Barcelona versus Madrid: the great city face-off
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WEATHER: The shoulder seasons are beautiful in both Barcelona and Madrid, so it comes down to winter and summer. The average temperature in Madrid in January is a nippy 9.7 degrees Celsius while in Barcelona that's 13.4. For summer, July in the capital has a roasting average of 31.2 while the Catalan city tops out with an average of 28 in August. Madrid has more sun every year and Barcelona is more humid. But Barcelona is much less extreme. So in this case Barcelona wins.
Photo: Moyan Brenn