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Penang Island...
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Madrid or Barcelona

If i have to choose one of these; which is best to visit for a first timer? 2 days in one of this city sufficient? from there i would continue to Andalusia, Seville,etc


South Australia
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1. Re: Madrid or Barcelona

It depends on what you want to see and experience, which only you yourself can answer.

Madrid www.madridtourist.info

Barcelona www.barcelonaturisme.com

Train Madrid to Cordoba and Seville www.renfe.com/EN/viajeros/index.html

Flights Barcelona to Seville www.vueling.com



On the Respective destination forums Top Questions, you will find further information for your visit.

Accommodation www.venere.com

Malaga, Spain
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2. Re: Madrid or Barcelona


For a first visit, I would choose Madrid, because it is Spain's capital and has the most sights. While in Madrid you can do a day trip to Toledo and another to Segovia. Read about these day trips in the top questions of the Madrid forum.

Penang Island...
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3. Re: Madrid or Barcelona

TQ very much for your input. Appreciate it.

Hermosa Beach...
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4. Re: Madrid or Barcelona

2 days for Madrid or Barcelona is not sufficient IMHO. If this is all you have I'd add the time to the cities you are already visiting and reduce the rushing around.

Brussels, Belgium
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5. Re: Madrid or Barcelona

I would also choose madrid, it is a shorter train ride to seville and a more interesting place imho than barcelona. nevertheless 2 days is not enough for either one.

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