A little know-how goes a long way in Spain. Here you will find all the essential advice and information you will need during your stay.

Personal Security

Violent crime is rare in Spain, but visitors should avoid walking alone in poorly lit areas. Pickpocketing is common in the major cities. Take particular care at markets, popular sights and on public transport, and wear bags and cameras across your body, not on your shoulder.

Contact your embassy if you have your passport stolen, or in the event of a serious crime.


Seek medicinal supplies and advice for minor ailments from a pharmacy (farmacia), identifiable by a green or red cross. Each pharmacy displays a card in the window showing ...

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