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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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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
Activities:
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 #825 on: January 22, 2017, 02:55:39 PM »
We stayed in the W and had an awesome experience. The hotel is a few minutes away from the center of town and Macabi, but it's on the beach and a scene by itself.
I liked the idea of being on the beach. Are there any comparable options on the beach?
Memories last forever, make them while you can.

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #826 on: January 22, 2017, 03:31:46 PM »
AFAIK the W is nicest place on the beach and only place you can use points

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #827 on: January 22, 2017, 06:15:06 PM »
Thanks!

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #828 on: January 22, 2017, 08:37:42 PM »
Thanks!
You planning another trip to BCN?

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #829 on: January 23, 2017, 05:51:11 AM »
You planning another trip to BCN?
No, helping someone.

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #830 on: February 20, 2017, 09:11:02 PM »
Anyone have experience renting a car in Madrid... Might be worth it if taledo is the place to go for Jewish stuff

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #831 on: February 20, 2017, 10:37:22 PM »
Anyone have experience renting a car in Madrid... Might be worth it if taledo is the place to go for Jewish stuff
You can easily take a train to Toledo and a short cab from there to the Jewish area.

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #832 on: February 23, 2017, 02:47:21 AM »
Left suitcase on bus from airport to city center Madrid how can I locate it

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #833 on: February 23, 2017, 09:34:15 AM »
Left suitcase on bus from airport to city center Madrid how can I locate it
Call the lost and found. GIYF for contact info.

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #834 on: March 06, 2017, 03:04:35 PM »
booked for a 24hr stop in BCN - approximately midnight to midnight and will have a few suitcases that will not be checked through.
Looking for suggestions for revenue hotel - specifically is it better/easier to use an airport hotel and checkout early in the am and leave suitcases at front desk or to book something near Chabad/kosher food?
It doesn't look like there are any very convenient hotels right at the airport so I am wondering if it isn't just an extra waste of time to bother with and airport hotel.

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #835 on: March 09, 2017, 11:48:10 AM »
Can anyone recommend a nice hotel for one night in Barcelona? It  would probably make sense to be in the Las Ramblas Area near Maccabi Restaurant. Le Meridian looks like a good option but doesn't look like its worth the 20K Points. What other point hotels are near there? Is there a nice boutique hotel that reasonably priced?

Also, what would be the best way to make the most out of just one full day?
My wife and I did a gocar tour. Highly recommend u look them up. It's these mini cars that drive on the street. They cover all the main spots and it's gps guided so no tour guide which means u can get out and walk around as u wish.

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #836 on: March 10, 2017, 01:40:26 AM »
booked for a 24hr stop in BCN - approximately midnight to midnight and will have a few suitcases that will not be checked through.
Looking for suggestions for revenue hotel - specifically is it better/easier to use an airport hotel and checkout early in the am and leave suitcases at front desk or to book something near Chabad/kosher food?
It doesn't look like there are any very convenient hotels right at the airport so I am wondering if it isn't just an extra waste of time to bother with and airport hotel.
you can rent a lot clear at the airport and this way you can be done worrying about your suitcases all day.

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #837 on: March 10, 2017, 06:59:58 AM »
A "lot clear" ?  What is that?

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #838 on: March 10, 2017, 07:18:09 AM »
A "lot clear" ?  What is that?
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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #839 on: March 16, 2017, 05:26:19 PM »
Anyone ever been to mallorca and have any experience there?