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Bikinis, Benidorm and Barcelona

Bikinis in Barcelona

It’s an accepted rule that visitors should dress respectfully and appropriately when visiting any of the many churches or monuments across Spain, but visitors to the Catalan city of Barcelona should be aware that beachwear is confined to the actual beach and promenade areas, and tourists should cover up or face a significant fine.

The clampdown comes as more and more visitors head to Barcelona for hen and stag parties, once the domain of the southern coastal resorts, which city authorities are trying to discourage. Under the new rules, those found walking the city streets in bikinis or trunks are liable for fines of up to (more…)