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View Poll Results: Which do you prefer overall?
Madrid 18 72.00%
Washington DC 7 28.00%
Voters: 25. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 08-31-2018, 08:32 PM
 
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Madrid.
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Old 09-13-2018, 04:44 PM
 
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Madrid.


DC is so boring zzzzzzzZZZZZ
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Old 09-13-2018, 07:50 PM
 
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That really is a sweep for Madrid.
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Old 11-05-2023, 10:30 AM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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Wouldn't nature go to Washington DC by a long shot? I mean, the Appalachian mountains and Shenandoah National Park are just beyond the greater DC area, no?

Overall, I would say DC over Madrid.
While I did think Madrid was pretty, I know better than to believe what I saw in the historic center (i.e. Gran Vía Chueca, Retiro area, etc) is how the average Madrileño lives.

DC is impressive to me because, as others mentioned in this thread, it is an international power broker. Despite being a young city it has acquired, within the span of just 200 years since it's founding, the power and wealth that one would expect of an old world capital of major European empire.
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Old 11-06-2023, 08:07 PM
 
Location: Toronto
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1. Urbanity - Madrid
2. Climate - Madrid
3. Nature - Tie
4. History - Madrid
5. Uniqueness - Tie
6. Food - Madrid
7. Shopping - Madrid
8. Entertainment - Madrid
9. Transit - Madrid
10. Safety - Madrid
11. Sports (Spectator) - Don't care
12. Culture (Museums/Theatre) - Tie
13. Affordability - Madrid
14. Living - Madrid
15. Visiting - Tie

Overall - Madrid
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Old 11-07-2023, 03:21 AM
 
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I haven’t been to either but I’m surprised Washington is chosen ahead of Madrid on climate

I thought Washington had a rather humid climate? , Madrid is not humid
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Old 11-08-2023, 01:03 PM
 
Location: Bergen County, New Jersey
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Make your money in DC, retire/leisure in Madrid. Madrid is a near perfect city.

But I only think DC wins on Climate, Food. Madrid clears most of the board here.
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Old 11-08-2023, 01:05 PM
 
Location: Bergen County, New Jersey
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I haven’t been to either but I’m surprised Washington is chosen ahead of Madrid on climate

I thought Washington had a rather humid climate? , Madrid is not humid
Madrid is exceptionally hot during the summers. Madrid is one of my favorite cities, probably top 3 in the world. However, DC has four seasons and a relatively comfortable climate. Madrid on the other hand is oppressively hot during the summer. It is insane. I went there two summers ago and there was not a single day below 100
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Old 11-08-2023, 05:09 PM
 
Location: That star on your map in the middle of the East Coast, DMV
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Madrid is absolutely one of my top 5 favorite cities in the World, and if I lived in Europe it would likely be my chosen place to domicile. As someone who lives in the DC area, Madrid is what I hope to see DC become in a lot of ways, which in of itself has emerged as a budding world class city the past couple of decades, but still a lot of local American issues like crime to fix. I'm a bit envious of Madrid's core density and transit, but I think DC is poised to join that tier on a global scale in a decade or two. Long term I think DC has the potential to make it a really interesting contest. Currently I'll give edge to Madrid.
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Old 11-09-2023, 03:01 AM
 
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Madrid is exceptionally hot during the summers. Madrid is one of my favorite cities, probably top 3 in the world. However, DC has four seasons and a relatively comfortable climate. Madrid on the other hand is oppressively hot during the summer. It is insane. I went there two summers ago and there was not a single day below 100
Madrid has a dry heat climate though , Washington ( like New York ) is humid, Madrid is gorgeous in winter compared to Washington
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