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Last minute trip (leaving Friday) Barcelona or Budapest?

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I am a 45 year old woman in need of time alone to do some soul searching. I have a sudden very rare opportunity to run off on a trip of my own for 8 days. I'm coming from the west coast of the US. I've spent quite a bit of time in my youth in Italy, some in Paris, London, Prague, etc. Never have been to Spain or Hungary. Given the short notice I've narrowed my choices to either Budapest or Barcelona. I realize they are very different places, but was hoping others could give me their two cents about what they would do if they were in my shoes. Money is of some concern, but I hope that it won't be the deciding factor.

I have a serious interest in art, architecture, good food and beautiful landscapes to walk. Little interest in a big nightlife scene. I can't seem to make a decision. I like a bit of adventure, but I don't want to be overwhelmed in a new place. I've heard sites are very spread out in Budapest and I worry slightly about the language there, but I'm very interested in the baths. I also understand it may be less expensive there. I've heard endless good things about Barcelona, but wonder if 7 nights there would be too many and if I should plan to go elsewhere as well? What about opportunities to get out in nature there?

Thanks in advance for any thoughts you can offer!

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