January is a stressful month for university students as they face the January exams. However, it is not all about studying these days, it is very important to include in the study routine, time for disconnection.
If it is your first year in the city and you still don't know where to go when you need to disconnect, we have discovered a few charming places near your student flat in Barcelona, where you can get lost and disconnect during the most intense weeks of study.
“El Parque del Laberinto”
This peculiar park is located in the neighborhood of Horta. In him we found a curious labyrinth of hedges, surrounded by romantic gardens that invite you to walk and to take a walk between them, without thinking about nothing more, than to find the exit. While you walk looking for the exit of those geometric corridors, you do not think about everything you have to study yet.
“Bunkers del Carmel”
Located in the Turó de la Rovira in Barcelona, it is a viewpoint with incredible views, not very crowded, as not too many tourists have discovered it yet, where you can lose your sight on the horizon without thinking about anything else.
Los Bunkers del Carmel is one of those places you can't miss if you are studying in Barcelona.
“Parque de la Ciudadela”
We can't help but say it's our favorite place in Barcelona. We suggest you arrive by bike, with a blanket and a good home-cooked meal in your backpack; when you arrive and see the atmosphere of this place, you will want to come back again and again.
The Citadel Park was for many years the only public park in Barcelona, is frequented by many young people and families seeking contact with nature without moving from the center of the city.
Barcelona boasts a Mediterranean climate with a temperature that allows for outdoor planning most months of the year, so you can make this plan, even if it is in the middle of winter.
“Fuentes de Montjuic”
Going out at night is not always like going to a discotheque. You can take advantage of this to make a quiet plan by walking to Plaza de España and enjoying the light show at the Monjuic fountain. The "Fuente Mágica", gathers more and more visitors that come back to visit it because of its spectacular play of lights and water, that turns the moment into a magic moment.
Admiring this show will prevent you from thinking about anything else.
“Palo Alto Market”
This is a plan for college students who love open-air markets. Palo Alto Market is a mix of streetwise and sophisticated where you'll find decoration, tie ropes, vintage and secondhand clothes, foodtrucks, music shows and much more.
It is held on the first weekend of every month in the Poble Nou neighborhood.
Now there's no excuse anymore, get out of your student flat in Barcelona to include a leisure plan in your study routine.