From bikinis to buskers: Spain's weirdest laws
Published: 14 May 2014 17:44 GMT+02:00
The Spanish city of Palma de Mallorca on Tuesday approved fines of €600 ($820) for people daring to go shirtless in the city centre. To honour the occasion, The Local has rounded up some of the strangest laws in Spain.
Which common activity is illegal during weddings in the southern city of Cadiz?
What must prostitutes wear while working the Catalan town of Els Alamus?
And why is it OK to name Spanish children Stalin but not Judas, or Apple?
To find out these answers to these questions and many more, visit The Local's gallery of Spain's strangest laws.
The Alhambra fortress in Granada. Photo: Bernjan/Flickr
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Benidorm on Spain's Costa Blanca. Photo: Jose Jordan / AFP
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A photo of a Guardia Civil van Photo: Cesar Manso / AFP
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Queen Letizia showing off her new bob at the Woman Awards in Madrid. Photo: Royal Palace/Twitter
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Photo: Richard Pohle/AFP
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Punta Cana International Airport in the Dominican Republic. Photo: Michael Gerard Burns/Wikimedia
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Rival militias fighting around Tripoli in August 2014. Photo: Mahmud Turkia / AFP
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Police officers stand guard outside Joan Fuster secondary school in Barcelona. Photo: Josep Lago/AFP
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