Unless you are in a big gang of lads you must be on your guard at all times in this city - especially in Las Ramblas area & Port Olimpic - During the night on las Ramblas black prostitutes line the streets particularly at weekends looking for drunk men walking back to hotels, they will surround you & try to take your money. Me & My wife recently had to fight off 5 morrocans (2 of whom had knives!)trying to steal her belt bag & my money on the steps of Port Olimpic , luckily we scared them off by retaliating - you MUST stand up to these vermon or they will take you for everything. Women should not use handbags under any circumstances - if you do you are asking for trouble! Never walk around on your own at night or you will virtually guarantee a mugging attempt on yourself. The local guardia or policia do not want to know & are ignorant & unhelpful. Please take heed of this warning - I know from experience!