Barcelona vs. Madrid – Which Do You Prefer?

There has been a long standing rivalry between Barcelona and Madrid, not only between locals but also between loyal visitors who all praise that their favorite is better than the other for one reason or another.

So let’s stir it up a bit and compare the cities with this cool infographic from HostelBookers :P – where would you prefer to go?

Hostel Bookers 9001 e1334227339404 City Wars: Barcelona Vs Madrid

This feud could, and probably will, go on forever. There are good and bad things about both cities, and depending on what you want you will find that one city fits your needs better.

As both cities are extremely popular, you would think that when it comes to finding Cheap Hotels, Barcelona and Madrid would disappoint - but this is surprisingly not the case. There are many cheap hostels and restaurants to keep your wallet happy.

Another factor we would like to add to this inforgraphic is the “entertainment” factor – Madrid has the better museums, where, for the record, two of the best are free every night of the week.

But Barcelona has that “wow” factor with incredible architecture that you see by just walking down the street.

This is a close and interesting bet, and we would love to hear your opinion: Who would you pick as the winner?

5 Responses to Barcelona vs. Madrid – Which Do You Prefer?

  1. andi_fisher June 11, 2012 at 3:03 am #

    I lived and worked in Madrid and did business in Barcelona and I don’t hesitate when I say Barcelona is my favorite!

  2. Andi Perullo June 11, 2012 at 4:32 pm #

    Viva Barcelona!

  3. Lengthy Travel June 11, 2012 at 6:02 pm #

    I have been in Madrid a month but haven’t visited Barcelona yet so I don’t have a personal opinion. However, I can say that in my travels in other parts of the world it seems that non-Spanish backpackers seem to prefer Barcelona. On the other hand, my friends here in Madrid (admittedly biased, but many have lived in both cities) Madrid is the better of the two, especially for everyday living. Thus far, I really do like Madrid.

  4. Love & Adventure June 12, 2012 at 12:32 am #

    Cute graphic – but I don’t think I could ever choose! They are both amazing, but different places to visit :)

  5. Susan July 17, 2012 at 10:46 am #

    Loved the previous comments and so glad we chose Barcelona as part of our honeymoon in August /September – cant wait !!