The attitude of tourists in the Sagrada Família metro that forces TMB to take action

When you visit a city for the first time, you always seek to discover its most emblematic and beautiful places.

Oliver Thansan
Oliver Thansan
29 March 2024 Friday 22:21
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The attitude of tourists in the Sagrada Família metro that forces TMB to take action

When you visit a city for the first time, you always seek to discover its most emblematic and beautiful places. And, also, take a good memory with you on your cell phone or camera. For this reason, we try to find the best point from which to capture the snapshot and, in case you don't know how to find it, social networks have become an alternative to travel guides, with recommendations from other tourists.

There is one of these tips that has gone viral a lot, especially among younger Internet users, on how to get the best perspective of one of Barcelona's essential monuments: the Sagrada Família. And where is the secret? Record yourself leaving the metro stop, placing your phone on the escalators while Antoni Gaudí's majestic basilica appears behind you.

More and more tourists want to have this souvenir video and share it on their profiles on social networks. These videos have gone viral on the networks, especially on TikTok and Instagram; and now TMB has had to take measures and has installed some signs at the exit of the Sagrada Família metro station in which it asks that no one place their cell phone on the escalators because this causes crowds that hinder the passage and also problems of security.

The videos, about 10 seconds long, have had an effect and there are more and more people who want to film themselves with the Barcelona monument in the background. In fact, there are users who describe it as "the most beautiful exit on the metro."

Regarding the panels that TMB has installed because of this new trend - they are yellow - they appear on the glass of the escalators and on them you can read in Catalan, Spanish and English that, if you leave your cell phone on the stairs and Then you have to pick it up, there is a risk of crowds.

Even this Friday, the station security guards stopped the escalators for a while because the action was repeated over and over again with many tourists leaving the subway entrance.