‘It’s Tourist Hunting Season’: The Street Art That’s Seething About Mass Tourism | EUROtoday

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The writing is on the wall throughout Spain.

Residents who’re changing into more and more annoyed with the destructive affect of mass tourism on their day by day lives ― together with however definitely not restricted to increased rents and actual property costs ― are taking to the streets to voice their fury.

Some protesters, nevertheless, have additionally taken to leaving extra everlasting reminders of their anger within the type of graffiti, avenue artwork and sticker campaigns.

“It’s Tourist Hunting Season,” “Tourists Go Home” and “Fuck Airbnb” are among the many scathing messages which have been photographed daubed on partitions or printed on stickers throughout the 2 greatest cities — the capital Madrid and Barcelona — this yr alone.

In Malaga, stickers bearing anti-tourist phrases ― similar to “go fucking home” and “this used to be my home” ― have been earlier this yr positioned round tourism areas during which households as soon as lived.

Meanwhile, somebody on the island of Mallorca final summer season put in pretend indicators in English that warned vacationers of “dangerous jellyfish” and “falling rocks.” But the small print in Catalan revealed there wasn’t truly any hazard and that it was simply mass tourism they needed to forestall.

Here’s a take a look at a few of the anti-tourism protest artwork in Spain from this yr and earlier than: