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Avoid Doing These Things As A Tourist Visiting Barcelona
Barcelona's pickpocketers are reported as the sneakiest in Europe, so remain vigilant when walking around, especially in tourist areas, on the metro, and at night.
Barcelona is a safe city, and pickpocketing concerns should not deter you from visiting. Consider purchasing anti-theft bags for this trip.
Minimize the risk of theft by blending in with the local crowd and not being a visible tourist. Don't bring selfie sticks and mimic the city’s laid-back fashion.
Don't Be Obvious
Avoid leaving your bags unattended on the beach, placing your phone on the table while you eat, or slipping your jacket over the back of your chairs.
Barcelona is Catalonia's capital, an autonomous region within Spain with fundamental differences between their way of life and the neighboring Spanish areas.
Catalonian Values
Catalonian cuisine is built upon a Mediterranean foundation. Locals will be impressed and enthusiastic if you greet them in their language, Catalan, instead of Spanish.
In Barcelona, everything starts later. Lunch can happen as late as 4 p.m., dinner is between 9 and 10 p.m., and the nightlife will only start heating up at 3 a.m.
Meal Times
Many places shut their doors for their afternoon siesta between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m., and remember that most shops close on Sundays, too.
Las Ramblas is often called "the most famous street in Barcelona," but you should avoid sitting down to eat here. Prices are super high since it's a tourist area.
Las Ramblas