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A week in Spain- which destination?

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Next May, we hope to go to Spain for a week (that week would include travel days). I'm a little overwhelmed in all of our choices, so I turn to the great Fodorites for guidance.

Last year, we went to Vienna for a week and had the best time. We loved having the time to really explore the city rather than trying to cram a few things into a couple of days before zooming off to Salzberg or somewhere. For that reason, I lean more towards picking one city in Spain rather than attempting to do an "If it's Tuesday this must be Seville" kind of travel spree through the country. If you all think it would be better to do 2 cities, though, that could work. This may be our only trip to Spain.

In Vienna, we enjoyed going to museums, attending plays and musical performances, and walking through the neighborhoods. We absolutely loved the wine bars and cafes, and wiled away many hours just sipping wine, people watching. We went on a fabulous food tour. I would hope to do similar things in Spain. (If it matters- we like the sweeter wines.) Good public transportation is a must; I have zero desire to rent or drive a car.

Barcelona and Madrid are the obvious choices. From my preliminary research, I'm thinking Madrid might be more in line with our interests- but some people are diehard Barcelona fans, and it looks like we could probably take a train between the two. But I also have read fascinating things about some of the other cities, so maybe we should try Madrid (or Barcelona!) and one of those?

TIA!

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