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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
Hotels:
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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.
Hotels:
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Other Tips: Jewish Community of Madrid (Orthodox), http://www.cjmadrid.org

Malaga
Links to Trip Reports:
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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:
Shabbos Tips:
Public Transport options:
Guidebooks:
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/
Activities:
Hotels:
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Guidebooks:
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 #30 on: December 21, 2011, 03:57:17 PM »
Did you get any sort of guide book?

I probably had a few, but don't remember which ones I used.

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #31 on: December 21, 2011, 04:05:21 PM »
The Royal Palace looks cool. Dont mind the walking around and seeing things.

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #32 on: December 21, 2011, 05:29:43 PM »
if you can switch from mad to bcn, youd be better off imo

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #33 on: December 21, 2011, 06:16:40 PM »
I had thoughts of Barcelona but I wasn't sure(in planning stages). i figured let me see what is in Madrid first. What are some of the things to do in Barcelona?

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #34 on: December 21, 2011, 06:31:33 PM »
the ramblas, the gaudi architecture, park guell, the gothic quarter, theres a jewish tour (and a visit to the rashbas shul), the montjuic area, a fountain show...

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #35 on: December 21, 2011, 06:57:21 PM »
THX, will look into those things. Did you go to BCN? If so, Do you have an itinerary of what you did?

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #36 on: December 21, 2011, 07:07:19 PM »
i did
i recommend reading up a little
frommers.com
wikitravel
tripadvisor

one thing we did which was an interesting way to see the city was we rented a gocar. check it out
http://www.gocartours.es/

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #37 on: December 21, 2011, 08:03:16 PM »
Thx

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #38 on: December 21, 2011, 08:05:25 PM »
Whats the kosher food situation in Barcelona?

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #39 on: December 22, 2011, 02:30:37 AM »
if youre talking about restaurants, there arent any, but i think the chabad rabbis wife might sell some home cooked food
however kosher products can be found

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #40 on: December 22, 2011, 10:06:38 AM »
the ramblas, the gaudi architecture, park guell, the gothic quarter, theres a jewish tour (and a visit to the rashbas shul), the montjuic area, a fountain show...

How much time do you need in Barcelona to see the sites? Is 24 hours enough?

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #41 on: December 22, 2011, 01:45:10 PM »
you can definitely see some sites in that time frame...

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Barcelona
« Reply #42 on: February 28, 2012, 08:10:50 AM »
Hi, I'm looking into information about travel to Barcelona, Spain. If anyone has been there or has any tips on travel there, places to see, things to do, food etc.

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Re: Barcelona
« Reply #43 on: February 28, 2012, 08:57:03 AM »
I happen to be there for 5 days real nice wah exactly are you looking for?

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #44 on: March 05, 2012, 10:03:51 AM »
I see there's a Category 2 Four Points by Sheraton Diagonal in Barcelona. Ratings look good on Trip Advisor and only $K for room per night. Any reason any one feels neccesary to spend the extra $90 a night to be in Las Ramblas at the Le Méridien Barcelona? Thanks