Mallorca to ban bikinis in public

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Palma de Mallorca may ban bikinis in public - unless it's the beach.

Mallorca is considering a law to ban the wearing of swimwear outside of bathing areas in the capital Palma.

 

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The proposed measure for popular holiday-destination Mallorca is said to be part of a wider campaign to tackle anti-social behaviour.  

The law could see scantily-clad tourists fined, with some fearing that unsuspecting visitors to the island may end up being targeted by the authorities for inappropriate attire.

However, many Mallorca citizens are reportedly fed up of seeing under-dressed tourists away from the island’s beaches and would welcome the bikini ban.


The proposed ban, with details in Palma City Council’s ‘Ordenanza Civica’, or ‘Good Citizen Plan’, is said to be close to being made law.

Under a section titled “etiquette,” the Ordenanza states that it’ll be forbidden for anyone to be “naked or nude” in public places or “devoid of superior clothing.”


The proposed prohibition will not apply to boardwalks or streets adjacent to the beach.

Apparently, no specific penalties have yet been agreed for the plan.

 



4 COMMENTS

  1. Well said Square! What will it be next? Everyone who works in an office has to wear a suit? Everyone who walks must wear lace-up shoes? As you so rightly said, who are they to tell anyone what to wear? I might not like yellow jerseys but I would absolutely fight tooth and nail against anyone who wanted to ban them. Democracy is about us having rights, such as the choice of what we wear and that includes shorts and bikinis wherever we like to wear them.

  2. This headline is misleading. The townhall are trying to get rid of beachwear being worn into bars, shops etc in the city. It has been a long time coming. There is no need for people going around Palma city center clad only in bikinis and swimming trunks. It wouldn’t be allowed in cities in the UK or Germany.

  3. [quote]This headline is misleading. The townhall are trying to get rid of beachwear being worn into bars, shops etc in the city. It has been a long time coming. There is no need for people going around Palma city center clad only in bikinis and swimming trunks. It wouldn’t be allowed in cities in the UK or Germany.[/quote]

    Are you kidding me! Who are you or the townhall to tell anyone what to WEAR?!?! Are you insane? first of all if it was as sunny and beautiful in the UK or Germany then I’m sure people would be wearing such things. Second of all do you really want to start imposing a dress code on people. What sort of a world are you trying to create here?! Peoples decision to wear what they want should be exactly that – their own decision. I cant believe that this is even being considered. I’m saddened by reading this, let alone that there is someone out there that thinks its a good idea! Life is too short to be worrying about this sort of thing – MOVE ON!

  4. Sorry Square, I do not agree. I firmly believe beachwear should be kept for the beach and nowhere else. I have no wish to see such people walking around the town, or go into a shop and see someone dressed in a bikini or swimming trunks.
    Many people these days seem to think they can do as they please and to hell with everyone else and that is not right.

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