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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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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
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 #870 on: April 11, 2017, 03:19:44 PM »
You stayed in Toledo overnight? You went to Toledo for something other than the Shuls?

No Madrid overnight. I went to see the city, didn't see shulls. Happy to have seen yehuda halevis city

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #871 on: May 16, 2017, 04:11:25 PM »
Anyone have any info on the "community" in Mallorca?

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #872 on: May 17, 2017, 01:43:19 AM »
Anyone have any info on the "community" in Mallorca?

Was just there, I didn't really look too hard into the community, but I don't know of anything active

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #873 on: May 17, 2017, 06:25:13 AM »
Anyone have any info on the "community" in Mallorca?

Yes I do. I posted a few pages back. What would you like to know?

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #874 on: May 17, 2017, 07:43:14 AM »
Yes I do. I posted a few pages back. What would you like to know?

Is there a regular Shabbos morning minyan in August?

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #875 on: May 17, 2017, 09:26:11 AM »
Is there a regular Shabbos morning minyan in August?

There is Friday evening service every week at 7.30pm but as I understand it they only run morning services irregularly. Your best bet would be to go on Friday evening and enquire or else contact the head of the community directly. I have contact details albeit they are a few years old so the running may have changed hands.

Their website seems to have been down for a few years too.

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #876 on: June 08, 2017, 09:27:23 PM »
Does anyone know if there are any restrictions on bringing food into Spain, such as on dairy or meats?

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #877 on: June 08, 2017, 09:34:56 PM »
Does anyone know if there are any restrictions on bringing food into Spain, such as on dairy or meats?
Officially its the same as any other EU country. You can probably bring in as much as you want.

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #878 on: June 08, 2017, 11:10:41 PM »
What are the rules in EU countries? Are you saying that that there are no restrictions?

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #879 on: June 08, 2017, 11:17:29 PM »
What are the rules in EU countries? Are you saying that that there are no restrictions?
GIYF. I'm saying there are restrictions buy they're not more than the US.

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #880 on: June 09, 2017, 12:03:27 AM »
What are the rules in EU countries? Are you saying that that there are no restrictions?
officially no meat and no dairy products from non-EU countries

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #881 on: July 06, 2017, 12:07:25 AM »
Have a choice between 3 ,6 and 12 hour daytime stopover in madrid.  How long will it take us to get from airport into town and how long of a stopover should we take to visit the city and not have to rush?  What do you suggest we do in such a short stop?

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #882 on: July 06, 2017, 01:24:59 AM »
Have a choice between 3 ,6 and 12 hour daytime stopover in madrid.  How long will it take us to get from airport into town and how long of a stopover should we take to visit the city and not have to rush?  What do you suggest we do in such a short stop?

The kings palace is nice in Madrid as is the retiro park. You can take out a boat on the water there.
I remember when a coke was a nickel, and you could buy VRs in OD.

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #883 on: July 06, 2017, 03:02:25 AM »
Have a choice between 3 ,6 and 12 hour daytime stopover in madrid.  How long will it take us to get from airport into town and how long of a stopover should we take to visit the city and not have to rush?  What do you suggest we do in such a short stop?
If you take the 12 hour layover you'll have plenty of time to go to Retiro Park and walk around the city.

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #884 on: July 06, 2017, 04:57:31 AM »
Have a choice between 3 ,6 and 12 hour daytime stopover in madrid.  How long will it take us to get from airport into town and how long of a stopover should we take to visit the city and not have to rush?  What do you suggest we do in such a short stop?

See:
http://wikitravel.org/en/Madrid
https://en.wikivoyage.org/wiki/Madrid