Sign in to join the discussion or ask one of our experts another question.

Is it safe to move to Barcelona after the recent terror attacks?

Smith's picture
By Smith - Posted on
21 August 2017
Hi guys,

I hope there are some expats or travellers in Spain that can help me out here.

I've got a great job offer in Barcelona and I'm due to move on the 1st of  September. Everything is pretty much sorted and my family and I were excited to make the move but the terror attacks that took place last week have put a bit of a dampner on things. What is safety like in the city at the moment? Are the authorities on high alert? Do you feel safe living in Barcelona right now? 

I am thinking of postponing the relocation but I worry this could jepordise my job prospects. What do you think? My most important prioraty is keeping my family safe.

Would be great to have your insights.

Thanks a million

Anonymous's picture

feels like everything is back to normal, more police in touristic areas than usually, but this is for better. you and your family can live outside of Barcelona which in my opinion is always safer.

Your rating: None
EmmaL's picture
Last seen: 2 weeks 5 days ago
Joined: 01/08/2017

Hi Smith

There is definitely an air of discomfort in Europe in general. While there can be no guarantee that something similar won't happen in the future, it would be futile to spend your life in fear of something happening.

Where are you from? Have a read of our page on safety in Spain for some general tips on keeping your family safe.

Hope this helps!
Your rating: None

Post new comment

Please only respond to the original question. If you have a new question, click here
By submitting this form, you accept the Mollom privacy policy.

Comment Note

If you are not logged in, your comment will first be moderated before showing up on the page. Thanks for being patient. Please don't resubmit your comment when you don't see it appear immediately.

If you browser seems to hang when submitting a comment, please click here and reload the main Q and A Forum Page.

Read more posts about Spain

Search Expat Arrivals

Become our local expat expert for your area!

Become our local expat expert for your area! We are looking for contributors to help make this the ultimate guide for expats. Get in touch if you can provide useful info on your city or answer forum questions from new expats.
Find out more.

Got a question about your new country?

Login with your Facebook account (Recommended)
, after login or registration your account will be connected.