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As per a great suggestion from Joe, here are the links to each city's TR:
Israel: Part 1
Israel: Part 2 (very short)
Israel: Part 3 - Eilat
Israel: Part 4 - Ein Gedi/Dead Sea
Madrid
(Pics from Israel and Madrid)
Barcelona
Seville
Gibraltar
Rome
Florence
Pisa
Venice
Switzerland

Trip planning thread: http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=37776.0
There you can find all the info about how I booked what. May take some searching in there.
« Last edited by @Yehuda on October 29, 2015, 05:06:09 PM »

Author Topic: @Yehuda's Israel/Eurotrip Honeymoon Trip Report  (Read 43370 times)

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Re: @Yehuda's Israel/Eurotrip Honeymoon Trip Report
« Reply #286 on: December 25, 2017, 02:20:34 PM »
Any reviews on Cordoba? I couldn't find anything in the forums. I am debating between spending a day there or Seville.

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Re: @Yehuda's Israel/Eurotrip Honeymoon Trip Report
« Reply #287 on: December 25, 2017, 02:43:53 PM »
Any reviews on Cordoba? I couldn't find anything in the forums. I am debating between spending a day there or Seville.
We had a very nice day in Seville. Nice places who walk/ wander.  A few Jewish history sites but not much left. We saw Flamenco there — very entertaining, not tznius. No kosher food.

Had wanted to visit Córdoba for its Jewish history...maybe next time. 

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Re: @Yehuda's Israel/Eurotrip Honeymoon Trip Report
« Reply #288 on: December 25, 2017, 02:54:16 PM »
Any reviews on Cordoba? I couldn't find anything in the forums. I am debating between spending a day there or Seville.
Sorry I didn't go to Cordoba, so I can't comment.

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Re: @Yehuda's Israel/Eurotrip Honeymoon Trip Report
« Reply #289 on: December 26, 2017, 03:00:25 AM »
There is a Jewish ghetto, some rambam historical items and a statue,  river bridge,  and a palace , the alcazar. There is the usual markets and stuff but not on our to do list. We stayed in Seville and took a bus to cordoba. One day is more than enough.

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Re: @Yehuda's Israel/Eurotrip Honeymoon Trip Report
« Reply #290 on: January 06, 2018, 09:40:49 PM »
Any reviews on Cordoba? I couldn't find anything in the forums. I am debating between spending a day there or Seville.
I chose Seville and Granada instead of Cordoba for my upcoming trip. Seville has an highly rated Jewish tour guide, Moises Hassan.  Also, I was told that the major sight in Cordoba, the Mesquita, is a Catholic Church (former Mosque). The  Alcazar in Seville and the Alhambra in Granada are former residences. Shmuel HaNagid lived in the latter and may have built the famous Fountain of 12 Lions, perhaps modeled after the fountain of 12 bulls described in Malachim as having been built for the Bais HaMikdash by Shlomo HaMalech.

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Re: @Yehuda's Israel/Eurotrip Honeymoon Trip Report
« Reply #291 on: January 06, 2018, 09:51:23 PM »
I chose Seville and Granada instead of Cordoba for my upcoming trip. Seville has an highly rated Jewish tour guide, Moises Hassan.  Also, I was told that the major sight in Cordoba, the Mesquita, is a Catholic Church (former Mosque). The  Alcazar in Seville and the Alhambra in Granada are former residences. Shmuel HaNagid lived in the latter and may have built the famous Fountain of 12 Lions, perhaps modeled after the fountain of 12 bulls described in Malachim as having been built for the Bais HaMikdash by Shlomo HaMalech.
Did you take his tour? I looked into it, but found out there's little Jewish history in Seville so I didn't want to spend money on him.

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Re: @Yehuda's Israel/Eurotrip Honeymoon Trip Report
« Reply #292 on: January 06, 2018, 10:11:39 PM »
Did you take his tour? I looked into it, but found out there's little Jewish history in Seville so I didn't want to spend money on him.
I booked him for my upcoming, first time, trip to Spain, based on excellent on line reviews
https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g187443-d4206678-Reviews-Jewish_Seville_Day_Tours-Seville_Province_of_Seville_Andalucia.html
I also booked the hotel Las Casas de la Juderia (literally, houses of the Jewish quarter) which incorporates former Jewish homes located in the middle of the former Jewish quarter. I understand that the Rishonim who lived in Seville included the Ritva, who was the Rav of Seville, and the Avudram. I’m thinking that the absence of physical remnants of Jewish history will make the historical narrative provided by a knowledgeable guide all the more beneficial.
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