& # 39; Tourists are leaving & # 39 ;: Graffiti appears in the Spanish city of Granada and tells visitors that they are not wanted
- 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
- The police suspect that an organized movement is behind the anti-tourist graffiti
Tourists leaving for a Spanish holiday hotspot are told that they are going to & # 39; leave & # 39; by the locals – who write it on walls to get their message across.
Graffiti that says & # 39; tourists are leaving & # 39; and & # 39; flamenco is not a show & # 39; has appeared on walls in Albaicin in the city of Granada in the southern Spanish region of Andalusia.
Other daubs with the words & # 39; tourists will not buy Granada & # 39; and & # 39; tourists, Granada is not a postcard & # 39; were also seen in the picturesque neighborhood, which was declared a World Heritage Site in 1984 because of the medieval Moorish past dating back to the Nasrid kingdom. Granada.
Graffiti with the message & # 39; tourists go home & # 39; has appeared on walls in Albaicin in the city of Granada in the southern Spanish region of Andalusia
An American tourist said: & # 39; It's a shame that the city is so spoiled & # 39;
A spokesperson for the Bajo Albaicin neighborhood association told the local media that an increasing number of messages, mainly written in English, have appeared in the last two weeks.
The association has some sympathy for the underlying message about recklessness, but said: & # 39; If you want to defend Albaicin, you can't do anything worse than spray graffiti. & # 39;
An American tourist interviewed by local media said: “It is a shame that the city is so spoiled. We came here 30 years ago and it has changed a lot, but it is still beautiful. & # 39;
According to local media, more than 27,000 visitors come to Granada every day and the area depends on tourism.
Anger: this piece of graffiti states that & # 39; flamenco is not a show & # 39;
The portrayed Granada 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 damages the local way of life.
Police suspect an organized movement is behind the increase in anti-tourism graffiti, but said no one has reported that he is still being charged or insulted, according to local media.
Reports also said that one suspect was identified from the CCTV cameras in the area, although he was masked and & # 39; knew what he was doing & # 39 ;.
No arrests have yet been made and the investigation is still ongoing.
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