty Las Ramblas street amidst concerns over the country's coronavirus outbreak.  ©Jordi Boixareu/Rossiya Segodnya

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Illuminated apartments are seen in Barcelona during lockdown

Illuminated apartments are seen in Barcelona during lockdown.

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​A young boy rides his bike by Cathedral square of Barcelona

A young boy rides his bike by Cathedral's square in Barcelona during the time slot that allows children go on the streets. 

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 A detail of a relief sculpture is seen during  Good Friday in the empty Cathedral of Barcelona

A detail of a relief sculpture is seen during Good Friday in the empty Cathedral of Barcelona.

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A woman wearing a protective face mask walks La Rambla in Barcelona

A woman wearing a protective face mask walks La Rambla in Barcelona one day before the Spanish government declares the state of alarm for the spread of the coronavirus.

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A woman wearing a protective face mask passes a tombs store  in Barcelona. Daily coronavirus deaths in Spain fall to 399, while confirmed cases now exceed 200,000.

A woman wearing a protective face mask passes a tombs store in Barcelona, that day daily coronavirus deaths in Spain felt to 399, while confirmed cases  exceeded 200,000.

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 A man rests close to Barcelona's Cathedral main entrance

A man rests close to Barcelona's Cathedral main entrance.

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Health workers from the Hospital Clinic de Barcelona take to the streets to applaud the people who cheer them up from the balconies

Health workers from the Hospital Clinic de Barcelona take to the streets to applaud the people who every day at 08PM cheer them up from the balconies.

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 A man passes a closed striptease room on the Ramblas in Barcelona at night, non essential business like shops, bars and restaurants remain closed due the lockdown imposed by government.

A man passes a closed striptease room on the Ramblas in Barcelona at night, non essential business like shops, bars and restaurants remain closed due the lockdown imposed by government.

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A man wearing a protective face mask places the newspapers for sale in a kiosk

A man wearing a protective face mask places the newspapers for sale in a kiosk. The kiosks selling written press and magazines were declared essential services so they could continue their activity during the state of alarm.

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Evening light reflects off  windows at  Barcelona's Eixample neighborhood.

Evening light reflects off windows at Barcelona's Eixample neighborhood during lockdown.

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​In Barcelona people go on the streets during lockdown easing mesures

In Barcelona people go on the streets. After six weeks of strict coronavirus lockdown, Spaniards were allowed to go on walks and engage in sports outside of their homes.

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On this 2020 May Day a seagull stands atop a statue of catalan sculptor Josep Llimona named El forjador (The Blacksmith) that represents a tribute to the workers

On this 2020 May Day a seagull stands atop a statue of catalan sculptor Josep Llimona named El forjador (The Blacksmith) that represents a tribute to the workers. Demos and marchs  of May Day were not allowed due to the spread of the coronavirus.

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 A man passes by an empty corridor of Barcelona subway

A man passes by an empty corridor of Barcelona subway during the days of strict lockdown. 

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Food bags ready to distribute at the food distribution point of Santa Anna chapel in Barcelona.

Food bags ready to distribute at the food distribution point of Santa Anna chapel in Barcelona. Social support organizations have tripled the requests for assistance during the state of alarm.

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 Couples relax in a dock at Barcelona's Port Vell promenade

Couples relax in a dock at Barcelona's Port Vell promenade during the  gradual easing of the coronavirus lockdown restrictions.

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A man plays the guitar at La Barceloneta breakwater as the sun rises in Barcelona. Barcelona and its metropolitan area enter Phase 1 of the coronavirus lockdown de-escalation process from this Monday.

A man plays the guitar at La Barceloneta breakwater as the sun rises the day that Barcelona and its metropolitan area entered Phase 1 of the coronavirus lockdown de-escalation process .

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Barcelona, Spain. 14th May, 2020 - A couple is on the Barcelona's Barceloneta beach at sunset while behind them the W Hotel lights up a heart in its windows in gratitude for the work of the health workers.

A couple is on the Barcelona's Barceloneta beach at sunset while behind them the W Hotel lights up a heart in its windows.

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Two women practise social distancing while talking during the coronavirus outbreak in Barcelona

Two women practise social distancing while talking during the coronavirus outbreak in Barcelona. ©Jordi Boixareu/Rossiya Segodnya

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Reina Maria Cristina avenue is seen empty at The Palau Nacional  in Barcelona

Reina Maria Cristina avenue is seen empty at The Palau Nacional in Barcelona.

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Supermarket customers queue up keeping a safe distance on Las Ramblas in Barcelona

Supermarket customers queue up keeping a safe distance on Las Ramblas in Barcelona. That day Spanish government reported 812 coronavirus deaths and ordered new lockdown restrictions.

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Barcelona, Spain. 14th May, 2020 - In the Gothic Quarter a homeless man rests at Santa Eulalia door entrance of Barcelona's Cathedral.

In the Gothic Quarter a homeless man rests at Santa Eulalia door entrance of Barcelona's Cathedral. 

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Barcelona, Spain. 14th May, 2020 - Kevin works on Maria's hair in his hairdresser's shop of Barcelona Gothic Quarter. Since the confinement has been eased, many people have been able to return to the salon, and Kevin has accumulated a waiting list

Kevin works on Maria's hair in his hairdresser's shop of Barcelona Gothic Quarter. Since the confinement was eased, many people was been able to return to the salon and hairdressers had a long waiting list.

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 People walk Las Ramblas of Barcelona at sunset.

People walk Las Ramblas of Barcelona at sunset during the time slot that allows adults to go for a walk or play sports.

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Aerial view of the city of Barcelona

General view of the city of Barcelona during the coronavirus pandemic crisis.

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Barcelona, Spain. 14th May, 2020 - A woman is on the sand of Barceloneta beach in Barcelona contemplating infinity during the week that the confinement measures have been eased.

A woman is on the sand of Barceloneta beach in Barcelona contemplating infinity during the week that the confinement measures had been eased. 

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