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Travel mistakes 2

Top 10 Barcelona Travel Mistakes - Part 2

Top 10 Barcelona Travel Mistakes - Part 2

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If you missed part 1, you can read it here: Barcelona travel mistakes - part 1.

6. Buying single tickets for public transport

Many travelers think that they will use the public transport only a couple of times so they decide to buy single tickets. A single ticket will cost you € 2 per person per trip. That means that if you are traveling with two you will have to pay € 8 for a round trip.

Instead, buy the T-10, like I suggested before. You will pay less than €10 for 10 trips and you can travel on one card with multiple people.

7. Keeping your belongings in your backpack or back pocket

Pickpockets are a daily problem in many large cities and in Barcelona there is no difference. Many people like to travel with a backpack. Just be aware that pickpockets are trained in stealing from bags and you really won't notice. Don't put your money, camera, passport, and other important belongings there.

Also avoid carrying your wallet in your back pocket. Keep your bags on your lap when seated.

Pickpockets are most active in the area around the Ramblas, especially while you are watching street shows, on the Metro, and on the beaches. But be on the lookout everywhere, but if you've been caught out then or want to be prepared in case it happen then look at our guide on what to do if you get robbed in Barcelona.

8. Travel in high season

If you are not bound to traveling during high season you may consider taking your trip during spring or fall. Barcelona is a very popular destination and during high season many tourists staying at the Costa Brava come to the city for a day trip.

Especially in the city center, on the beaches and at tourist attractions you will have to fight your way through the crowds. Outside the high-season the city is quiet and you will be able to enter tourist attractions without having to queue for so many hours.

9. Over pay for a hotel

In Barcelona there are many hotels, both in the center and outside. Don't be afraid to look for an accommodation just outside the city center. Barcelona is very safe and the public transport is terrific. You will be in the city center in just minutes.

If you are looking for more comfort, then you may consider renting an apartment instead. On our web-site you will find the best apartments available, also in the heart of the city center.

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