Europe Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

  • Announcements:
  • Umbria Writers Needed
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Jul 16, 15 at 03:13 PM
  • Writers Need for New Zealand Guide
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Jul 15, 15 at 03:11 PM
View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 Paris food tours?
  2. 2 Ljubljana – Trieste – Croatia – Itinerary and Car Rental Questions
  3. 3 experiences in Paris and Amalfi Coast
  4. 4 Trip Report Cycling in Denmark, land of burgers and bread
  5. 5 la spezia vs. levanto
  6. 6 Art History lover - itinerary help
  7. 7 Puglia and Matera
  8. 8 Itinerary for 3 weeks in Italy
  9. 9 Whici part of the Pyreness is the most scenic part to visit in January?
  10. 10 5 Nights in the Midlands
  11. 11 Paris tipping hotel maids
  12. 12 Vaux le Vicomte and Fontainebleau
  13. 13 Foligno Quintana 2015
  14. 14 First time to Barcelona
  15. 15 Help, traveling to Barcelona with Baby
  16. 16 Provence Planning Help
  17. 17 Amsterdam and beyond
  18. 18 HELP!!` I'm being held prisoner.
  19. 19 Trip Report Pegontheroad in eastern Europe
  20. 20 RTVE article on Spain ATM fees
  21. 21 Travel help laundary
  22. 22 Purchasing Trenitalia Tickets
  23. 23 Trip Report My summer in Paris
  24. 24 Italy finding bedding
  25. 25 Two UK GTGs - Edinburgh 25 Aug., London 1 Sept.
View next 25 » Back to the top

Need suggestions for lodging & things to see in Madrid & Barcelona

Jump to last reply

My 20 year-old daughter and I will be spending about 8 days total in Madrid & Barcelona. My daughter will just have finished a semester at the University of Salamanca, and I'll be joining her to see the sights of these 2 cities. I need to arrive and depart from Madrid, and somehow get to Barcelona during my trip.
Decisions I'm facing:
1. How to split up our 8 days between the two cities. (I figure I might want to spend my first day in Madrid, getting adjusted to the time difference and taking an evening bus tour, as suggested in a forum post that I saw). We want to take day trips to Toledo and Valencia, and perhaps Segovia.

2. I need to arrange lodging in a safe area, but I don't have the budget for a high-end hotel. Suggestions in both cities for this, please? We need to be within reasonable walking distance from public transportation. And what are some of the best resources for arranging lodging in advance?

3. Which city would be best to take in a traditional Spanish show? Any suggestions?

4. My daughter wants to see the "Valley of the Dead", as that is where Franco is buried. Is that worth seeing?

Thank you for any suggestions you can give me.

10 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement