Crowds flock to Barcelona streets to celebrate first weekend without Covid-19 curfews for six months

Hundreds of partygoers were pictured in Barcelona as the city celebrated its first night out in six months after Covid restrictions were eased.

Snaps of delighted groups of revellers showed them partying into the early hours of the morning as curfew restrictions and fears of £500 fines were eased. 

Both those partying and the police flocked to the famous tree-lined tourist hotspot ‘La Rambla’, as well as the Passeig Lluis Companys in the centre and the city’s beautiful beach. 

Large groups of young people chanted ‘Freedom’ and sang songs throughout the night with little to no social distancing, as local media compared the celebrations to a New Year’s Eve party.

The owners of bars and shops were also delighted with the decision to relax restrictions and give people the chance to ‘enjoy a little of the summer’. 

‘Young people, like everyone else, have been very restricted,’ Barcelona shop worker Paula Garcia, 28, told Reuters.

‘Now was time to give us a bit of freedom to enjoy a little of the summer.’  

A man is pictured dancing in front of police cars on the streets of Barcelona as Covid-19 curfew restrictions were eased for the first time in six months

A couple kiss as they celebrated the end of the state of emergency in Spain on a street in Barcelona last Sunday morning

A couple kiss as they celebrated the end of the state of emergency in Spain on a street in Barcelona last Sunday morning

Local media dubbed the massive street parties that erupted across Spain as a 'New Year's Eve night in May' as national Covid-19 restrictions eased

Local media dubbed the massive street parties that erupted across Spain as a ‘New Year’s Eve night in May’ as national Covid-19 restrictions eased

Maskless revellers drink and party into the early hours of the morning as crowds of people flocked to Barcelona's centre on the first weekend without a curfew in place

Maskless revellers drink and party into the early hours of the morning as crowds of people flocked to Barcelona’s centre on the first weekend without a curfew in place

V for Victory: Young people laugh and drink as they enjoy the Barcelona nightlife as the national state of emergency was lifted

V for Victory: Young people laugh and drink as they enjoy the Barcelona nightlife as the national state of emergency was lifted

The city's police force were pictured evicting revellers from the centre of town in the early hours of the morning

The city’s police force were pictured evicting revellers from the centre of town in the early hours of the morning

Pictures showed the first set of delighted partygoers for six months flocking to Barcelona’s city centre and its popular tourist hotspots as Covid-19 restrictions eased in the Catalonian capital.

Local newspapers dubbed the massive street parties that erupted across Spain as a ‘New Year’s Eve night in May’. 

Some wore masks but there was little social distancing as friends hugged, kissed, danced and sang on the streets together for the first time this year. 

The city’s police force were also pictured breaking up large crowds of people and moving them on in the early hours of the morning.  

Across the country, large groups of maskless revellers clashed with police as they celebrated their first night without Covid-19 curfews in half a year.

Young people were pictured, some without masks, drinking and having fun with little to no social distancing on Barcelona's streets

Young people were pictured, some without masks, drinking and having fun with little to no social distancing on Barcelona’s streets

Hundreds of people celebrated after midnight on Saturday in the Passeig Lluis Companys of Barcelona, without observing social distancing, or wearing masks

Hundreds of people celebrated after midnight on Saturday in the Passeig Lluis Companys of Barcelona, without observing social distancing, or wearing masks

Friends hugged, kissed, danced and sang together for the first time this year during huge street parties that erupted across Barcelona

Friends hugged, kissed, danced and sang together for the first time this year during huge street parties that erupted across Barcelona

Partygoers gathered on a beach in Barcelona in the early hours of Sunday after the state of emergency was lifted at midnight

Partygoers gathered on a beach in Barcelona in the early hours of Sunday after the state of emergency was lifted at midnight

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