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La Plaça Sant Jaume

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La Plaça Sant Jaume

La Plaça Sant Jaume

La Plaça Sant Jaume

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La Plaça Sant Jaume

Plaça de Sant Jaume, 08002 Barcelona, Spain

Area: Barrio Gótico
Metro/Bus: Metro: L4 Jaume I
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Should I trust policeman in Spain?
Edward (27 Nov 2016 - 10:42)
It is my honeymoon with my wife to Europe. Almost the end of my trip.
My flight landed to Barcelona at 4pm & I booked a car for driving city of Barcelona.
After hotel, we go to city central La Rambla. I was look for the place to parking.
I found a ground yellow frame car parking & parked. However, I can't found any place to buy ticket.
I saw and asked to 2 policemen for parking issue. They are very friendly to tell me you are in Hotel car parking. One policeman go to see the pole sign which is Spanish I don't understand anyway. He told me the you better to drive backward to my now parking place. That's is not parking frame area & I had ask second time to no need to pay for ticket? They said "YES" with very nice smile. That is the time I went for dinner at 8pm arround.

After dinner, we walk around chrismas market & go back to take my car. It is about 10:45pm. I saw a police just finish to bill my car illegal parking fines. I ask him what happen to bill me? The policeman said "Here is not allow parking on after 10pm". I feel confusing on the underground sign & the fore policeman instruction. " Should I trust policeman? "
Go back to this policeman, he said "you can pay now or pay later. "
Should I trust you to pay money, I was thinking.
I was try to explain why I parking here, but the police told me something like no excuse & very impatient.
The policeman said if you want to compliant, 5 mins walk to police station.

I follow policeman instruction again to the police station at La Rambla near to Liceu metro station. The another police stop me in front of police station. I explain to him and ask for complaint. He is not allow me go inside to leave any complaint. He is very patient & try hard explain to me that he cannot do anything to us. He has a very good point about the sign on the ground. But I try to follow even now, any follow instruction of police but I'm very disappointed.

Conclusion:
1) My first attempt to Spain and the first day.
2) I have to enforce myself to follow the law of visiting country.
3) I cannot read Spanish that why I ask to police for help.
4) I follow police instruction to drive a parking location.
5) Another Police give me the fine for illegal parking on the non-parking area.
6) The illegal parking area fine is cased the car park behind 10pm base on the police said.

That's why my topic is "SHOULD I TRUST POLICE IN SPAIN?"
Where can I complaint to?
The fine should I pay or not?!

My email is daihung721@hotmail.com, if anyone could tell me where & how can I complaint to ?
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1 comment

  1. Should I trust policeman in Spain? - Edward (27 Nov 2016 - 10:42)

    It is my honeymoon with my wife to Europe. Almost the end of my trip.
    My flight landed to Barcelona at 4pm & I booked a car for driving city of Barcelona.
    After hotel, we go to city central La Rambla. I was look for the place to parking.
    I found a ground yellow frame car parking & parked. However, I can't found any place to buy ticket.
    I saw and asked to 2 policemen for parking issue. They are very friendly to tell me you are in Hotel car parking. One policeman go to see the pole sign which is Spanish I don't understand anyway. He told me the you better to drive backward to my now parking place. That's is not parking frame area & I had ask second time to no need to pay for ticket? They said "YES" with very nice smile. That is the time I went for dinner at 8pm arround.

    After dinner, we walk around chrismas market & go back to take my car. It is about 10:45pm. I saw a police just finish to bill my car illegal parking fines. I ask him what happen to bill me? The policeman said "Here is not allow parking on after 10pm". I feel confusing on the underground sign & the fore policeman instruction. " Should I trust policeman? "
    Go back to this policeman, he said "you can pay now or pay later. "
    Should I trust you to pay money, I was thinking.
    I was try to explain why I parking here, but the police told me something like no excuse & very impatient.
    The policeman said if you want to compliant, 5 mins walk to police station.

    I follow policeman instruction again to the police station at La Rambla near to Liceu metro station. The another police stop me in front of police station. I explain to him and ask for complaint. He is not allow me go inside to leave any complaint. He is very patient & try hard explain to me that he cannot do anything to us. He has a very good point about the sign on the ground. But I try to follow even now, any follow instruction of police but I'm very disappointed.

    Conclusion:
    1) My first attempt to Spain and the first day.
    2) I have to enforce myself to follow the law of visiting country.
    3) I cannot read Spanish that why I ask to police for help.
    4) I follow police instruction to drive a parking location.
    5) Another Police give me the fine for illegal parking on the non-parking area.
    6) The illegal parking area fine is cased the car park behind 10pm base on the police said.

    That's why my topic is "SHOULD I TRUST POLICE IN SPAIN?"
    Where can I complaint to?
    The fine should I pay or not?!

    My email is daihung721@hotmail.com, if anyone could tell me where & how can I complaint to ?

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