‘GO AWAY’: Anti-tourist graffiti appears in Spain’s Granada

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TOURISTS in Granada City have been greeted with messages scrawled on the walls of one neighbourhood, including ‘go away’.

Pictures show several messages which appeared on the walls of the Albaicin area of the city.

They include: ‘tourist: go away!’, ‘Granada is not a postcard’, both written in English, and: ‘Flamenco is not a show!’ written in Spanish.

Messages written in English and aimed at tourists have sprung up across the Albaicin area in recent weeks, according to the Bajo Albaicin association.

Police said they are investigating the graffiti but no arrested have been made.

Granada City is a popular hotspot for tourists who travel there to visit the Alhambra fortress and other sites.

The news comes as a backlash against tourists has grown in parts of Spain including Mallorca and Barcelona in recent years.

Anti-tourism campaigners claim the industry damages areas socially and environmentally and pushes up costs for residents. Industry figures and others argue it brings jobs and investment to areas popular with tourists.

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