Supreme Court rules that being naked on the street is allowed in Spain

by Lorraine Williamson

The man who became world news because he so often walks around naked in Spain, is not punished. The 29-year-old Spaniard was fined by the police for extreme exhibitionism at the time, but the Spanish Supreme Court declared this fine unfounded. 

Alejandro Colomar, 29, was approached last year by the police in the municipality of Aldaia, a village in the Valencia region, because he was walking around naked. Alejandro has been walking and cycling naked in Spain since 2020, something that has been allowed in almost all of Spain since 1988. However some provinces and municipalities have banned or regulated it. 

Spaniard accused of extreme indecent exposure 

Only a few municipalities in Spain have their own rules for this, but Alejandro did not break them. He is said to have walked naked in the streets of Aldaia at various times. Nevertheless, the police accused him of obscene exhibitionism and the officers decided to issue a fine. Colomar thought this was the greatest nonsense since in that case there must be sexual intentions, which was absolutely not the case. 

Cogesa Expats

Alejandro Colomar also recently appeared naked in Valencia court to challenge his fine. He only wore hiking boots. Court officials did ask him to put something on inside the court because a minor was present. This he then did. Alejandro told the judge that he is entitled to “his ideological freedom”. 

Nudism Alejandro did not endanger anyone 

The verdict of the Supreme Court shows that nudism does not fall under the right to ideological freedom. However, it also does not violate the Organic Law 4/2015 on endangering the security of citizens. His behavior does not lead to a disturbance of public order and does not endanger the safety of others. There is also no specific rule in Aldaia that prohibits nudism. 

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