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"Safety and annoyances in Lisbon" Hassles from people on the street Tip by SonOfLusus

Lisbon is still one of Europe's safest capitals, but as in any other capital city, be aware of petty crime. Pickpocketing is rather common in the most popular trams such as the 28. However, with common sense you should have a trouble-free visit.

A common harmless annoyance downtown (especially in Rua Augusta, Rossio, and Comercio Square) is being constantly approached by Gypsy or Moroccan immigrants trying to sell you sunglasses and then drugs. They can be annoying, but they are harmless. They go away when you show no interest and say no.

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  • Written Dec 30, 2003
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