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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/
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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/  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.
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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:
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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
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Hotels:
Shabbos Tips: The Shul its open on Friday night
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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 #150 on: June 01, 2013, 11:37:42 PM »
Any recommendations for Shabbos other than Gibraltar?

BCN has chabad
MAD has a semi proper jewish community including a kosher resturaunt
Malaga has a seasonal chabad house so call up a head of time.

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #151 on: June 01, 2013, 11:48:19 PM »
BCN has chabad
MAD has a semi proper jewish community including a kosher resturaunt
Malaga has a seasonal chabad house so call up a head of time.
Where did you stay for Shabbos?

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #152 on: June 01, 2013, 11:52:00 PM »
Can anyone give more details about a day trip to Tangiers, Morocco?

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #153 on: June 02, 2013, 03:46:10 AM »
i went
Barcelona with day trip to Girona
Madrid with day trip to Toledo
Lisbon
Gibraltar for shabbos
Tangier
then based myself in Malaga and did day trips to Granada, Cordoba, Marbella, Torremolinos

according to the chabad rabbi, restauarant in Madrid should be avoided. Current as of Summer 2009

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #154 on: June 02, 2013, 03:54:11 AM »
Was Tangier interesting? How much time do you need there?

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #155 on: June 02, 2013, 04:04:07 AM »
Was Tangier interesting? How much time do you need there?
yes it was interesting. i made it into a day trip, but some spend the night

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #156 on: June 02, 2013, 04:28:33 AM »
yes it was interesting. i made it into a day trip, but some spend the night

What are the main attractions there?

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #157 on: June 02, 2013, 06:28:56 AM »
What are the main attractions there?
basically the shuls and the 'kasbah'. there was also a museum but i got there after it already closed. i believe you can also see snake charmers

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #158 on: June 02, 2013, 07:58:13 AM »
Trying to plan a trip from EWR or PHL , to BCN or if need be  FCO  for sister next year -- she can not walk very much and will require a wheelchair , therefor connecting flights are out of the question( pride!), and JFK is a 3 hour taxi ride  -- i see almost no Biz class with  Star alliance ( a few days with U S AIR) never with United saver --- Oneworld  only none stop from jfk --- have looked  far out to get an idea of availability looks like mission imposable --- anyone have any ideas ?-- thanks

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #159 on: June 02, 2013, 10:20:32 AM »
according to the chabad rabbi, restauarant in Madrid should be avoided. Current as of Summer 2009
As a supporter of several chabad houses sometime, the place or city is NOT  about Chabad but the character of the Chabad indivual Rabbi's personal personality ,ve hamayven yavin!

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #160 on: June 02, 2013, 10:37:57 AM »
As a supporter of several chabad houses sometime, the place or city is NOT  about Chabad but the character of the Chabad indivual Rabbi's personal personality ,ve hamayven yavin!
please explain

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #161 on: June 02, 2013, 10:45:47 AM »
please explain

I believe it is more politcal then kashrus, I have spoken with MAD community members about this.

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #162 on: June 02, 2013, 10:51:23 AM »
I believe it is more politcal then kashrus, I have spoken with MAD community members about this.
obviously the community members will defend themselves, the more important question is if you spoke with the chabad rabbi about this.

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #163 on: June 02, 2013, 01:28:00 PM »
Any recommendations for Shabbos other than Gibraltar?

I did MAD, Toledo part day trip, Cordoba, Sevilla, Gib for Shabbos.  I may have some details from my itinerary still. Send me a PM and I will try to check on my saved trip files later today.

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #164 on: June 08, 2013, 04:10:51 PM »
Are the beaches in Spain anything to WOW about?
Any recommendation on hotels i prefer SPG property...
TIA