Nude in Barcelona No More?

| April 19, 2011 | 0 Comments

Going Nude in Barcelona And How The Nudity Laws Are Changing

Will Being Publicly Nude in Barcelona Be Outlawed?

Nude in BarcelonaPublic Nudity Laws are Changing in Barcelona, and it’s not for the better. Were you imagining that your European nakation could be clothes-free with the more lenient laws on nudity over there? Well the rules are changing in Catalonia’s capital. Up until now public nudity was allowed, and the Barcelona City Council even put out a brochure in 2004 called “Expressing Yourself in Nudity” which included pictures of naked people around the city in parks, on the subway, etc.

It pointed out that the law “does not contain any article for sanctions against public nudity.” This sounds pretty radical, considering you can’t do any of those things in the nude in NYC. (Let’s design a brochure like that for NYC please ;)

Spain public Barcelona nudity ban

But I Want To Be Nude In Barcelona !!!!

But it looks like people will have to put their pants back on starting late April as they are banning public nudity. From the NY Times: “A committee of the city council approved a draft resolution empowering the police to stop people on the street who were naked or improperly dressed and to require them to cover themselves or face fines of up to $700.”

Apparently this is an effort to attract a better quality and quantity of tourists, ie. not the ones who are visiting for mad parties with cheap booze and naked people obviously. Considering few people went publicly nude in the first place, I don’t see how forbidding it will help with crazy tourism problems. Well let’s hope nothing changes on the nudist beaches! Read more in the NY Times.

*Update* Public nudity has been officially banned in Barcelona. Here’s an article about the top nude beaches in Barcelona, where nudity is still allowed.

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