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Barcelona or Madrid?

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Barcelona or Madrid?

We are planning a trip to Spain and can't decide if we should fly into Barcelona and spend a few days OR Madrid and spend a few days. We can't do both because we want to go to Bilbao & San Sebastian for the latter part of the trip. Any recommendations? Our plan is to take the train to Bilbao either from Barcelona or Madrid. Would appreciate suggestions or opinions. Thanks!

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11. Re: Barcelona or Madrid?

As far as I know the people of Catalonia and the Basque Country get along very well, and the Basque are hardly antagonistic toward Castilians. Neither care for the central government, which helps bind them together. Also, nearly half the population of Navarra is Castilian, while there is a large population of Castilians residing in Euskal Herria.

Biarritz and Hondarribia are not comparable communities, but they do tend to compliment each other. Both are very Basque.

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