Madrid and Barcelona have a long-standing rivalry whether it’s a question of Castilian versus Catalan, Villanueva versus Gaudí, or Real Madrid versus FC Barcelona and it doesn’t look like it’s going away anytime soon. Luckily, you don’t have to choose a side our student researchers have braved the cultural battlefield on your behalf to discover the best of both cities. Let’s Go Madrid and Barcelona will have you watching bullfights and marveling at the Prado in Madrid, admiring Gaudí and watching the Spanish Grand Prix in the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona, and dancing ’til dawn in both. Whether you’re looking for nonstop nightlife, a glimpse of Mirós, Picassos, and Dalís, plate after plate of scrumptious tapas, or a Mediterranean tan, we’ve got you covered.
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Every summer for the past 50 years, Harvard students have gathered together the bare necessities and set off with nothing but a backpack and some old-fashioned grit. Budget-conscious gourmets, nimble transit-takers, and die-hard bar-hoppersLet’s Go Researchers have the time of their lives, so you’ll know exactly how to have the time of yours. As our veterans like to say, it’s more a lifestyle than a job. We’ve done it allthe good, the bad, the ugly, and the unforgettableto bring our readers the most candid, witty, and irreverent travel advice available.