Tourists who tried to bare-chested or wearing a bathing suit like a bikini in the streets of Barcelona will be ordered to cover themselves or be fined amounting to 296.8 euros ( IDR 3.6 million ), based on the ban which came into force this week.
The capital of Catalan region that prohibit the use of outer playa swimwear ( coastal areas ) in an effort to clean up the image of the city and eliminate the bad scene in the streets. Rules are applied after a long campaign by residents and local businesses are sick of seeing tourists wandering the streets, eating in restaurants, or visiting the shops in various places in the city with inappropriate clothing.
" A number of people who live here disturbed by the tourists back and forth on the street wearing only bikinis, or shirtless men, " said Assumpta Escarp, Barcelona board members who are struggling to pass the ban. " We must maintain our standards. "
Barcelona Police can impose penalties in place for those who refuse to cover the body. However, guidelines on what kind of clothing is considered appropriate for the road is still not clear.
Tourists or anyone else would be fun bikini at the beach, on the streets on the seafront, and the streets adjacent to the beach.
The amount of fines ranging between 120-300 euros for those who are " half naked " and between 300-500 euros for those who dare naked outside coastal areas that are designated for the nudists.
In addition to its beautiful beaches, sunshine and warm temperatures make Barcelona a favorite location for European tourists. The Daily Telegraph, Tuesday ( 05/31/2011 ), reported, approximately half a millionthe Britain tourists every year invaded Barcelona.
Prohibition of bikinis in the streets of the city council was approved last month and came into force last Sunday.