The mayor’s office of Barcelona has introduced amendments into the Plan for Special Regulation of City Commercial Spaces selling souvenirs. The said plan already restricts the sale of souvenir goods in the entire district of Ciutat Vella, as well as in the areas next to Park Güell and Sagrada Familia.
Another objective of the aforementioned change is to preserve the traditional mode of trade typical of these districts and the city in general.
The new districts in which this type of commerce will be prohibited include Travessera de les Corts, near Camp Nou and stretching to the metro station of Les Corts; Gaudi’s Casa Vicens, which was opened to the public in November of 2017; and 23 commercial spots in the Sant Antoni district, including the market. Such restrictions were included in the plan for the district’s future development.
Moreover, the city expects to suspend selling licenses in the areas where the Plan for Special Regulation of City Commercial Spaces was in effect during the period of its development. The measures already have been presented to the public, and the city awaits approbation for the rest of this initiative.