Spain is the sixth safest country in the world and the fourth safest in Europe. Its capital, Madrid, is one of the cities that attracts the most foreigners, both for tourism and for work reasons. But, in addition to this, one of the factors why Spain is chosen as a new destination among foreigners, is the tranquility and safety of its streets. In today’s post, we explain why the safety and tranquility of Madrid are so important when choosing a new destination and we give you some tips to solve possible complicated situations. Let’s go there!
Signs that demonstrate the safety and tranquility of Madrid
- You can sit on the terrace of any bar or restaurant at any time of the day in complete safety. In some South American countries like Colombia, the simple fact of eating on a terrace shows thieves that we have money and, therefore, is a reason for them to make us their next target. However, in Spain this is never the case. Eating on a terrace of a bar is the most normal thing in the world and does not represent any reason for insecurity.
- In Madrid it is completely safe to walk alone in the street at any time of the day. This does not mean that there is no danger, but it does mean that the probability of something happening is minimal.
- You can use public transport with all the security and tranquility of the world. In fact, in Madrid, the most common way to get around is to use the metro. More than half of the population of Madrid uses public transport daily to go to their place of work or study. The atmosphere on public transport is completely calm and you will never need to use private transport for security reasons.
- Taking money out of the ATM is a normal and daily action for all Spaniards. Moreover, in Madrid you will be able to withdraw money from the ATM directly from the street. This may sound strange for citizens from other countries since, due to insecurity, there are no ATMs on the street. However, if you are going to withdraw money at any ATM in Madrid, you can be completely safe, as this will not pose any problem or threat.
Tips to solve possible complicated situations in Madrid
The first and most important advice is that, although Madrid is a very safe city, it does not mean that you should not be careful and cautious. Taking care of your belongings and not losing sight of them in large crowds or on public transport is one of the things you should keep in mind.
However, in case a complicated situation arises, here is the contact information for the Spanish public emergency services.
- 112 (General Emergency Service)
- 080 (Fire Department)
- 091 (Spanish National Police)
- 062 (Civil Guard)
- 900 202 202 (Maritime rescue)
- 016 (Ambulance and sanitary emergencies)
- 900 102 112 (Tourist assistance, with information in English, French, German and Italian)
We hope this post has been helpful and that it encourages you to choose Madrid as your next destination. Remember that at People Global Relocation we help you with everything you need during your move to Spain.
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