& # 39; Tourists go away & # 39 ;: Graffiti appears in Granada and tells visitors they don't want to

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& # 39; Tourists go away & # 39 ;: Graffiti appears in the Spanish city of Granada and tells visitors they don't want to

  • Granada was declared a World Heritage Site in 1984 because of its Moorish past
  • According to local media, more than 27,000 visitors come to Granada every day
  • Police believe an organized movement is behind the anti-tourist graffiti

Tourists who leave for a Spanish vacation hotspot are told to & # 39; leave & # 39; by the locals – who write it on walls to get their message across.

Graffiti that & # 39; said & # 39; tourists go away & # 39; and & # 39; flamenco is not a show & # 39; has appeared on walls in Albaicin in & # 39; the city of Granada in & # 39; e southern Spanish region of Andalusia.

Other daubing saying & # 39; tourists won't buy Granada & # 39; and & # 39; tourists, Granada is not a postcard & # 39; were also spotted in the picturesque district, declared a World Heritage Site in 1984 because of its medieval Moorish past dates from the Kingdom of Nasrid of Granada.

Graffiti that said & # 39; tourists go away & # 39; has appeared on walls in Albaicin in & # 39; the city of Granada in & # 39; e southern Spanish region of Andalusia

An American tourist said, & # 39; It's sad that the city is so degraded & # 39;

An American tourist said, & # 39; It's sad that the city is so degraded & # 39;

A spokesman for the Bajo Albaicin Neighborhood Association told local media that an increasing number of messages, mainly written in English, have appeared over the past two weeks.

The association has some sympathy for the underlying message about overtourism, but said, & # 39; If you want to defend Albaicin, you can do nothing less than spray graffiti. & # 39;

An American tourist interviewed by local media said: & # 39; It's sad that the city is so corrupt. We came here 30 years ago and it has changed a lot, but it is still wonderful. & # 39;

According to local media, more than 27,000 visitors come to Granada every day and the area is dependent on tourism.

Anger: This piece of graffiti explains that & # 39; flamenco is not a show & # 39;

Anger: This piece of graffiti explains that & # 39; flamenco is not a show & # 39;

Granada, pictured, was declared a World Heritage Site in 1984 because of its Moorish past

Granada, pictured, was declared a World Heritage Site in 1984 because of its Moorish past

However, residents often complain about rising costs and say that mass tourism is harming the local way of life.

Police believe an organic movement is behind the increase in anti-tourist graffiti, but said no one has reported being charged or charged, according to local media.

Reports also said one suspect was identified from & # 39; CCTV camera & # 39; s & # 39; t area, though he was masked and & # 39; knew what he was doing & # 39 ;.

No arrests have been made yet and the investigation is ongoing.

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