Once you've arrived in the city centre you'll probably want to drop your luggage off at your
If you haven't yet arranged accommodation, there are various cheap hotels in Barcelona around the Ramblas, check our
accommodation guide for details of accommodation options.
The next thing to do is orientate yourself. There is a large tourist information point in Plaza Catalunya where you
can grab yourself a Barcelona tourist guide and city map,
and start finding out what there is to do in Barcelona. This includes everything from restaurants in Barcelona, bars,
clubs, Barcelona beaches, and more. You may want to get yourself a ticket for the city sightseeing open top bus tour;
it is a good way to see all the major sights in Barcelona, and is highly recommended for a first time tourist in Barcelona.
Barcelona has a very low level of violent crime but there are a lot of
pickpockets in Barcelona
so make sure you're always aware of your belongings; especially when you arrive with all your luggage Make
sure you keep an eye on valuables as this time when you're not quite sure where you're going and have a lot of
things to carry is when you are most vulnerable.