Barcelona

BoldonLad

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South Tyneside
I had our passports pickpocketed from a buttoned pocket on the leg of my cargo trousers on the underground from the centre to the Gaudi park. Looking back I believe it was by a young kid with his family who bumped against me several times.

Wasted much of the last day of the break at the police station near the Ramblas trying to get sorted so we could get the flight the next day.

I'd go back any time, but I'd be more careful in future.
I had similar experience in Budapest, "only" lost bank cards, driving licence, and small amount of cash. Very annoying, but, it didn't spoil our time in Budapest. Like you, I shall be even more careful in future where keep my wallet. As it happens bank (Santander) were spot on, and, no actual financial loss (other than the small amount of cash).
 

MrGrumpy

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Location
Fly Fifer
I fancy taking my wife for a week end away in Barcelona when travelling will be safe again, hopefully before next summer.
We have never been to Barcelona and from what I understand, it is a fascinating city to visit, so, what are your recommendations ?
Barcelona is lovely but only ever spent a day there. However I do recommend Seville !!!! That’s an amazing place !

As for stealing , yes be careful ! Watched a lad skilfully attempt to slip his hand into a guys back pack. Till I shouted at him after a pat on the back.
 

Joey Shabadoo

My pronouns are "He", "Him" and "buggerlugs"
Pickpockets seems to be a bit of a theme here and elsewhere. We keep the important stuff secreted on the electric wheelchair - there's no way anyone could get to them unnoticed :laugh: Very easy to leave phones sitting on cafe tables though.
 

BoldonLad

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Location
South Tyneside
Pickpockets seems to be a bit of a theme here and elsewhere. We keep the important stuff secreted on the electric wheelchair - there's no way anyone could get to them unnoticed :laugh: Very easy to leave phones sitting on cafe tables though.
Indeed. I am one of those who mentioned pickpockets, but, to be fair, I have travelled thousands of miles in various parts of the world, on business, and, we have travelled thousands of miles in mainland Europe, including many cities, in our retirement. We have (touch wood) had only one "incident". So, I would say, yes, be careful, but, not paranoid. ;)
 

Chislenko

Senior Member
I spent an all expenses paid weekend there and even without spending a penny / pesata / Euro it did absolutely nothing for me.

Once you have seen one example of Gaudi's nonsense (imho) you have seen them all.

To echo what others have said also witnessed an attempted bag snatch.
 
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