Barcelona City Council has imposed coach restrictions around the Sagrada Familia in the face of calls from the local tourism sector for more consultation and time to consider the plans. The visits rose a 40 percent with 3.2 million visitors last year, which prompted a review of the situation.

There is now an exclusion zone in place in the immediate vicinity of the church, except for school groups up to high school age and people of reduced mobility..

Otherwise all other coaches will now have to stop up to 5 blocks away in a number of designated places. For more information, please click here.