Preventions Books about Barcelona Practical tips
As always travelling, wherever you´re going to, a Travel Insurance against theft and loss is a good prevention. Also making photocopies of the important pages of your passport, and other important documents is a good idea.
Barcelona is fairly a secure city, although petty crime (in particular theft) can be sometimes a problem and its victims are usually newcomers in town. As known, prevention is always better than a cure, so keeping an eye out for pickpockets and bag snatchers in the most touristy parts (specially around Plaça Reial and the Chinese Quarter) of town would be a good idea.
In summertime the beach is also a good place to keep your eyes open, although the local police mounts special anti-theft operations during this season there, thieves and pickpockets have the beach as a popular place where to act.
If anything does get lost or stolen, theres 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.
of victims experiences denounced is similar to the average of other
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The Government Delegation in Catalonia started in 2001 the Tourism Security Plan for Barcelona that includes the following points:
cooperation between the Cuerpo Nacional de Policía
and the Guàrdia Urbana (local police) of Barcelona.
Some Practical advices: