Palo Alto: responsible and safe tour

The Covid-19 crisis has affected, above all, the tourism sector. In the specific case of Barcelona, it has gone from 8,500,000 tourists in 2019 to almost 2,000,000 in 2020. As of May 2021 this figure only reached 155,000 people.


Despite the good prospects for the summer, the wave of contagion has slowed down tourist activity in recent weeks. But, despite the new measures, there are many examples that confirm that you can carry out activities that maintain the safety required by the government, and at the same time be faithful to the user experience. Palo Alto Market Fest is one of these examples, being a tourist activity of reference for both local and international people.


The Palo Alto Market Fest guide to living a summer without sacrificing leisure 

  • Mask and hydroalcoholic gel

The main measures that have been adopted have proved not to be a significant inconvenience in carrying out tourist activities. These are the mask, which in the case of the Market was mandatory throughout the premises, and the use of hydroalcoholic gel to disinfect yourself in any space. The use of physical currency was even restricted, tickets were sold through an app, and the recommended payment method was a physical or virtual card.

  • Avoid congestion

To ensure the steps were followed, a unidirectional route was set up to avoid congestion, and the importance of maintaining safety distance was constantly reminded, a factor that, beyond the rules, depends on individual responsibility. This, together with carrying out outdoor activities, sets up a safe enough scenario to be able to hold events with guarantees. 

In their case, they even divided the musicians into different individual stages to minimize risks. Creativity and security manage to guarantee a full user experience.

  • Space for eating and drinking

In the case of events such as the Market, with a wide gastronomic offer, it is necessary to enable an area with tables and chairs where you can sit, with a minimum distance from each other. A requirement that the exceptional space of the Gal i Puigsech factory successfully matched.

This and other events have corroborated that leisure and cultural activity is not at odds with health security. In fact, over the last few months it has been proven that leaving home and being able to do activities with a certain normality reduces both physical and mental exhaustion, as long as they are done with measures and guarantees.


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  1. alicia Coiduras Charlesalicia Coiduras Charles says:

    Es tornarà a recuperar el nombre de visitants

  2. Joan Santacruz CarlúsJoan Santacruz Carlús says:
  3. Josep RuaixJosep Ruaix says:

    Turisme responsable 👏👏👏👏

  4. Pere Saus Marin says:

    Hi vaig ser més d’un cop. Tot i tenir reserva, recordo que anava amb invitacions el tema, és cert que estava massificat. Coincideixo amb el que dius Laura. ^_^

  5. Laura León AmatLaura León Amat says:

    Ostres 155mil persones al maig d’enguany!! Sembla que sigui una broma aquest número, ni fet expressament…
    Bromes a part, el Pablo Alto és un lloc encantador, potser ara serà més agradable amb aforament limitat, ja que es feien llargues curs per entrar i un cop dins era agobiant, per morir d’èxit. Així que celebro les normes restriccions i poder seguir gaudint d’un espai i activitats estupendes per a no perdre’s-ho

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