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cumbria
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sorry to sound trivial, but am planning a trip to Barcelona in September and to be on the safe side could anyone tell me if the tap water is safe to drink for English travellers?

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the water in barcelona and the rest of spain is safe. my husband and i filled our water bottles from local taps all over the city. a few years ago i became ill from drinking the water in athens.

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I asked the same question earlier on this forum. I was told that tap water is safe - however most drink bottled because they don't like the taste of tap (but it is supposed to be okay to drink.

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personally i never take a chance, it's not that the tap water is dodgy it just has a different mineral content to what we may be used to. given that it is so cheap to buy bottled water i don't risk it

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Yes its totally safe to drink. I have been drinking it since 1989 and never once ill.

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I've been drinking tap water in Barcelona since I as born and still alive :D

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thanks to everyone who replied, i just thought that the tap water in all of spain was not to be touched, but i have only been to majorca and you aren't supposed to drink it there.

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Tap water in Barcelona doesn't taste that great so we buy 5 litre carafes of mineral water to drink with meals, but no problem brushing your teeth etc.

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