What are most dangerous areas for pickpockets in Barcelona

What are most dangerous areas for pickpockets in Barcelona

Barcelona, like many popular tourist destinations, has areas with higher incidences of pickpocketing.

While the city is generally safe for visitors, it's important to be aware of the areas where pickpocketing is more common and take precautions to protect your belongings. Some of the areas in Barcelona known for a higher risk of pickpocketing include:

1. Las Ramblas: This famous pedestrian boulevard is a major tourist hotspot, and pickpocketing is a known issue here. Be especially vigilant in the crowded sections and beware of distractions.

2. Barri Gòtic (Gothic Quarter): This historic and atmospheric area of Barcelona is typical spot where pickpocketing can occur, particularly in it's narrow, winding streets and crowded squares.

3. Barceloneta Beach: In the summer, Barceloneta beach is a popular destination so watch for pickpockets when you are relaxing or swimming. Keep an eye on your belongings.

4. Sagrada Familia: This iconic landmark draws large crowds, making it an attractive location for pickpockets. Be cautious when visiting the basilica and the surrounding areas. Beware of distractions and odd requests from strangers.

5. Metro trains and station: Pickpocketing is very common on Barcelona's public transportation, especially the metro. Keep a close eye on your bags and pockets when using public transportation.

6. Els Encants Vells Market: Barcelona's biggest flea market can get quite crowded, and pickpocketing can happen, so be extra cautious.


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Tips to avoid pickpockets

To reduce your risk of falling victim to pickpocketing in Barcelona, follow these tips:

- Keep your belongings secure, especially backpacks, wallets, and smartphones.
- Avoid displaying valuable items openly.
- Be alert in crowded places and beware of people approaching you unexpectedly.
- Consider using anti-theft bags with features like lockable zippers and slash-resistant straps.
- Don't leave your belongings unattended, even for a short time. Keeps bags in your lap when seated and wear backpacks on your front

Remember that pickpocketing can happen in many cities around the world, so it's essential to be vigilant and take precautions wherever you travel. While Barcelona has its share of pickpocketing incidents, with proper awareness and preventive measures, you can enjoy your visit safely.

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Last Updated on Thursday, 02 November 2023 16:33