Travel tips


Safety in Barcelona


Pick pocketing and bag snatching are quite usual in Barcelona and as you can imagine with tourists a prime target.Be especially careful at crowded places like the beaches, the Old City, particularly La Rambla, as well as at stations and on public transport (the airport train being a favorite) and wherever thieves think tourists might go to (parks, internet cafés…).


Do´s and Dont´s for tourists in Barcelona


Avoid giving invitations: do not keep wallets, money in general or your mobile phone in accessible pockets, keep your bags closed and in front of you. Always put your things where you can see them.Only carry around as much things as you really need for that day. Leave valuables that you aren't going to use on the day in the hotel safe.

Try to be dressed appropriate: Spanish people tend to dress more conservative, they only wear shorts when they are going to the beach, never in the middle of the city. Avoid to keep your passport with you- a copy is completely sufficient. Avoid walking in dark isolated back streets, especially if you are alone. If anything does get lost or stolen, there’s a City Police Station at La Rambla 43, opposite Plaça Reial (City Police Emergency phone: 092). Moreover, you can call to the 088, the emergency phone of the Mossos de Esquadra. Avoid street gambling stalls. They are a fraud.

Avoid to keep your passport with you- a copy is completely sufficient.Avoid walking in dark isolated back streets, especially if you are alone.If anything does get lost or stolen, there’s a City Police Station at La Rambla 43, opposite Plaça Reial (City Police Emergency phone: 092). Moreover, you can call to the 088, the emergency phone of the Mossos de Esquadra.Avoid street gambling stalls. They are a fraud.Should you be using a vehicle of any kind, never leave any objects of value in sight.If you doubt a police is what he is telling you he is, for example a non-uniformed policeman, tell them to call the hotel before surrendering documentation. Do not surrender money or credit cards.