Hey champs, I'm thinking of doing Barcelona for a week-ish in July. I've done most of Europe already but haven't been to Spain (and Portugal) yet. Should I do Barcelona or are there some nearby gems that I should stay at instead?
I suppose I'd like to see Barcelona for a day or two, but ideally I'd want to check out smaller, underrated cities instead of the big ones (e.g., Cluj instead of Bucharest, Brno instead of Prague). I'm also keen on these things:
>urbex (pic related - Charleroi)
>hikes (preferably coastal)
>some nice beaches
>oddities/things that are unique to the place (e.g., Ishi-no-Hōden, Sedlec Ossuary, Hoia Baciu forest)
Or should I do some other city in Spain/Portugal instead?