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Safety in Barcelona - please read before you go

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Safety in Barcelona - please read before you go

It seems that very few people ever use the 'Before you go' and 'Things to do' pages, and even if they did they might miss the significance of this page because of its title. I'll try to get TA to change it. In light of recent threads I think it is increasingly important that people read it before they go.

Here is the link to the page about crime and safety in Barcelona:

tripadvisor.co.uk/Travel-g187497-s206/Barcel…

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1. Re: Safety in Barcelona - please read before you go

Familarise yourself with current scams, risks, advice, etc, but remember the vast majority of visitors are not affected by crime. Help improve those odds even further. Forewarned is forearmed.

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2. Re: Safety in Barcelona - please read before you go

Hi Doffcocker,

Thanks for starting this thread! Is it possible to make it sticky? I would avoid some repetitive posts.

Thanks,

Goran

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3. Re: Safety in Barcelona - please read before you go

Thanks, Doffcocker

Good tips, and in contrast to some regulars on this forum who suggest Barcelona has no more issues than most other tourist popular cities.

IMO it has to be accepted that the pickpocketing is as bad as Rome (takes some doing) and the potential for violent crime is much higher cos Rome doesn't suffer the 'mugging' type scenario reported on Las Ramblas.

It seems the Las Ramblas situation is accepted (shame on the local police) so people should keep away at night. Lots of better areas to hang out anyway.

IME people don't have to be scared in Barcelona, they just have to be more aware and careful than usual then they'll be fine. It's still a great city.

Stoofer

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4. Re: Safety in Barcelona - please read before you go

Thanks Chaps,

I've asked TA about making the page a sticky

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5. Re: Safety in Barcelona - please read before you go

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