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Visiting Spain for the first time

We traveled to Spain for the first time! and we visited two of the most important cities; Barcelona and Madrid

marianna herrera
by marianna herreraAbout Me:I love to travel with my family read more

EuropeSpain12 days / April 2017

Highs & Lows

Language will not be a problem as a lot of people know how to speak english

Thre's a lot f walking to do

Itinerary Overview

For our first time in Europe we decided to visit Spain. It was a long nine hour flight, but it was absolutely worth it. We first visited Madrid and the weather was perfect, we got to the apartment using the Metro, and it was really fast, once we got there the street was full of "classical" buildings that even though may be old-looking on the outside were modern and functional on the inside, we spent about 7 days there and then we went to Barcelona, the weather was way colder there but thankfully the apartment had a heating system and was pretty modern in everysense, we also used the metro and the Renfe to move around the city, both were really fast and intuitive so it was really easy to use without getting lost. We visited stadiums, museums and cultural centers in each city and even though Barcelona's official language is catalan, they also spoke Spanish so we had no problems.

  • 6 Nights: Madrid
  • 6 Nights: Barcelona

Q & A

  • How was the food?

    We mostly ate at buffets because it was a cheaper option, but we tried traditional food at the Plaza Mayor and it was absolutely worth it

  • What tips would you give a friend?

    Wake up a little early to make the most out of every day, specially if you're staying for a short period of time

  • Packing tips?

    You should take good foot wear with you, because there's a lot of walking to do if you want to visit the museums

  • Transportation Tips?

    We decided to use the subway rather than the Taxis, it is faster and less expensive

  • Any surprises?

    We were definitely not expecting Barcelona to be so cold, so we weren't prepared with the right clothes.