The famous incomplete church designed by Spanish architect Antoni Gaudi is one of the city’s biggest tourist draws. The square is overwhelmed with tour buses. The city has now decided that the visitors and the cathedral need more space.
His most famous work is the Sagrada Familia. Architect Antoni Gaudí built for eternity. Now the first home he designed is being opened to visitors. It's one of eight UNESCO World Heritage sites by Gaudí in Barcelona.
In one of the biggest-ever drug hauls in the country's history, police in Spain have uncovered 331 kilograms of heroin. Most of the narcotics arrived in Barcelona via Turkey.
The Spanish high court nullified an international arrest warrant for the Catalan leader and four former ministers in exile in Belgium. The court said that the politicians had shown their "intention to return to Spain."
Catalonia's independence push is taking its toll on the region's tourism industry, with revenues and hotel bookings down since a banned October 1 secession referendum that was marred by violence.
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