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Barcelona
Links to Trip Reports: @Yehuda, Yehoshua
Kosher Restaurants: http://www.restaurantmacabi.com, https://shaqshuq.com/, https://www.ilansburgerbar.com/ (Under R' Daniel Ashkenazi of Communidad Israelita de Barcelona)
Activities: Jewish Tours in Barcelona, http://www.urbancultours.com
http://www.barcelonadreaming.com/package/barcelona-jewish-tour/
Hotels:
Shabbos Tips:
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Guidebooks:
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/  https://www.pizzeriarimmon.com/(teuda)
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 (El Transito) is closed on Mondays. @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:
Shabbos Tips:
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Guidebooks:
Other Tips: Jewish Community of Gibraltar, http://www.jewishgibraltar.com

Mallorca
Links to Trip Reports:
Kosher Restaurants: Their is not - one restaurant serve felafel it's own by an israeli but no hechsher
Activities:
Hotels:
Shabbos Tips: The Shul its open on Friday night
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Guidebooks:
Other Tips:
 
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 #1100 on: January 25, 2020, 08:01:07 PM »
Flying TLV-MAD-JFK, do I pass through security in Madrid?

I want to buy duty-free in TLV and don't want to take the chance that they won't allow liquids.

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #1101 on: February 16, 2020, 04:38:25 PM »
Stopping over for 2 days in Madrid on my way to the US for Pesach. A few questions:
1. Not clear what kosher restaraunts there are in Madrid (if any). What are they and what are their hechsherim?
2. GoDaven did not return any results for shuls with minyanim - is that accurate? Or is there a shul?
3. Flight our of MAD on Tuesday at 4:20, would want to be at airport at 2:20...Is that enough time for a half day trip to Toledo or Segovia (I will be with kids, so probably couldn't do a full day trip anyways)? How much do the guides for Toledo/Segovia cost? Which do you recommend?
4. Recommendation for a hotel with a pool? Landing Sunday night 8:20 PM and if we take a day trip to Toledo/Segovia on Tuesday - may make sense just to stay near the airport...thoughts?
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Re: Spain Master Thread
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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #1103 on: April 28, 2021, 11:26:10 AM »
I have a week in August to spend in Spain. How would you recommend I spend my time? Should I split it evenly between Madrid and BCN?

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #1104 on: April 28, 2021, 12:48:00 PM »
Cordova, Granada, Toledo, Barcelona, Madrid

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #1105 on: April 28, 2021, 09:05:59 PM »
I have a week in August to spend in Spain. How would you recommend I spend my time? Should I split it evenly between Madrid and BCN?
Seville was the nicest place I saw in Spain, though BCN was also quite nive (but humid).

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #1106 on: July 13, 2021, 09:11:39 PM »
I've been looking at the train schedules for August between Madrid & Toledo. Does it make sense that the Renfe train from Toledo to Madrid has no afternoon availability? As it stands, I would have to take the 8:25PM train. Is it that they are sold out or that the website is wonky?

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« Reply #1108 on: July 18, 2021, 05:06:14 PM »
Cordova, Granada, Toledo, Barcelona, Madrid

I have 3 nights in Madrid and 3 nights in Barcelona. How would you rank Cordova, Granada and Toledo? I was considering Toledo for its Jewish heritage but it seems abysmal.

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #1109 on: July 18, 2021, 06:09:45 PM »
Airbus to placa catalunya no problem. Stayed in acta atrium hotel $100 a night. Small room but incredible service.

Macabbi was OK, it's like a blast in the past so that's nice. Great wine options!! 26 Euro for habib (not Mevushal!!)

Got Andalusian bread which was OK, it's bread with tomato's and I think anchovies?

Meat kebab was nice as were the potato wedges fries.

Grilled salmon was not Good. Who grills salmon skin off?!? Veggies it came with were meh. $90 bill was OK when you count the wine, but if you factor the wine being so cheap blah.

Rambla was nice but lousy tourist trap

On day 2 I took the city tour bus. Very nice. Wanted to do both routes but only got to do one.

Barcelona is stunning by day and by night.

Took the train to marca falsat to elvi wines..time of my life!! Today I visited Capcanes in monsat, incredible.

So rather than macabbi x2 I went to shaq shuq. It's weird because I could have sworn I saw shaq shuq sign on Rambla?!? That was Monday but it's all the way in the other way?!?

So I suppose I should have ordered staple items but I got grilled lamb, pretty good, comes with roasted veggies which are just peppers, misleading I thought. Got baked potato which were baked potato slices, OK but oil galore ugh and house bread was not fresh seemingly challa brought.

Nu Nu I had an incredible time Bh. Off to Israel now!

I assume you visited both wineries from BCN. Did you take the train to Capcanes too? Which winery did you prefer?

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #1110 on: August 01, 2021, 08:27:09 PM »
Anyone use ADOLFO FERRERO from https://www.toledodelamano.com/en/rutas/ for a Toledo tour? He's pretty cheap relative to others (150EUR) for a Jewish quarter tour.