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Cordoba is a fairly safe place to visit. Having said this, there are certain precautions that should be taken in order to avoid troublesome situations in Spain. Like always, common sense is the most effective tool for staying safe.
Avoid traveling alone at night. This is a general recommendation for any unfamiliar area, but should be followed in Cordoba as well. If staying with a group is not an option, make sure to remain in lighted areas and take safe modes of transportation (cars, buses or taxis). Walking alone at night is never a good idea, especially for women.
Don’t carry around large amounts of money, and avoid wearing expensive jewelry or looking flashy. Although getting robbed is not a major concern in Cordoba, drawing un-needed attention is never a good idea. Try blending into the crown instead of sticking out.
Pickpockets do operate in Cordoba, and are found predominantly in crowded tourist areas like train/bus stations and markets. In these areas men should keep wallets in front instead of rear pockets, and women should keep bags and purses close to their sides.
Various scams have been known to rob tourists throughout Spain. For more information about these and various other safety issues, check out Spain for Visitors.