My wife and I are planning a two week trip to Spain in early-mid October. I'm trying to see if we can do most of the trip by public transportation. Have only been to Barcelona previously.
We'd like to find neighborhoods that have local flavor and opportunity to interact with spanish people. During a trip to Portugal we stayed in alfama neighborhood in Lisbon where the neighborhood was staging a festival, complete with music all night in the tiny square, food and the world's smallest beer truck.
Thinking of 3-4 overnight destinations so we aren't always packing/unpacking. We are more half-day tourists with time spent people watching in a cafe.
- Madrid for 3 days,
- Looking at Seville if the experience (considering Madrid) doesn't make the whole vacation seem too 'urban'
- Toledo, perhaps coming back from the south on the way to Madrid?
Backup thoughts would include Valencia or Salamonca
Any advice welcomed.