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Spain: Madrid and Barcelona

Publication date: 4 Jun 2019
  • Experiences USD 66
  • Accommodation USD 226
  • Transport USD 62
  • Total experience USD 1380

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Know the destination

Visita a las ciudades más importantes de España.

Spain is the fourth largest country in Europe. Why choose Madrid or Barcelona if you can get to know the two main cities of Spain on the same trip? In a trip of 6 full days, you will know the main attractions of these cities. Madrid and Barcelona are the most visited cities in Spain and when you’re there you’ll find out why.

DAY TO DAY Itinerary day by day

The prices that appear per day are referential and correspond to the sum of activities that were made that day

    DAY 1 USD 12

    For your first day in Madrid, sign up for a Free Guided Tour (Free Tour) in the center of the city (2 hours). When the tour ends, visit the Royal Palace (4 hours) and the Almudena Cathedral. Have a walk through the gardens of Sabatini and reach the Temple of Debod. Try to be there at sunset time! In the evening, walk through La Latina and Lavapiés, neighborhoods with a lot of movement.

    DAY 2 USD

    Walk through Salamanca, which is the most “elegant” neighborhood of Madrid, specifically along Serrano Street and from there, go to Parque del Retiro, Madrid’s best-known park. To see the sunset go to the Parque de las Siete Tetas (it is outside of Madrid, but you can get there by metro), it has amazing view. In the evening, take a walk through Chueca and Malasaña, which are two neighborhoods with a lot of nightlife. There you can eat or drink something.

    DAY 3 USD

    Walk along Paseo de Recoletos and Paseo del Prado and through the Madrid area that you would like to visit (Gran Vía, Bernabeu, Plaza Cibeles, Plaza Colon, etc). In the afternoon, enter the Prado Museum (if you go from 6pm, it’s free). At night, take the train to Barcelona (the last train is at 9:25 pm).

    DAY 4 USD

    Sign up for a Free Tour in Barcelona. When you finish, stay in the Raval area, losing yourself in its little streets. In the evening, go to Montjuic (Barcelona mountain) and end at the Magic Fountain so you can see the light show.

    DAY 5 USD

    Start your day at the triumphal arch of Barcelona and continue through the Parque de la Ciudadela. Then go to the neighborhood of Barceloneta and spend the day at the beach (it does not matter if it’s winter! It’s worth it). In the afternoon / evening walk to the Bunkers del Carmel, a viewpoint with one of the best views of Barcelona.

    DAY 6 USD 54

    Day of modernism and Gaudí. Start at the Sagrada Familia (3 hours). When you’re done, walk down Paseo de Gracia and visit La Pedrera (1h30). Spend the afternoon at the Park Güell (2 hours) and at night you can have a drink in some square in the neighborhood of Gracia.

ACCOMMODATION Lodging per night

The lodging that is shown in the list of each night is recommended by the traveler, you can find more similar options. The cost is per person in a double bed room.

Night City Recommended accommodation Type of lodging Cost of the person
Night 1 Madrid Room007 Chueca Hostel Hostal USD 46
Ok Hostel Madrid Hostal
Lapepa Chic Hostal
Hola Rooms Hostal
Night 2 Madrid Room007 Chueca Hostel Hostal USD 46
Ok Hostel Madrid Hostal
Lapepa Chic Hostal
Hola Rooms Hostal
Night 3 Barcelona Sant Jordi Hostel Sagrada Familia Hostal USD 34
Night 4 Barcelona Sant Jordi Hostel Sagrada Familia Hostal USD 34
Night 5 Barcelona Sant Jordi Hostel Sagrada Familia Hostal USD 34
Night 6 Barcelona Sant Jordi Hostel Sagrada Familia Hostal USD 34

TRANSPORT Transportation per day

The prices that appear by transport are referential and correspond to what the traveler paid at that moment

Nº Day Origin Destination Link web Type of transport Cost
Day 1 Arpt Madrid (MAD) Madrid Center Metro USD 6
Day 3 Atocha Station Madrid Sants Station Barcelona Train USD 50
Day 3 Sants Station Barcelona Barcelona Center Metro USD 3
Day 7 Barcelona Center Arpt Barcelona (BCN) Metro USD 3

RECOMMENDATIONS Tips for your trip

To go to eat in Madrid, I recommend to go to Mercado San Miguel.. A famous place to eat fried eggs is Los Huevos de Lucio too! The Mercado de San Anton is another one that is very fashionable nowadays.

In Barcelona I recommend you to eat at the beachfront stalls that are good and El Nacional where you will find plenty of gastronomic offer.

Take care in summer to Madrid and It’s too hot.

In Barcelona I recommend that instead of buying the subway tickets separately, buy the T-10.

Important information:

Schengen visa: see if you need a visa to enter the Schengen area here.

Metro tickets in Madrid and Barcelona are bought in some machines that are in each station.

To see the Magic Fountain in Barcelona, check the schedules (they change depending of the time of the year)

To find a good rate for the train Madrid – Barcelona, you have to buy in advance.

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