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Barcelona
Links to Trip Reports: @Yehuda, Yehoshua
Kosher Restaurants: http://www.restaurantmacabi.com   https://shaqshuq.com/
Activities: Jewish Tours in Barcelona, http://www.urbancultours.com
http://www.barcelonadreaming.com/package/barcelona-jewish-tour/
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  https://www.pinatimadrid.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
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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:
Public Transport options:
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 #945 on: January 12, 2018, 02:17:43 AM »
I recommend you to try visit this place in Spain located in Canary Island. It is called Gran Canaria and it is a must-visit in Spain. Me and my friends booked a flight to Spain and didnt waste any minutes to visit this island. .You must check it out for yourself. Read here more here at https://www.canaryislandsinfo.co.uk/gran-canaria/places/ for more information regarding to place.
Been there, very nice.
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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #946 on: January 12, 2018, 08:13:55 AM »
I recommend you to try visit this place in Spain located in Canary Island. It is called Gran Canaria and it is a must-visit in Spain. Me and my friends booked a flight to Spain and didnt waste any minutes to visit this island. .You must check it out for yourself. Read here more here at https://www.canaryislandsinfo.co.uk/gran-canaria/places/ for more information regarding to place.
Arenít the Canary Islands, and Palma de Majorca,  primarily warm weather, beach destinations?
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« Reply #947 on: January 13, 2018, 12:46:05 AM »
Arenít the Canary Islands, and Palma de Majorca,  primarily warm weather, beach destinations?
Mainly, yes.
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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #948 on: February 16, 2018, 11:32:12 AM »
I am trying to find out how to arrange in advance to be hosted for Shabbos meals in Gibraltar. I emailed the Gibraltar Jewish Community website but have not heard back yet. I wonder if any other DDF posters were hosted and can share information.   

Posted this before, but reposting now closer to my upcoming trip to see if anyone else might want to weigh with some helpful advice on this. Seems awkward to solicit a Shabbos meal invite but apparently this is how itís done in Gibraltar.

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #949 on: February 24, 2018, 07:33:39 PM »
Is it safe and comfortable to walk around in Spain wearing a yarmulke, or is a hat a better idea? We plan to visit Madrid, Toledo, Granada, Seville, Barcelona, and also Gibraltar.
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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #950 on: February 24, 2018, 08:27:46 PM »
Is it safe and comfortable to walk around in Spain wearing a yarmulke, or is a hat a better idea? We plan to visit Madrid, Toledo, Granada, Seville, Barcelona, and also Gibraltar.

Walked around wearing a yarmulka in MAD, GRX and BCN no problem, no hat.

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« Reply #951 on: March 07, 2018, 12:56:33 PM »
Walked around wearing a yarmulka in MAD, GRX and BCN no problem, no hat.
How was the trip? Did you take any Jewish tours? How were the kosher restaurants?
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« Reply #952 on: March 07, 2018, 01:08:54 PM »
Trip was great. Did not take any Jewish tours in Spain, we did our own touring.

Only went to Restaurants in BCN. Shaq Shuq was decent - though I did not try any of the meat/chicken dishes there. Maccabi was very good. Both had great service.

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #953 on: March 07, 2018, 01:24:50 PM »
Thanks
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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #954 on: March 07, 2018, 03:23:25 PM »
Did you take any Jewish tours?
Dominique in Barcelona gave a great Jewish tour. See wiki for link.

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #955 on: March 15, 2018, 05:02:45 PM »
Yes I read the Wiki.

Heres my thoughts:
I want to spend monday and tuesday in Barcelona, Wednesday in Cordoba then Thursday Seville ? do I need a day at each? really just want to tour the city, see old buildings etc. Was thinking to get the AVE to cordoba and then seville

Now my dilemma, earlier plan was to do wednesday and thursday in Athens, will do that on return. However, im not seeing any normal flights to TLV  from MAD or BCN on thursday may 31 or friday june 30.

rawr, any ideas or suggestions ?

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #956 on: March 15, 2018, 05:15:21 PM »
nvm got it woohoo

basically i can fly seville to Lisbon with a  24 hour stopover in Lisbon and its cheaper than lisbon to miami.. ;) so the thought is tlv to bcn.. then AVE train to cordoba, train to seville, flight to lisbon then miami.

HA! does that make sense ? no it doesnt especially if im going to Barcelona on the way TO israel FML

Suggestions ?

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #957 on: March 15, 2018, 07:47:39 PM »
Chevron: I havenít yet been there but it sounds too rushed. I was told by a Jewish tour guide to skip Cordoba because the main site there, The Mesquita, is currently an active church, a Catholic cathedral.Doesnít pay to go to that city just to see the statue of the Rambam.
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« Reply #958 on: March 15, 2018, 09:34:31 PM »
Chevron: I havenít yet been there but it sounds too rushed. I was told by a Jewish tour guide to skip Cordoba because the main site there, The Mesquita, is currently an active church, a Catholic cathedral.Doesnít pay to go to that city just to see the statue of the Rambam.

I like beautiful old cities. Plus it's nice to see where the great scholars lived. In Toledo I could imagine Yehuda halevi

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #959 on: March 15, 2018, 09:38:07 PM »
 Toledo was beautiful