3. Don’t Wear Your Burka Inside Buildings
If you’re a Muslim traveler, be aware that in 2010 Barcelona banned full-face coverings in municipal buildings. It is one of over a dozen Spanish cities that, for security reasons, forbids burkas, niqab veils or any head-wear that hinders identification to be worn inside public spaces like municipal offices, public markets and libraries (walking the streets is okay, however). It’s not meant to target religious beliefs, per se, as wearing of ski masks, helmets and balaclavas is also not permitted. Note, there are no legal issues with wearing the more common hijab headscarf around Barcelona.