Barcelona is one of the most popular destinations among tourists and is rather friendly city with really low level of violent crime. Police is cruising the city 24/7 and is keeping a situation under full control. There is really high probability that during your Barcelona city tour you won't face any unpleasant situations, related to crime.
Nevertheless, many tourists, experienced travelers and even locals from time to time become the victims of Barcelona's pickpockets. The favorite places for pickpockets are the crowded Raval and La Rambla. If you just arrived to the city – be careful at the central bus station Estació del Nord, as well as at railway station Sants. Make sure that you always have your bags next to you at any place you go – there are thieves who specialise in bags theft in public places.
Please note one thing during your Barcelona stay – the thieves tend to be more shameless and daring than in most other European cities. If the theft is considered a misdemeanour and the object in question has a value less than 400 euros– the thief will be released by police almost immediately. Please try to avoid confrontation with the individual. Any fighting is a serious violation of public order in Barcelona and is a matter of criminal prosecution. The central part of the city is full of security cameras, so in this case you will get yourself into a legal situation that is, most certainly, not worth the hassle.
Be careful while using ATMs across the city. Try not to use ATMs on crowded streets.
Finalise the transaction and do not let someone to catch your attention until you have your money and the credit card.
Individual travelers should avoid visiting deserted places at the Monjuic mountain – you may become a victim of a robbery. The public beaches of the city and its suburbs become heaven for pickpockets and scam artists during last years. Be sure you have someone keeping an eye on your private things and handbags while your are swimming. There are many reasons while male travelers should avoid contacts with street prostitutes, one of them being that in many cases they have stakes in the pickpocketing action as well.
If you need to inform the police about any crime – please be ready for the fact they may not be able to speak English.
Life is life and unpleasant situations may happen everywhere including Barcelona, however this city is among the most secure places in Europe. The number of attractions, relaxing atmosphere and many other pleasant benefits will make your Barcelona city tour an unforgettable experience. Whether traveling alone or in a group we are happy to arrange a private, tailor-made tour of the city for you - a safe and informative way to get to know the city!