The new proposal escalates the city’s aggressive efforts to protect long-term housing and curb tourism by regulating vacation rentals.

Landlords in Barcelona would be permanently banned from renting out private rooms for short-term stays if the city approves a new plan. As part of a package of measures designed to protect potential long-term housing from being cannibalized by tourist rentals, the office of Mayor Ada Colau proposed a new rule that would allow people to rent rooms in their own home only for stays of 30 days or more.


Feargus O’Sullivan

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