Barcelona, Spain – A Visual Essay on Overtourism in the Catalan Capital

Barcelona is a fantastic city with plenty to offer every type of tourist, from palm-fringed beaches, to world-class cuisine and a rich cultural heritage.It is little surprise, therefore, that the Catalan capital is as popular as it is.

However, some would argue that there are too many tourists in Barcelona, so much so, that there have been numerous  protests against the rising tide.

I personally love Barcelona and I understand that tourism drives a big part of the local economy. However, I can certainly comprehend the voices of locals who are tired of unsustainable, mainstream tourism, which is rife throughout the city. Here are some of my images of excessive tourism and its pitfalls in Barcelona.

To quote Banksy, “This is not a photo opportunity”

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