Many tourists to Barcelona each year suffer from carteristas – pickpockets and thieves, hunted in the city centre.
In order not to lose your documents, money and valuables while walking around Barcelona (or any major tourist city in the world) travelers should follow a few simple rules.
First of all, the passport visitors should leave the hotel, as well as most of the money – it is better to use the hotel safe. Also, do not wear for a walk expensive watch and jewelry (professional thief can take them from tourists), clothing luxury brands, which attracts the attention of criminals.
According to police, in Barcelona, thousands of pickpockets. Most often, they are operating on the Ramblas, the Sagrada Familia, the Park güell and near other attractions. Unsafe also the street cafes and terraces – from the table it is easy to steal the phone, and with the back of a chair – remove the bag, and institutions for the actions of thieves are not liable. In addition, 28% of pickpocketing are made in the metro.
Useful information for tourists can be seen here.
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