Barcelona Warnings and Dangers: The Tyler Group Expat Connections at Barcelona

1. Pickpockets

Please be very wary when getting the train from the airport into Barcelona Sants station as it appears to be a big pickpocket target. You've just arrived from the airport for your holiday and with...

2. Be Aware!

Not far from parkway Passeig de Gracia when I have turned to Avingida Diagonal, there happened a following case with me. It is necessary to tell, Avingida Diagonal unlike Passeig de Gracia is not so...

3. People to Avoid

This is an old scam. A man stands beside a tape recorder playing music. There are some small dolls that jig up and down to the music. When he stops the music they stop dancing. The trick : there is...

4. What To Avoid

The original title of this tip was 'Bullfights: Don't waste your time and money'. I did change it as nowadays (and I'm glad of it) even if you really want to waste your time and money watching a...

5. Bad Timing

Too many times, i have arrived in a city, expecting to see something i have been planning for months. unfortunately, due to my lack of practical planning, i arrive at the site after hours, it's under...

6. Avoid Crowds

It is more than difficult to get around the block that contains the Sagrada. People are standing around, and others taking pictures, while others are waiting in line to get in. Either way, it is near...

7. Money Matters

Dear all people in the world at large... Every friend groups of mine who have visited Barcelona in the last six months have been robbed off at various restaurants in Barcelona... They have lost their...

8. Charter flight from Moscow

I arrived to Barcelona from Moscow by a charter flight at saturday midday. The return flight has been appointed in the morning in a week. However I suspected,...

9. Suspicious Apartment Rental Company

I feel the need to share the circumstances of how my computer was stolen from a rental apartment under the company "BLACK AND WHITE HOME". My mother and I...

10. Inventiaclick Apartment Rental Company

Basically I don't want to waste any more time on these fraudsters than I have to but I feel compelled to warn others. We booked in December/January time for a...

11. Multi Cultural Issues

Even though it does not show outwardly, there is a large proportion of people from other countries; especially Indians who operate a lot of the restaurants and...

12. Traffic Jams

Throughout the city there are vehicles backed up for blocks. I could not imagine the length of line and time it takes to get across the city center, but no...

13. Trinket junk All Around

Every place you go, there can be found on the street tent shops that sell the typical junk trinkets to take home, or some local maps of some sort. It gets...

14. Beer is Expensive All Over

I found that I like to drink beer for a lot of meals on trips. This satisfies the pallet, and warms the tummy. However, IN Barcelona, I was cautious as to how...

15. RAil to Monserrat is Difficult to Find

The connection to the rail lines in the city is at Plaza Espanya. The difficulty is leaving the subway section and then finding the rail lines. They are marked...

16. Thieves, pickpockets & scams

In such big city as Barcelona, all is possible, thieves, pickpockets & scams are all just waiting there for the naïve tourist. Don’t make it easy for anyone,...

17. Fake goods

Do not be naive and do not think that you found the deal of your life when those streets vendors offering you some brand name product for a tempting price. All...

18. Parking

If you come to Barcelona with a car, be aware where you actually parking you car, this Swiss tourist thought his car is safe in the front of the hotel, but this...

19. Walking, walking and walking... but underground!

The metro is usually the most convenient and comfortable way to move in a big city. I don't think it is the case in Barcelona. Barcelona’s metro has many...

20. Do drink enough!!!

For years, we have all been told of the importance of water. The general guideline has been to drink 2 litre of water each day. For a person who is not living...

21. Reading a map!

Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus, the catchy title of the 1992 bestseller by John Gray, succinctly expresses an ancient dilemma. What--if anything--do...

22. Worst time to visit the city

Mid of July to mid of August is one of the worst times, because what winter is is the North, that hard mid summer is in Barcelona. Nor the breeze from the sea...

23. Competing Tour Groups

There are several main tour bus companies. We used the Barcelona Turistic Bus which is the hop-on hop-off bus. However we got our tickets at the airport and had...

24. Shark Tunnel photos

The aquarium takes photos of you as you exit the shark tunnel. The ones of us were horrible as my grandson had his back to the camera, and they weren't very...

25. Look out for pickpocket

Anywhere I travel, I've always read the warnings for pickpockets. So, since Barcelona I was lucky, never nothing wasn't happened.Now I lost my purse, it was...

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