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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
Hotels:
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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 #645 on: September 07, 2015, 06:32:02 PM »
Hey guys,

What is the best way to get from Madrid to GIB? I want to spend shabbos in GIB. I looked at the train and there are no night trains. The latest train from Madrid to Algeciras in October is 15:35 - really? I could try to go from Madrid to GIB on Friday morning, but I am not a huge fan - of being stuck for Shabbos at the whim of the freaking train workers, who think striking is like going to McDonalds!

So, the choices I see are:

1) rent a car and then drive down when I want to
2) Take a flight from MAD to Malaga and then taxi in

Any other ideas? TIA!
I took an overnight bus took about 7 hours total IIRC was totally worth it it costed 20 - 30 euro. The bus was very nice and new but no bathroom on board. They do make a stop halfway if you need. Obviously with a wife and kids this isn't an option.
But the timing was great. If you can sleep on a bus this would take away the need to kill daytime hours with traveling

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #646 on: September 07, 2015, 07:35:58 PM »
I took an overnight bus took about 7 hours total IIRC was totally worth it it costed 20 - 30 euro. The bus was very nice and new but no bathroom on board. They do make a stop halfway if you need. Obviously with a wife and kids this isn't an option.
But the timing was great. If you can sleep on a bus this would take away the need to kill daytime hours with traveling
Do u know the bus and info about it, tia

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #647 on: September 07, 2015, 10:09:02 PM »

Do u know the bus and info about it, tia
Bus company name was DAIBUS. I think I found it on a Spanish website using google translate. Not a hundred percent sure where I found it.
just as a side point if you end up going round trip make sure to buy the round trip at the Madrid bus station. I got a little messed over because I didn't.

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #648 on: November 09, 2015, 12:13:35 PM »
If anyone's going to Spain in the near future you can get dirt cheap rental cars. As low as 0.56 a day!

http://www.fly4free.com/deal/europe/hit-the-road-almost-for-free-rent-a-car-in-spain-from-e0-56-per-day/nggallery/image/car1/#gallery283

Renting a car in Israel?
http://rechev.rentals/bddtravels

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Bringing vacuumed packaged cold cuts and cheeses into Spain
« Reply #649 on: November 25, 2015, 09:08:29 AM »
Are vacuumed packaged cold cuts, dried meats and cheeses allowed through customs in Spain?

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #650 on: December 06, 2015, 12:13:32 PM »
Regarding the Kosher Restaurant in Madrid:

Anything new with the Hashgacha? Or is it still the Chief Rabbi?

Anyone here actually eat there? Any reviews?

Thanks

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #651 on: December 06, 2015, 12:14:39 PM »
No.
Yes.
No.
No.

All info as of this past summer.

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #652 on: December 06, 2015, 02:13:48 PM »
Regarding the Kosher Restaurant in Madrid:

Anything new with the Hashgacha? Or is it still the Chief Rabbi?

Anyone here actually eat there? Any reviews?

Thanks
No, Yes, Yes, Yes :)

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #653 on: December 06, 2015, 02:19:14 PM »
No, Yes, Yes, Yes :)
I guess people have eaten there, but I don't recall it being anyone on DDF.

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #654 on: December 06, 2015, 03:02:52 PM »
I guess people have eaten there, but I don't recall it being anyone on DDF.
Didn't like the food so much. The service was bad. But then again there's no other option there so...

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #655 on: December 06, 2015, 03:14:31 PM »

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #656 on: December 06, 2015, 03:15:01 PM »
Food was pretty good very homey situation

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #657 on: December 06, 2015, 03:33:15 PM »
Nice! I'm glad to see I'm wrong and people here have eaten there.

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #658 on: December 07, 2015, 11:10:43 PM »
Any tip for Gran Canaria in the Canary Islands?

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #659 on: December 08, 2015, 01:46:28 AM »
Any tip for Gran Canaria in the Canary Islands?
what kind of to ate you looking for?