There was a real police presence in Barcelona. A sad reflection of the world we live in, it was very clear to me, the Spanish government is aware they have a good thing going here. The officers were polite and helpful. There were a lot of them and they were visible!
Barcelona is one of Europe’s top tourist destinations and it’s easy to see why. Beautiful architecture, wide, clean city streets, and lovely people. Did I mention the sun???! The cradle of civilization may rest in Italy but Barcelona is a very nice place to holiday in. Very, very, nice.
We didn’t rent a scooter in Barcelona. Everything was in easy walking distance and time was an issue. A week with a camera, scooter, and a place to sleep would produce an ton of photos. I might not come back…..!