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The Sagrada Família church is a major honeypot, a must-see for first-time visitors. Tourism at the Sagrada Família has been reorganised (increased advanced bookings, revised opening hours, more ticket offices, extra access-point control staff); an improved system for parking coaches; the drafting of a Tourism Plan for the Eixample; an information service on unoccupied parking places for coaches; the cancellation of the stop on C/ Sardenya, transferred to the Mallorca-Marina chamfer. A regular inspection programme for bar terraces and souvenir shops has also been launched and a Special Plan for Regulating Tourist Accommodation has been approved. In the Sagrada Família area, pavements have been cleared and bar terraces moved to wooden platforms erected in the adjacent street parking spaces. More

The Plaça de les Glòries and the Modernista Sant Pau art nouveau complex are being redeveloped to make them more attractive for tourists to spread, and potentially dilute the impacts of tourism in the city. In April 2016 larger tour parties were barred from La Boqueria the very popular food market on La Rambla.

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