In recent years, Barcelona has become a first-class tourist center, in the fashionable city for tourists and visitors and this mass of business have probably become the main source of income of the city.
There has been an exponential growth of the tourist facilities of all type and nature, from the most extreme luxury to the rooms of rent, tourist apartments or hostels.
As a dichotomy, this increase in tourist facilities have brought a face and a cross to the daily life of the city of Barcelona. Face job creation and boost the country’s economy. The cross, the massive arrival of visitors to the city and the annoyances that this means to the inhabitants themselves.
The main complaints of the people of Barcelona is in relation to the uncompromising attitude of low-cost tourists and conglomerations. It is an approach to the problems that arose initially in the booze tourism, clear examples those of Lloret de Mar or Salou.
In some neighborhoods like Barceloneta, these crowds and insane coexistence have generated an arduous debate about the advisability of limiting tourist apartments in highly overcrowded areas as is the case.
Occasionally, the avalanche of tourists affects the routine of neighbors and shops, as in the case of sellers and customers of the Boqueria market, located on the Rambla, or the use of public spaces, such as around the temple of the Sagrada Familia, which is accustomed to register a very high volume of traffic because of the many tourist buses that circulate and park.
For its part, the City Council has begun to intervene in areas that until now have spontaneously self-regulated, as in the case of the use and circulation of bicycle groups in the historic center, or the limitation of access time and The number of visitors in public places such as Park Güell.