Madrid or Barcelona first?

Old May 23rd, 2017, 06:15 AM
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Madrid or Barcelona first?

My husband and I are planning a Spain trip this fall, flying into one city and out of the other. Is there any particular reason to do one city first as opposed to the other?
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Old May 23rd, 2017, 06:45 AM
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Not at all, but I guess it will depend on the flight arrangements.
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Old May 23rd, 2017, 06:56 AM
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None at all.
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Old May 26th, 2017, 07:51 AM
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There are probably minor pros and cons either way. I started in Madrid and finished in Barcelona and am glad I did. Madrid was exciting to me because it was at the beginning of my trip. Although I liked the city and enjoyed my time there I was kind of at a loss for things I wanted to do, so after I did my "must dos" just ended up wandering around different neighborhoods and sitting in parks.

On the other hand, I absolutely and completely fell in love with Barcelona. I arrived completely exhausted from a fast-paced two-week trip, but an hour sitting by the ocean completely rejuvenated me. I just couldn't get enough of the city's architecture.

I could see being disappointed with Madrid after spending time in Barcelona, but on the other hand, there's also a danger that you may be too tired to take full advantage of Barcelona at the end of a trip.

Of course it all depends on your preferences, the length of your trip, the pace of your trip, etc. These are just my thoughts based on my experience.
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Old May 26th, 2017, 08:14 AM
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I'd visit Madrid first and Barcelona last. To my mind, Madrid is interesting, especially considering its art museums, but I think Barcelona is spectacular. The Gaudi buildings especially make Barcelona one of a kind.
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Thinking that Madrid is a come-down after Barcelona, but Barcelona isn't a come-down after Madrid.
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Old May 26th, 2017, 11:54 AM
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Two very differen cities...Barcelona is more compact .
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Old May 26th, 2017, 12:01 PM
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do whatever gives you the cheapest flights-if no difference flip a coin.
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