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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
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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
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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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Hotels:
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Other Tips: Jewish Community of Gibraltar, http://www.jewishgibraltar.com

Mallorca
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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 #20 on: December 21, 2011, 01:22:36 PM »
Prado Museum (art), Retiro Park, Bullfight (depending on the day of the week), Palace

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #21 on: December 21, 2011, 03:32:11 PM »
are you into museums? bullfight?
Not into museums. Bullfights are in the summer not going to work out. I enjoy places of historical significance especially in relation to jewish history. Are there fun things to do there?

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« Reply #22 on: December 21, 2011, 03:35:17 PM »
Not into museums. Bullfights are in the summer not going to work out. I enjoy places of historical significance especially in relation to jewish history. Are there fun things to do there?

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.

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #23 on: December 21, 2011, 03:40:37 PM »
In my research I came across Toledo as being a place for a look into Jewish History. Was wondering what price range would a tour guide cost me?

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« Reply #24 on: December 21, 2011, 03:41:27 PM »
In my research I came across Toledo as being a place for a look into Jewish History. Was wondering what price range would a tour guide cost me?

Into the hundreds because it was a private one. Not even sure if he still does it or not.

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #25 on: December 21, 2011, 03:42:53 PM »
As far as general things what is recommended to go see?

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« Reply #26 on: December 21, 2011, 03:47:27 PM »
As far as general things what is recommended to go see?

I liked the Royal Palace in Madrid, Retiro Park was great to walk around and get a boat (but during the winter could be different, I was there in summer), Plaza Mayor...

I'm trying to remember other things I did but my itinerary is on my other computer.

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« Reply #27 on: December 21, 2011, 03:51:31 PM »
If you remember the other things post them here and i'll check out the thread every now and then. Thank You

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« Reply #28 on: December 21, 2011, 03:52:06 PM »
Did you get any sort of guide book?

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« Reply #29 on: December 21, 2011, 03:56:51 PM »
If you remember the other things post them here and i'll check out the thread every now and then. Thank You

Another thing I remember was the Teleferico (it is like a suspended cable car ride) overlooking the city. Very nice and then got a good walk through the old royal hunting grounds. If you don't like the Prado and some of the other sprinklings in Madrid, it is a city meant for walking and exploring (IMHO). Otherwise, spend your day in Toledo and that's it. I don't know how much other stuff you will find so interesting.

The Royal Palace obviously has a historical bent but not Jewish.

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« Reply #30 on: December 21, 2011, 03:57:17 PM »
Did you get any sort of guide book?

I probably had a few, but don't remember which ones I used.

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #31 on: December 21, 2011, 04:05:21 PM »
The Royal Palace looks cool. Dont mind the walking around and seeing things.

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #32 on: December 21, 2011, 05:29:43 PM »
if you can switch from mad to bcn, youd be better off imo

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #33 on: December 21, 2011, 06:16:40 PM »
I had thoughts of Barcelona but I wasn't sure(in planning stages). i figured let me see what is in Madrid first. What are some of the things to do in Barcelona?

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« Reply #34 on: December 21, 2011, 06:31:33 PM »
the ramblas, the gaudi architecture, park guell, the gothic quarter, theres a jewish tour (and a visit to the rashbas shul), the montjuic area, a fountain show...

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #35 on: December 21, 2011, 06:57:21 PM »
THX, will look into those things. Did you go to BCN? If so, Do you have an itinerary of what you did?

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #36 on: December 21, 2011, 07:07:19 PM »
i did
i recommend reading up a little
frommers.com
wikitravel
tripadvisor

one thing we did which was an interesting way to see the city was we rented a gocar. check it out
http://www.gocartours.es/

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« Reply #37 on: December 21, 2011, 08:03:16 PM »
Thx

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #38 on: December 21, 2011, 08:05:25 PM »
Whats the kosher food situation in Barcelona?

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« Reply #39 on: December 22, 2011, 02:30:37 AM »
if youre talking about restaurants, there arent any, but i think the chabad rabbis wife might sell some home cooked food
however kosher products can be found