On Friday I'll be headed off to Portugal and Spain for three weeks. At the moment the plan is something like this (I'll be travelling in the evenings between cities, and flying return from Madrid to Lisbon and back): Portugal (first time) Lisbon: 3 full days Sintra: 2 full days Porto: 3 full days (maybe a day trip to the Douro region, although I currently don't drink, so no wine tastings for me!) Spain (2nd time here, but first time to Madrid/Barcelona, as my first trip was to Andalusia) Madrid: 1 day for my work conference, plus 4.5 days for sightseeing, including day trips to Toledo and/or Cuenca, Segovia and/or Avila, plus the El Escorial Monastery/Valley of the Fallen Barcelona: almost 4 full days (one possible day trip out of the city, can't decide which one yet). I fly back to Japan (from Madrid) in the late evening of my last day here (my plan is to take the train back to Madrid, seems easier and cheaper than flying). Time wise it'll be just over 3 weeks from the time I leave to when I return to Japan (I'll have a full day in Dubai on my way back while on a layover as well). I was hoping to spend some time in Valencia for Las Fallas, unfortunately I have to be back in Japan for my university's graduation ceremony, which takes place that same weekend. I've browsed the older posts on this forum concerning these two countries, but some of the information (like photo shops) are outdated. I haven't had much time to plan this trip, although it's been in the works since last fall. I need to book tickets for places like the Familia Sagrada and some other day tours, but it got me thinking about the best time of day to photograph certain iconic places. I've read that for the FS that early to mid-morning is better for the facade, but mid- to late-afternoon is better for the interior and the stained glass windows. Would that still hold late Feb/early March? (most suggestions I've read are for during the summer) Assuming the light is good, is it good enough for film on the inside? I often have to resort to using my phone when photographing interiors, since light levels are often not high enough for handholding. Similarly, I've read that Parc Guell is better in the mornings, mostly because there are fewer people then. Any other advice for photographing the sites in the other cities I listed (including at dusk/night)? Of course, if I book tickets I'll be at the mercy of the weather, but there's nothing I can do about that. Also, I would appreciate some current recommendations for photo shops. I don't plan on doing any shopping, but it would be good to know it case I need to do a film run. It's seems Casanova Foto is still around in Barcelona, but anything in Madrid or Lisbon? Of course I'm planning on taking all the film I need, but since I shoot different film speeds/stocks/sizes sometimes I run out of the film I'm using because I didn't bring enough of a particular speed (yes I know I should simplify but it is what it is). For example, with my most recent trip to Belgium/the Netherlands, I thought I would need more 400 speed film with all the overcast/rainy weather in the forecast, but in fact it was quite sunny when I was there and I blew through all my Acros pretty quickly. Alright, I think this post is long enough. Looking forward to any and all suggestions!