On Ciutat Vella, Barcelona’s Old Town:

Destination Report: Barcelona’s Ciutat Vella (download available shortly)

This piece of work examines the different ways that tourism generates both beneficial and adverse outcomes for this area, its residents and its visitors.  It suggests that much more could be done to safeguard Ciutat Vella’s intangible heritage, including features of neighbourhood life that many local residents are dependent on or attached to, in ways that go unappreciated by tourism promoters and other powerful agents whose homes are conveniently nestled in other places.  The report justifies that better experiences would be enabled for many of the Old Town’s visitors if local life was itself better ‘enabled’, both by and in spite of tourism activities.


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