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Safety primer: Barcelona

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Take these precautions and have a trouble-free stay in Barcelona, pickpocket capital of the world.

Cinema: Yelmo Icaria

Useful Services

Do as most of Barcelona’s foreign community do and head here for movies in their original language version.

La Yaya Costurera

Useful Services

Wardrobe malfunctions and clothing chaos are set straight at this quick fix tailor.

Sitter: Tender Loving Canguros

Useful Services

If you’re travelling with a little one, this service offers English speaking sitters for a few hours of relief.

Getting Around

Arrival

Getting around town in Barcelona.

Girona-Costa Brava Airport

Arrival

Getting to and from Girona-Costa Brava Airport (GRO).

Barcelona Airport

Arrival

Getting to and from Barcelona Airport (BCN).

Police: Comisaria Mossos d’Esquadra

Emergencies

Barcelona is unfortunately the pickpocket capital of Europe. If you fall victim, fill in a report online, then go here.

Cinema: Renoir Floridablanca

Useful Services

English language cinema with as much drama in the box office queue as in the movies themselves.

Food delivery: Yes Delivery

Useful Services

Nosh from over 30 restaurants, in addition to flowers, drinks and proper catering for bigger events.

Luxury cars: ECB Rental

Useful Services

Leave the Renault Clio. Ferraris, Porsches, vintage cars for rent by the day or hour, or accompanied drives.

Scooters: Cooltra Rent-a-scooter

Useful Services

If you need a motorised vehicle, two wheels are infinitely more practical in this town.

Car service: Abaser

Useful Services

Car and chauffeur service. Minibuses. English spoken.

Dry cleaner: Tintoreria Ferran

Useful Services

In general, avoid Spanish dry cleaners. But here is one when the need is pressing.

Dentist: Nicholas Jones

Emergencies

English-speaking dentist and emergency service.

Agenda

  • Sitges Film Festival 2017
  • October 5 - 15
  • Sitges Film Festival 2017
  • This small but well-respected festival based in Sitges runs with an emphasis on sci-fi and the mysterious, ensuring that the German leather crowd won’t be the only trolls in town.

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Barcelona Miscellaneous - on a map

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