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How to spend 7 days in Spain????

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1. Posted by martinez7 (First Time Poster 1 posts) 11y

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Hi folks...I need suggestions on how to break up exactly 7 days and nights in Spain. I am flying into Madrid and out of Barcelona. I wanted to spend some time in Seville and Granada. Presently I have booked 2 nights in MAD, 2 nights in Seville, 1 night in Granada and two nights in Barcelona. Does anyone believe I should add a 3rd night in Seville and axe the night in Granada and make it a day trip instead? I have been to Madrid and Barcelona before, but never to the south of Spain. The reason I am including those two cities again is because I will be traveling with 3 other folks that have never stepped foot in Europe. Any suggestions?

2. Posted by yolandac8 (Respected Member 159 posts) 11y

hi! well... I would have flied to Barcelona and out of Madrid, simply because it just makes the itinerary shorter, more simply and it makes you spend less time on the road, train, or whatever mean of transport you are taking to go for one place to another.

Madrid is in the center, Seville and Granada on the south and Barcelona, just on the other corner (north east).

Anyway. I would strongly strongly recommend you staying for one night in Granada, it is really worth the journey! Granada is just exciting, less "typical" than Seville, but as beautiful or even more. Don't miss the Alhambra (you have to book in advance!!!), the AlbarricĂ­n neighbourhood and the city centre. Is just amazing. I do not know when do you plan to go, but during course time (sept to june), there are plenty of students, plenty of good atmosphere and great bars playing great music. Granada is one of the cradles for the new spanish music (rock, radiohead, type music... I couldn't tell really, but I can tell is good).

In any case prepare yourselves for a long journey from granada to barcelona (even longer if you finally decide to stay in Sevilla). and if you need anything else, just ask!!!!!

Good luck on your trip... a pitty you are not travelling to the north!!! It is breathtaking!!!!

3. Posted by rbyslipahs (Respected Member 349 posts) 11y

KEEP the night in Granada! You won't regret it!

4. Posted by mim (Travel Guru 1276 posts) 11y

Im going to Granada next week, whats the Alhamba?? any other suggestions of clubs or places to eat?

thanks
m

5. Posted by steff (Travel Guru 1160 posts) 11y

mim, studying arts history can sometimes be handy, but unfortunately I don't know any clubs or places to eat in Granada;).

The Alhambra was originally created for military purposes and was built as a fortress, a palace and a small city, all in one. The name is arabic and means "red castle". In the 1870 it was declared a national monument and I've been to told its awesome to see it in real!

6. Posted by mim (Travel Guru 1276 posts) 11y

That sounds right up my alley!

I love architecture, well who doesn't eh? I'll have to check it out definately.

thanks!

m

7. Posted by gigenkx (Budding Member 4 posts) 11y

Yes, they're all right, don't miss the night in Granada, it's just wonderful and very exciting: Alhambra and also the night life also!It's lovely.

Regards,

Marian

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