Which city is best?
Have a friend who lives in Madrid who confirms it is Madrid, Barcelona is a shithole and stuff gets stolen all the time and it might as well be a major american city with how some districts get dangerous at night
I've never been to either but I'm going to say Madrid because I hate Gaudi. That shit is grotesque.
My flame-broiled whopper-eating American palette simply can't get into gazpacho no matter how hard I try
>>2466094Madrid. Catalans are pretentious, annoying, and gatekeepy and their leftist bullshit is ruining Barcelona (they gatekeep white tourists who feed their families, not bbc).
>>2466094Live in BCN as an immigrant. Been to Madrid plenty of times. Madrid is a notably more conservative, more administrative city. Obviously it’s the capital, but it’s focus doesn’t feel primarily touristic like Barcelona does. Still, Madrid is a great tourist destination nonetheless. Barcelona feels a lot more liberal, with more creative endeavours, edgy new bars, start-up cafes and a wilder nightlife. It really depends on what you’re looking for imo.
>>2466094If you’re under 30 BCN is better but Madrid mogs it for everything else. Every attraction in BCN is overrated af and the locals are rude and annoying and uglier women (piercings, fatter, dyed hair)
>>2466204Jesus this. I have never in my life met a more insufferable people than Catalans. They are just sad losers and never shut up about it. And I really don’t know why they are so autistic about speaking their gay language. Their lives would be objectively easier if they just spoke Spanish. Almost no one is ever really fluent in more than 2 languages, it’s too much time/effort for most people. So it’s good to speak 2 actually relevant ones. Most Spaniards speak Spanish and English, both insanely useful languages, and some will speak some French or German or whether as well but not fluently. Catalans speak their useless language first, meaningless the minute they leave Catalonia much less Spain. Then Spanish is their second language but being their second language they are always a bit behind in language skills for Spanish compared to the rest of Spain, which sucks seeing as how it’s the national language. So hardly any of them speak English with any fluency, and again speak the language of their county poorly compared to native Spanish speakers. Also they never stop crying about shit that happened forever ago, they seriously believe they would be better off as their own anarchist country not even in the EU. Just total delusion.
>>2466732>Also they never stop crying about shit that happened forever ago, they seriously believe they would be better off as their own anarchist country not even in the EU. Just total delusion.This. They haven't had their independence for 500 years, so they have no idea what it's like. Like spoiled children, they get off on biting the hand that feeds them. They get off on being rude and gatekeepy to Anglo-Saxon tourists. I was minding my own business on the metro in the middle of the afternoon, on my way to Raval from Gràcia. Just standing holding onto one of the poles on the train car, with my AirPods in listening to music, trying to avoid eye contact with people. This old Catalan manlet walked up to me and said something in his stupid Pig Latin. Since I clearly had earphones in and wasn't even looking at him, and since I don't speak his language, I had no idea he was trying to communicate with me. He seemed to want to take my place grabbing the bar (it was fairly crowded). He then fucking YELLED at me in front of everyone, whatever the fuck it was I couldn't tell you, since again it was in Catalan. I can't tell you how tempted I was to deck him that moment. But I'm not that foolish. I know how they are, and even though he was being belligerent, I wasn't willing to take the coin toss of seeing whether the police would have taken my side. A criminal charge in Spain would have meant endless complications in my life, being barred from Europe forever at the very least. So I gave him a look and moved to the other side of the train car. A reasonable person would have obviously tried to communicate in Spanish, or failing that, in English. I'm actually a huge Europhile who's fluent in Spanish and French, but Catalans have somehow managed to make me hate them with a passion. Nothing amuses me more than the thought that they voted for their independence, and Madrid straight up ignored the referendum. Viva Franco.
>>2466780That was a good call, there’s no way the police would have taken your side. And I’m with you, I’ve been to a lot of places and I think Catalonia is the only one that’s worth visiting but I wouldn’t go back because of the people. I never would have guessed that before going
>>2466094Both are absolute trash full of africans and amerindian mutts.
Don't go to BARFcelona at all in fact stay away from the whole eastern peninsula.If you're looking for quiet, safety, just shopping and sightseeing the more up north you are including Madrid the better. But if you just want the sluttiest girls in Spain who will fck your brains out both freebee and p4p go all the way south (Granada, Malaga, Cadiz, etc.).My expeience, take or leave.
>>2466805That wasn’t my experience of Madrid at all. For a capital city it’s surprisingly safe feeling and devoid of groids. I mean there’s some of course, it is a capital. But Barcelona is 100x worse.
>>2466094For tourist attractions Madrid for sure: Prado, Reina Sofia, Royal Palace, bullfightings. It also beats BCN in surroundings only for the fact that you can achieve fucking Toledo (which does deserve a stay on its own) in 1h.But for living the best one is Barcelona if you live in Eixample.
>>2466732>>2466780How are they not gonna be gatekeepy if they have to deal with scum like you? Who would want to have an asshole hating then at their place? Sometimes I'm puzzled with the people here
>>2466094Madrid, and it's not even close. Viva Franco.
>>24661222 people at the hostel I'm staying at got beat up and robed in Madrid
>>2467217A few weeks ago I was in Madrid with my gf. Out of nowhere this nigger, yes literally nigger, ran up to her and pushed to the ground and took her wallet. We screamed for help and within 60 seconds the locals had reacted and called for help and the police had the guy pinned down. The central areas of Madrid are heavily patrolled by police on weekend nights and they don't fuck around.
>>2467180>Who would want to have an asshole hating then at their place?This is an anonymous imageboard retard, I'm obviously not going to be rude or impolite to people I meet in real life, unlike Catalans
Also butthurt Catalan detected, you're not fooling anyone with your broken English
I'm a Latino living overseas for over 20 years and everytime I met a Catalan trying to explain muh different culture and language I always interrupt and tell everyone it's just a Spanish dialect. They are NEVER able to salvage their explanation often that. The hatelook on the Jordi's faces are amazingPutos pacos de mierda lmao
>>2466094Madrid 100%, Barcelona is full of homeless people and smells like piss.
>>2466780>Most liberal SJW people in all of Europe, ACAB BLM, paid menstrual leave etc etc.>Also so fiercely nationalist that they want to secede from not just Spain but the EU and defend their "unique culture"How do people like this tie their shoes in the morning
>>2467752Just because your left wind doesn't mean you can't be nationalist look at USSR CHINA and Nazi Germany Inb4 nazi wernt left wing they follow sydicalism economic policies along with social welfare for there pure people
>>2466094To live in? Madrid. To visit as a tourist? Barcelona. It's just far better in every way to have fun and relax:>fresher seafood for the food tourists>architecture tourism>art museums galore>better overall vibe thanks to location and younger folk>gothic quarter is kino>better nightlife and amazing bars>beach>thots everywhere to fuckit's great, theres an excess of choice for things to do during the day and the nightlife will never disappoint. Madrid is nice too but just not as fun, it's a better option if you want a safer, cleaner and more slowed down vacation though. It really depends on what you're after. Honestly, youre best off doing a Sevilla > Cadiz > Cordoba > south border towns trip instead, it's got it all.
>>2466094Madrid is the best for a trip with buds, getting some drinks in you and checking out the town.Barcelona is the best for cultural and architectural sights
>>2466094There is a spain general and you need to open a new thread faggot
>>2468505Stfu pussy, you're not the janny around here
>>2466094This all has been said but here goes mine:I lived in barcelona for like 2 years. Barcelona fucking sucks for permanent living. Catalans are retards and incredibly annoying and yes, Catalan fucking stinks.Madrid was great and way more beautiful, also bigger. Felt more like a real city and not a party place.That being said. Barcelona is great to party and waste your time if that's what you're looking for. For example you'll have an easier time finding an orgy or hooking up at a bar. Or just meeting guys in the streets and doing drugs in someone's apartment.So essentially, madrid for a traveler's experience, Barcelona for a degenerate traveler experience. Both are kinda expensive.
>>2468392>art museums galoreLol nothing in Barcelona beats the Prado or Thyssen Bornemisza
>>2466732I am from Sevilla and I hate Catalans as much as you do but good god you guiris are fucking delusional if you think the whole world has to cater to your insane desires to die from balconing. Yes, they don't speak English, what about it? Don't go and don't support them.> speak the language of their county poorly compared to native Spanish speakersWhat in the fuck are you even talking about? No Catalan under the age of 70 has any problems at all speaking Spanish
>>2469019>you guiris are fucking delusional if you think the whole world has to cater to your insane desires to die from balconing.Spaniards get the most dysgenic 80 IQ retards from Great Britain due to budget airlines and think all English-speakers are like that