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Q&A: Is It Safe These Days To Visit Barcelona? PDF Print E-mail

Q: One of our favorite cities in Europe is the beautiful Barcelona. We love the famed Sagrada Familia Church, Picasso Museum, cafés, parks and all the other friendly features. However, now that Barcelona’s state of Catalonia has declared independence from Spain, will there be dangers to visiting senior foreigners? A: Your travel4seniors.com editor and spouse have also enjoyed bright, peaceful Barcelona during our visits. We wouldn’t go so far as warning you to stay away during the current political unrest, because so far the protests and marches have been relatively peaceful.

However, the stark fact is that Catalonia is attempting to break away from Spain and become a separate nation. Historically, this could lead to actions much more serious than mere street demonstrations. Before booking a visit to Barcelona, keep in daily touch with the news, and make your decision based on evolving safety issues for tourists.

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