Our previous post, “Choosing where to go (when you have so many choices)”, posed five questions to answer that just may help you narrow down to just one great place from all the possible travel options Here’s the comparison from our recent visits to Porto and Barcelona:
How much to spend? Upon arrival, we two spent $121/day for all of our expenses in Porto as opposed to $149/day for the two of us in Barcelona.
How easily can you get around? Both cities have subways and buses that we hardly used at all. We didn’t need to because we stayed in the heart of each city and walked from there. A nod to Porto since, right around the corner from our lodgings was a small train station, making it so easy to venture off to historic towns in wine country.
Where to stay? We stayed in studio AirBnBs in both cities with central and well-placed locations. We found our Porto rental charming and better equipped for $75/night than the one in Barcelona at $95/night.
Does the destination have the magic? Oh, yes, both of them do indeed!
Either choice – Barcelona or Porto – is a good one. Which is better for you?