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Barcelona
Links to Trip Reports: @Yehuda, Yehoshua
Kosher Restaurants: http://www.restaurantmacabi.com
Activities: Jewish Tours in Barcelona, http://www.urbancultours.com
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Other Tips: Jewish Community of Barcelona (Orthodox): http://www.cibonline.org

Madrid
Links to Trip Reports: @Yehuda, @Yehuda pics, Yehoshua
Kosher Restaurants: http://www.restaurantelaescudilla.com
Activities: Toledo - a day trip from Madrid to see 2 old Shuls. Can hire a tour guide (his contact info is somewhere in the thread), which is not cheap, or can take a train on your own. 1 of the Shuls is closed one day a week (Tuesdays?). @Yehuda went on a day when that Shul was closed, and the other Shul was really just an empty room and seemed like a Christian organization now runs the center. Without a tour guide, it was hard to get anything Jewish out of our trip (other than an antique store that had some Judaica). But, people who have taken the tour (discussed in the thread) have said it was great! Recommended to go with a tour or not go at all (and ensure to go on a day when both are open!). Report in the thread that the sometimes-closed Shul has audio headsets for use, so that would help.
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Other Tips: Jewish Community of Madrid (Orthodox), http://www.cjmadrid.org

Malaga
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Other Tips: Comunidad Israelita de Malaga (Orthodox), http://www.cimalaga.es

Seville
Links to Trip Reports: @Yehuda, Yehoshua
Kosher Restaurants:
Activities: Jewish Tours in Sevilla/Cordoba, http://www.jewishsevilla.com
Hotels:
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Other Tips: Comunidad Judia de Sevilla, synagoguesevilla@gmail.com

Gibraltar
Links to Trip Reports: Yehoshua
Kosher Restaurants: Amar's Bakery and Coffee shop, http://www.amarsbakery.com/
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Other Tips: Jewish Community of Gibraltar, http://www.jewishgibraltar.com
 
4500 IB Avios from anywhere to anywhere in the country
Best way to get around anywhere in this country is by scooter. It is safer driving them there since they outnumber cars by great proportions.
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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #15 on: August 05, 2010, 07:16:34 PM »
I am in Malaga now, and don't really have access to a phone or computer to search, would anyone be able to help me search for some flights to extend my stay? (Is it even possible) I don't mind paying a fee if it is
Here is what I have now:

 Mon, 09AUG10 LH44172 X MADRID
(MAD) 6:20AM FRANKFURT-MAIN
(FRA) 8:55AM
 
 Mon, 09AUG10 LH46743 X FRANKFURT-MAIN
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 Tue, 10AUG10 CO103 X AMSTERDAM
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I would like to come back late in the week as possible, I'm open to anything
Thanks in advance
 
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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #16 on: August 06, 2010, 06:10:07 AM »
I have found and changed my tickets, thanks to MikeOracle

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #17 on: June 16, 2011, 05:24:42 PM »
I am thinking of taking a trip in July to London and Paris. I have the option of stopping off for 24 hours in Madrid on the way home. Is there anything interesting to do there and does anyone recommend this stopover to get a taste of Spain? Any Kosher restaurants there these days? Any info would be appreciated.

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #18 on: December 20, 2011, 11:57:54 PM »
I would like to stop off in Madrid for a day. I was wondering if anyone can tell me the must sees and do's there?

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #19 on: December 21, 2011, 01:18:38 PM »
are you into museums? bullfight?

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #20 on: December 21, 2011, 01:22:36 PM »
Prado Museum (art), Retiro Park, Bullfight (depending on the day of the week), Palace

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #21 on: December 21, 2011, 03:32:11 PM »
are you into museums? bullfight?
Not into museums. Bullfights are in the summer not going to work out. I enjoy places of historical significance especially in relation to jewish history. Are there fun things to do there?

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #22 on: December 21, 2011, 03:35:17 PM »
Not into museums. Bullfights are in the summer not going to work out. I enjoy places of historical significance especially in relation to jewish history. Are there fun things to do there?

Spain is difficult with regards to Jewish History as most of it has been wiped out. If you are in Madrid and take the high speed train over to Toledo for the day (about 30-45min) you can get a much better picture of Jewish history in Spain. There is a nice Jewish museum, 2 old synagogues and the main square where auto-de-fe's would take place.

I did it with a tour guide who I hired for a 1/2 day tour that was great, but not cheap.

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #23 on: December 21, 2011, 03:40:37 PM »
In my research I came across Toledo as being a place for a look into Jewish History. Was wondering what price range would a tour guide cost me?

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #24 on: December 21, 2011, 03:41:27 PM »
In my research I came across Toledo as being a place for a look into Jewish History. Was wondering what price range would a tour guide cost me?

Into the hundreds because it was a private one. Not even sure if he still does it or not.

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #25 on: December 21, 2011, 03:42:53 PM »
As far as general things what is recommended to go see?

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #26 on: December 21, 2011, 03:47:27 PM »
As far as general things what is recommended to go see?

I liked the Royal Palace in Madrid, Retiro Park was great to walk around and get a boat (but during the winter could be different, I was there in summer), Plaza Mayor...

I'm trying to remember other things I did but my itinerary is on my other computer.

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #27 on: December 21, 2011, 03:51:31 PM »
If you remember the other things post them here and i'll check out the thread every now and then. Thank You

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #28 on: December 21, 2011, 03:52:06 PM »
Did you get any sort of guide book?

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #29 on: December 21, 2011, 03:56:51 PM »
If you remember the other things post them here and i'll check out the thread every now and then. Thank You

Another thing I remember was the Teleferico (it is like a suspended cable car ride) overlooking the city. Very nice and then got a good walk through the old royal hunting grounds. If you don't like the Prado and some of the other sprinklings in Madrid, it is a city meant for walking and exploring (IMHO). Otherwise, spend your day in Toledo and that's it. I don't know how much other stuff you will find so interesting.

The Royal Palace obviously has a historical bent but not Jewish.