Route & dates
Train: 2 h 30 min
Barcelona— 2 nights
Train: 2 h 30 min
Madrid— 57 nights
Jewel of the Mediterranean
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, then admire the landmark architecture of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, then admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: walk around Parc Guell, see where the action happens at Camp Nou, and then wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic.
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Madrid to Barcelona is an approximately 3- hour train ride. You can also fly; or drive. In May in Barcelona, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Madrid.
Things to do in Barcelona
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Cultural Capital of Spain
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.Explore Madrid's surroundings by going to Real Sitio de San Lorenzo de El Escorial (in San Lorenzo de El Escorial), Segovia (Museo Gastronomico de Segovia, Plaza Mayor, &more) and Toledo (Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes, Synagogue of Saint Mary the White, &more). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum, walk around Parque del Retiro, examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.
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Take a train from Barcelona to Madrid in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in May, Madrid is little chillier at night with lows of 13°C. You'll set off for home on the 23rd (Thu).
Things to do in Madrid
Toledo, Segovia, Real Sitio de San Lorenzo de El Escorial, The Walls of Avila, Boca del Asno
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