My husband and I are thinking about visiting in early July along with our 14 year old daughter. We're all fairly savvy travelers, and take all of the usual precautions. I am, however, a concerned about one of us being robbed while in Barcelona after everything I've read. Between the TA site and other travel sites (including several hotel reviews on Venere), it seems that a lot of people have been robbed, targeted by pickpocketers, or stopped by phony police officers.
I'm just concerned that by doing things that we normally do on vacation - listen to our iPods, take loads of photos (with nice cameras), and withdraw money from ATMs - we're going to increase our changes of getting robbed.
Basically, I'm trying to convince myself that Barcelona is as safe as any other big city, but I'm having a tough time. I really could use a sanity check as well as advice on any extra precautions that we could take to reduce our chances of getting robbed. Thanks!