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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 #960 on: March 15, 2018, 10:20:44 PM »
Granada is beautiful.

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« Reply #961 on: March 15, 2018, 10:22:06 PM »
Granada is beautiful.

Yup, great place!

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #962 on: March 16, 2018, 10:32:34 AM »
Toledo was stunning and spent just a few hours there. I'll try to fit in Grenada. How's Valencia?

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #963 on: March 16, 2018, 10:39:58 AM »
Granada is stunning but out of the way, instead of 45 minutes from Cordova to Seville, it's 2.5 hours Cordova to Granada than 2.5 hours to Seville. Is it worth It?

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« Reply #964 on: March 16, 2018, 11:01:13 AM »
Flew there from Madrid for 4.5k avios and from there another 4.5k avios to Barcelona. Great place to visit.

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #965 on: March 18, 2018, 03:25:36 PM »
I can fly from BCN to granada, bus to cordoba, bus to seville.

Question, is Malaga worth the visit ?

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #966 on: March 18, 2018, 04:40:50 PM »
Haven't been there yet, but based on my trip planning and reading here and elsewhere, I would skip Cordoba; and I think that Malaga is more of a summer beach destination but perhaps with a kosher restaurant in season? 

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #967 on: March 18, 2018, 07:38:54 PM »
Everyone tells me Cordova is beautiful

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #968 on: March 18, 2018, 09:29:19 PM »
Everyone tells me Cordova is beautiful

I did Madrid, Teledo, cordova for 1 day, Granada, BCN all beautiful.

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« Reply #969 on: March 20, 2018, 08:25:07 PM »
Granada is beautiful.
ual902 and Yaalili: Where did you stay in Granada? What did you do for kosher food? Did you take a guided tour of the Alhambra or do it on your own?

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« Reply #970 on: March 20, 2018, 08:29:50 PM »
ual902 and Yaalili: Where did you stay in Granada? What did you do for kosher food? Did you take a guided tour of the Alhambra or do it on your own?

Did the Alhambra without any official tour guide. There are lots of sign with information and other tour groups that are walking/chatting nearby. Stayed at an Airbnb 10 minute walk from Alhambra.

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #971 on: March 20, 2018, 08:33:01 PM »
Stayed at this place - https://www.booking.com/hotel/es/paseo-de-los-tristes.html

Host was very friendly and spoke English well. She had an office in downtown, where she was happy to store my luggage in the morning till the apartment was ready. She had someone drive it over later in the afternoon and met me there with the keys.

Great location and affordable. I would recommend it.

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« Reply #972 on: March 20, 2018, 10:24:00 PM »
ual902 and Yaalili: Where did you stay in Granada? What did you do for kosher food? Did you take a guided tour of the Alhambra or do it on your own?

Stayed 1 night in a hostel, did do alhambra no tour.

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #973 on: May 04, 2018, 11:56:10 AM »
Is shul in Mallorca still functional? Website does not seem to work.

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #974 on: May 06, 2018, 02:28:38 AM »
Is shul in Mallorca still functional? Website does not seem to work.
I think they have on weekends, not sure about during the week