wear a money belt Sorry to hear that! It's appalling that you took all the precautions and you still got mugged. Spain is a safe country with friendly people but pick pocketing and crime is becoming the downfall of Spain. It's true that petty theft like bag snatching is not taking seriously. I suggest tourists to wear a money belt and watch your bags as Barcelona in particular has an issue with pick pocketing and stupid scams in the tourist areas like people asking for change so when you take out your wallet they'll grab it and run.