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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:
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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:
Shabbos Tips:
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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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summer 2009,
i flew into barcelona, was there a few days (daytripped to girona), took the train to madrid, was there a few days (daytripped to toledo), than flew to lisbon, portugal for a day, then flew to malaga, drove to gibraltar for shabbos, daytripped to Tangiers, Morrocco, then came back to malaga and based ourselves there (and the kosher restaurant, pizza shop and market in nearby Torremolinos) while we daytripped to Grenada (dont miss), Cordoba and Marbella

i had no interest in visiting ibiza as i was not a british single teen, but i would have liked to have visited Sevilla and Mallorca had i had the time

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I imagine you'd get more info on a question like this from trip advisor forums or something of the like
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I imagine you'd get more info on a question like this from trip advisor forums or something of the like

Chai is looking for the Jewish aspects as well.

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #80 on: July 31, 2012, 11:52:17 AM »
Trying to figure out the best way to fly.
Aug 13 or 14 till Sept 3 or 4.
If anyone could help me that would be great!!

A-From NY. Into madrid ( then head to Barcelona, Ibiza, Valencia, head down south, Marbella, Malaga, Gibralt and seville.  ( Possible Cordoba and Grenada) and fly back to NY from somewhere down south. Any of those have direct flights to NY? Or even a fun stopover for 2 days ( is there even such a thing? )

B- Or from NY to Madrid, go around and end in Barcelona for a week ( end on a high note)

C- Or into Barcelona, and go down south and come around and fly out of Madrid ( which isn't as nice as the other areas)

As far as spending 3 shabbosim in spain, I was thinking, Gibralter, Barcelona, and Valencia.
Any other siggestions?

Thanks so much.

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Re: Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #81 on: July 31, 2012, 06:27:25 PM »
Trying to figure out the best way to fly.
Aug 13 or 14 till Sept 3 or 4.
If anyone could help me that would be great!!

A-From NY. Into madrid ( then head to Barcelona, Ibiza, Valencia, head down south, Marbella, Malaga, Gibralt and seville.  ( Possible Cordoba and Grenada) and fly back to NY from somewhere down south. Any of those have direct flights to NY? Or even a fun stopover for 2 days ( is there even such a thing? )

B- Or from NY to Madrid, go around and end in Barcelona for a week ( end on a high note)

C- Or into Barcelona, and go down south and come around and fly out of Madrid ( which isn't as nice as the other areas)

As far as spending 3 shabbosim in spain, I was thinking, Gibralter, Barcelona, and Valencia.
Any other siggestions?

Thanks so much.

This an award ticket?
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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #82 on: August 01, 2012, 12:08:02 AM »
What's an award ticket?
For a lack of sounding retarded

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #83 on: August 01, 2012, 12:10:01 AM »
What's an award ticket?
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An award ticket is when you use airline miles (you earned from credit cards or previous flights) to book the flight. Did you PM Whyaich about your flight? Or email him Whyaich@gmail.com
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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #84 on: August 01, 2012, 12:29:00 AM »
Just emailed him or her.
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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #85 on: August 01, 2012, 12:30:25 AM »
I'm THAT slow that I don't even know if I have miles from specific airlines. I do have a 500 couched from delta I need to use before sept

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« Reply #86 on: August 01, 2012, 12:39:54 AM »
An award ticket is when you use airline miles (you earned from credit cards or previous flights) to book the flight. Did you PM Whyaich about your flight? Or email him Whyaich@gmail.com
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« Reply #87 on: August 01, 2012, 12:40:16 AM »
Just emailed him or her.
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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #88 on: August 01, 2012, 12:48:57 AM »
I'm THAT slow that I don't even know if I have miles from specific airlines. I do have a 500 couched from delta I need to use before sept

500 miles won't get you .... anywhere. :)

            But then again maybe you have an account sitting around with 50,000? 150,000?

You should check into that.

Fun story-  I was helping my grandfather with some of his accounts last week and we decided to look at his old ancient United account.

          So his United miles had expired but apparently he had flown Continental quite a bit and obviously when they merged it all went into one account. And sitting there was 200,000+ miles. What a fun surprise. And I'm glad we caught them before they expire next year.
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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #89 on: August 01, 2012, 12:53:55 AM »
$ 500 voucher I meant