7Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona, one of Europe’s top tourist destinations, has become a focal point for anti-tourist sentiment. The city’s residents have long expressed frustration over overcrowding, rising living costs, and the negative impacts of tourism on their daily lives. The Gothic Quarter, La Rambla, and the beaches are often packed with tourists, making it difficult for locals to enjoy their own city. In response, local authorities have implemented stricter regulations on short-term rentals, limited the number of new hotels, and even launched campaigns encouraging tourists to behave responsibly.