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algarve or madrid?

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algarve or madrid?

I am traveling to Lisbon w my significant other and was curious which destination would be the best Algarve or Madrid. What do you think?

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you'll probably have to define "best" in order to get a meaningful reply.

Oceanside & beach towns vs. large European capital, like night & day. What do you think might work best for your tastes?

Maybe if you've already spent time in one large city it will be time for a change of pace?

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I vote for Madrid - always! Algarve is a nice beach but city of magnitude and energy like Madrid can hardly be compared to any other place :-) It is vibrant, elegant, full of different cultures, crazy, hectic, lively, entertaining, ROMANTIC etc etc. All of this PROVIDED it is not August in Madrid, it would scare even the ghosts (it gets empty since everyone runs out to beaches)

But Bruce is right; you have to decide first what you like..Cheers and have fun

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You did not say when you are going. If it is mid summer, hot time of the year, l would go to Algarve. If it is in the colder time of year, Madrid. Have fun

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Yes, other posters have said it all. If it's heat of summer, you want Algarve.

Other question, if it's not July or August, do you prefer city life and art, restaurants and nightlife or do you prefer a more relaxed pace of beach life?

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We were in algarve last November, it is mainly beaches,marinas and golf. A nice little place with several small towns nearby. However there are no historical sights there , nightlife is bit slow. For R&R, it is great.

For a more action packed vacation Madrid seems to be the place...I will be there early next month, but it seems quite impressive from what I see

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