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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
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Activities: Jewish Tours in Sevilla/Cordoba, http://www.jewishsevilla.com
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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 #45 on: March 27, 2012, 04:50:30 PM »
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.
I'll be in Madrid this coming Monday for about 11 hours and I'm willing to pay someone to give me a tour of Toledo, so could you give me this guys info? Any other advice appreciated.

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #46 on: March 27, 2012, 06:25:37 PM »
I'll be in Madrid this coming Monday for about 11 hours and I'm willing to pay someone to give me a tour of Toledo, so could you give me this guys info? Any other advice appreciated.

I don't think I have his contact information anymore. It was 4 years ago already. I think I got it from either the Jewish community website where I sent emails to or from someone at the Sefadric Center in Israel.

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #47 on: March 28, 2012, 07:24:14 PM »
I found someone in Madrid that's willing to give me a tour he want 450 euros and I bargained him down to 400, but that still sounds like a lot of money. How much did you pay? Any suggestions?

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #48 on: March 28, 2012, 07:37:43 PM »
I found someone in Madrid that's willing to give me a tour he want 450 euros and I bargained him down to 400, but that still sounds like a lot of money. How much did you pay? Any suggestions?

Sounds like a fortune. What does your 400EU buy you?
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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #49 on: March 28, 2012, 07:38:07 PM »
a 6 hour tour. no food or any extra amenities.

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #50 on: March 28, 2012, 07:41:50 PM »
a 6 hour tour. no food or any extra amenities.

Does this guy have any qualifications.
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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #51 on: March 28, 2012, 08:26:00 PM »
what kind of qualifications are you referring to?

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #52 on: March 28, 2012, 08:27:29 PM »
what kind of qualifications are you referring to?

How do you know he isn't just some stranger looking to rip you off?
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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #53 on: March 28, 2012, 08:29:38 PM »
I found him on some Jewish community of Madrid Spain's website.http://www.jewishtraveladvisor.com/jewish-tour-guide.php?ac=Madrid

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #54 on: March 28, 2012, 08:30:26 PM »
I'm still trying to figure out how much do I think it's worth and offer him my best and final offer.

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #55 on: March 28, 2012, 09:20:35 PM »
Here's an email which a relative forwarded me to assist you, at the end I've added the email address to contact them (BTW you may be able to get a lower price if they have an available tour guide for cheaper).

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Toledo is about 1 hour driving from Madrid. We can do that. The tour to Toledo is about 6-8 hours, including the driving time.
The price for this tour will be 200, including driver-guide (English or Hebrew), transport (go and back to the airport) and a private guided tour of 4 hours.
Will you need a Hebrew speeking guide or an English one?
Best regards,
Hadar Ragonis.
rs_hadar@hotmail.com

EDIT:Now I see the link you posted, seems like this may be Hadar.

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #56 on: March 28, 2012, 09:21:18 PM »
BTW they were happy with this tour guide.

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #57 on: March 28, 2012, 09:43:00 PM »
Here's an email which a relative forwarded me to assist you, at the end I've added the email address to contact them (BTW you may be able to get a lower price if they have an available tour guide for cheaper).

EDIT:Now I see the link you posted, seems like this may be Hadar.
I emailed Alex Benarroch and he wanted 450. I tried to email Hadar but the email failed twice. 200 sounds a lot more reasonable, so Ill contact Hadar, thanks.

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #58 on: March 28, 2012, 09:43:26 PM »
I emailed Alex Benarroch and he wanted 450. I tried to email Hadar but the email failed twice. 200 sounds a lot more reasonable, so Ill contact Hadar, thanks.
Try the address I provided

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #59 on: March 28, 2012, 09:47:25 PM »
BTW they were happy with this tour guide.
Sorry, but who's they?