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I cant decide between Valencia, Seville or Lisbon. Any ideas

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1. Posted by Simelia (First Time Poster 1 posts) 8y

I only have around 5 days before I am going to London, which one of the cities mentioned above would you recommend to visit (I am coming down from Barcelona)

2. Posted by coldwarspy (Travel Guru 1108 posts) 8y

Lisbon, Sevilla is nice but you should go to Portugal anyway. I loved Lisbon, all the good seafood :)

3. Posted by bentivogli (Travel Guru 2398 posts) 8y

5 days is too much for Valencia, but it is a really nice city. You could combine it and Seville. But Lisbon is worth visiting, too... this isn't helping, is it? ;)

4. Posted by bentivogli (Travel Guru 2398 posts) 8y

The easiest way to travel between Valencia and Sevilla would be by bus (train is also possible, but expensive and takes more time). gives an option with ALSA, for as little as €50.

[ Edit: Edited on Apr 1, 2008, at 3:59 AM by bentivogli ]

5. Posted by MarleneMax (Budding Member 49 posts) 8y

I haven't been to Lisbon but I hear lots of good stuff about it. I'd say go with Sevilla and Lisbon. There is no direct train between Sevilla and Lisbon as it goes via Madrid. It's either car/bus/plane. You also might want to consider staying in or very near the Santa Cruz district. I stayed in a hostel very close to SJ train station and it was a 25 minute walk from my lodging to the the city attractions. I don't know what the weather is like during the time you are going but in the summer it was scorching hot. Have fun on your trip!

6. Posted by Herr Bert (Moderator 1384 posts) 8y

To be honest I would pick two places closer to eachother, namely Sevilla and Granada. (fly from Barcelona to Granada, with Vueling, Clickair, Spanair, Air Europa or Iberia, and train to Sevilla). 5 days are just fine to do that. (Sevilla - London, can be flown with Clickair and Ryanair)

And Valencía - Sevilla can also be flown with Vueling, for about 40 euros.

[ Edit: Edited on Apr 5, 2008, at 8:27 AM by Herr Bert ]

7. Posted by jaxstar84 (Respected Member 415 posts) 8y

i agree that 5 days is too much for valencia... i was there for about that time, and while you can do day trips to places... yeah its a bit much! if i had the choice id go to lisbon, but thats only because ive been wanting to go there and still havent managed it yet!!

8. Posted by andytravel (Inactive 3 posts) 8y

I would really suggest you Lisbon.

Seville and Valencia are nice cities but for my personal opinion Lisbon is really charming.

Good food, good prices, wonderful seaside nearby and lot of differents thinks to do.
Just a couple of "must to do"...that you might not find on the classical guides:

- sunset in Adamastor or at Miradouro da Graça
- tour of the old city with tram n.28
- fado concert at Chapito
- a crazy night in Bairro Alto (catacumbas jazz, capela, mahjong are my favourites)
- visit the expo area
- cross the river by boat
- visit Caparica and Cascais coast
- concert at Culturgest or CCB
- Alfama by foot

Everyone can find something interesting in Lisbon and that's great for a place.


Have fun!!!;)

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9. Posted by S_Deisler (Respected Member 266 posts) 8y


10. Posted by monkeycat (Full Member 109 posts) 8y

I would go with the Seville Granada option.

Valencia is nice but takes at least 8 -10 to get to Seville from there unless you fly.

Don't stress yourself, enjoy a couple of days in each place without having to run around and travel. Personally would spend more time in Granada than Seville.