The famous bird market on Las Ramblas in Barcelona has closed after 150 years.
Animal protection laws mean that the animals (the market grew to sell more than just birds) did not have enough space. After years of fighting the legislation, the markets was forced to close down.
And so dies an iconic element of Las Ramblas. But there are still plenty more things to do on Las Ramblas. Check out my Las Ramblas Barcelona guide.
See also: Las Ramblas Street Performers