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Rising tourism and rising rent in north Catalonia

24 May 2019 02:20 PM

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ACN | Barcelona

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Some scenes of the famous HBO drama Game of Thrones were filmed at the Girona Cathedral, leading to thousands of tourists visiting the site every year.

Roman walls, ancient Arab baths, and Game of Thrones. Girona is packed with colour and character and has a huge amount to offer any holiday-maker, but for some locals, perhaps a little too much.

Affordable housing activists claim locals are being pushed out of their homes, while the Girona city council says there’s no issue.

  • Rising tourism and rising rent in north Catalonia