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Old 11-30-2009, 10:14 AM   #1
 
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Default Help needed for travelling in Barcelona and Madrid

Hi all,

im new here and as I was looking up for suggestions/itinerary for spain,
came across this forum and find that most help are being solved.

I'll be heading to Barcelona on the 16 dec and intending to leave Madrid on the 21 dec.
Wish to find out how should I allocate my days.
Barcelona or Madrid should I stay longer?
and where to go, what to do, etc. thank you.
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Well thats basically 5 days, or 4 full days to relax and enjoy both cities. Both cities are two of the hottest travel destinations in the world.

In this case, why not just spend 2 full days in each city? This way you'll be able to give both cities an equal amount of time and then be able to judge them both fairly.

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Well thats basically 5 days, or 4 full days to relax and enjoy both cities. Both cities are two of the hottest travel destinations in the world.

In this case, why not just spend 2 full days in each city? This way you'll be able to give both cities an equal amount of time and then be able to judge them both fairly.

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Hmm, just to check, will the attractions and shops close on sundays?
and either madrid or barcelona i'll be having a 3 night stay..so which would u suggest to be better for 3 night stay?
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Actually, you're in luck. Normally everything is shut down on Sundays, but right now in Madrid (and I assume Barcelona also) ALL of the stores are open on Sundays (for holiday shopping). I was at some of them yesterday and it was pretty bustling with with holiday spirit.

I'm not sure about the attractions. Do you mean museums? If so, the main one, Museo Del Prado is open on Sundays as well as all of the parks and plazas.

I think there'll be lots of things for you to check out, in Madrid at least.

As far as which one is better for a 3 night stay. That really depends on you. What your interests are, if you speak any Castillian or Catalan (Barcelona) and want to utilize it to the fullest, if you're into beaches, restaurants, clubs, parks, museums, etc...

I would start with defining your interests and researching which of these two cities would cater to your interests the most.

They're both great cities...
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ohh..that's great..
coz i do understand that in europe shops are usually close.
glad to hear that its open..

if im more towards sceneries and shopping? =X
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I would spend 2 days in each with one day of travel. You will have a blast. I stayed in a clean hostel in downtown Madrid and really had a wonderful time.
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