I was wondering if anyone had any insight on racism in Southern Spain? I am a black-american very much interested in traveling to Spain in the summer for 1-2 months. My friend who will be going also plans to stay for about 3 months. My friend is half black and in Spain would probably pass as Moroccan. I am visibly much darker. I’m not new to traveling, lived in Buenos Aires for a bit and loved it and Brazil.
My question is how would black/mixed people be accepted in the smaller cities of southern spain?? Maybe I should be more specific. I have no problem with people staring or gawking—what concerns me is the more insidious side of racism (that I’ve unfortunately experienced in other countries), ie being denied entrance to certain bars/clubs etc, based on the color of my skin. People warned me of racism in Buenos Aires, but the racism is targeted at immigrants that look stereotypically Bolivian/paraguayan or “brown”. Since there were so few blacks, I never had any issue—it was more that I was “exotic”.
So I’m wondering has any person of color experienced anything negative or racist in Cadiz/Granada/Seville?? I’m especially attracted to Cadiz and Granada but concerned with it being a smaller city and less exposure to different people.
2nd part of the question. Is Southern Spain considerably cheaper than Barcelona and Madrid?
Insight much appreciated!