Warnings & Dangers
OVERALL RISK : LOW
Barcelona is a safe city. With a rating of 85% Spain, is ranked 17th out of 162 on the ranking of the safest and most dangerous countries. Barcelona is a bit more dangerous because of the high number of tourists being pickpocket targets.
PICKPOCKETS RISK : HIGH
As a top touristic destination, there is a high pickpocket risk in Barcelona. A few simple precautions will minimize your chances of being pickpocketed.
MUGGING RISK : MEDIUM
Barcelona is an averagely safe city regarding the chances of being mugged or kidnapped. Be aware of dangerous zones by asking local advice.
SCAMS RISK : HIGH
There are a lot of scammers and con-artists trying to take advantage of tourists, particularly in large cities and around major landmarks in Barcelona. Be aware of “gold ring” tricks, fake petitions, groups of teenagers acting strangely or trying to distract you; and people offering help with your luggage.
TRANSPORT & TAXIS RISK : MEDIUM
There might be some risk while taking public transport in Barcelona.
NATURAL DISASTERS RISK : LOW
There are no natural hazards in Barcelona.
TERRORISM RISK : MEDIUM
Barcelona has been recently targeted by terrorist attacks, be alert to suspicious activity anytime.
WOMEN TRAVELERS RISK : LOW
Barcelona is generally very safe for women travelers.