With superb food, impressive monuments, magnificent churches, medieval towns, beautiful beaches and colourful festivals, what’s not to like about Spain?
However, the country is also home to two pickpocket havens – Barcelona and Madrid, and one has to be careful to avoid petty crime and tourist targeted scams.
Note: vast majority of trips are trouble free and there is no need to be paranoid. That said, it always pays to be aware, careful, and prepared.
- European emergency hotline: 112
- Ambulance: 061 or 112
- Fire: 080 or 112
- Local police: 092
- Tourist helpline: 902 102 112