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Barcelona
Links to Trip Reports: @Yehuda, Yehoshua
Kosher Restaurants: http://www.restaurantmacabi.com   https://shaqshuq.com/
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/ 
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 is closed one day a week (Tuesdays?). @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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Other Tips: Jewish Community of Gibraltar, http://www.jewishgibraltar.com
 
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 #990 on: May 30, 2018, 05:18:25 PM »
Airbus to placa catalunya no problem. Stayed in acta atrium hotel $100 a night. Small room but incredible service.

Macabbi was OK, it's like a blast in the past so that's nice. Great wine options!! 26 Euro for habib (not Mevushal!!)

Got Andalusian bread which was OK, it's bread with tomato's and I think anchovies?

Meat kebab was nice as were the potato wedges fries.

Grilled salmon was not Good. Who grills salmon skin off?!? Veggies it came with were meh. $90 bill was OK when you count the wine, but if you factor the wine being so cheap blah.

Rambla was nice but lousy tourist trap

On day 2 I took the city tour bus. Very nice. Wanted to do both routes but only got to do one.

Barcelona is stunning by day and by night.

Took the train to marca falsat to elvi wines..time of my life!! Today I visited Capcanes in monsat, incredible.

So rather than macabbi x2 I went to shaq shuq. It's weird because I could have sworn I saw shaq shuq sign on Rambla?!? That was Monday but it's all the way in the other way?!?

So I suppose I should have ordered staple items but I got grilled lamb, pretty good, comes with roasted veggies which are just peppers, misleading I thought. Got baked potato which were baked potato slices, OK but oil galore ugh and house bread was not fresh seemingly challa brought.

Nu Nu I had an incredible time Bh. Off to Israel now!

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #991 on: June 05, 2018, 06:36:40 PM »
Airbus to placa catalunya no problem. Stayed in acta atrium hotel $100 a night. Small room but incredible service.

Macabbi was OK, it's like a blast in the past so that's nice. Great wine options!! 26 Euro for habib (not Mevushal!!)

Got Andalusian bread which was OK, it's bread with tomato's and I think anchovies?

Meat kebab was nice as were the potato wedges fries.

Grilled salmon was not Good. Who grills salmon skin off?!? Veggies it came with were meh. $90 bill was OK when you count the wine, but if you factor the wine being so cheap blah.

Rambla was nice but lousy tourist trap

On day 2 I took the city tour bus. Very nice. Wanted to do both routes but only got to do one.

Barcelona is stunning by day and by night.

Took the train to marca falsat to elvi wines..time of my life!! Today I visited Capcanes in monsat, incredible.

So rather than macabbi x2 I went to shaq shuq. It's weird because I could have sworn I saw shaq shuq sign on Rambla?!? That was Monday but it's all the way in the other way?!?

So I suppose I should have ordered staple items but I got grilled lamb, pretty good, comes with roasted veggies which are just peppers, misleading I thought. Got baked potato which were baked potato slices, OK but oil galore ugh and house bread was not fresh seemingly challa brought.

Nu Nu I had an incredible time Bh. Off to Israel now!
Nice Food Review..... Did you see any sites... any photos? where did you stay??
-DMC
"Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it ~Ferris Bueller"

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #992 on: June 05, 2018, 06:40:45 PM »
Planning a trip to Barcelona
and I could use some help



1. In 1 day What would you recommend?
I would Love to do
Jewish tour with Urban Cultours.
Segway Tour (Which I'm guessing should cover most sites)
Gaudi's colorful Parc Guell as well as La Pedera, a/k/a Casa Mila. The latter was very interesting, I recommend you take the audio tour which starts with an elevator ride to the roof, one of the main attractions, and then walks you down. We enjoyed walking around Barcelona, not so much La Rambla, which is a bit too Times Square touristy, but rather the Passieg de Garcia and nearby streets. We stayed at the Le Meridien right off La Rambla, which was very nice, and we ate at the nearby Restaurant Maccabi, an excellent restaurant with great food, and also took out from Shaq Shuq a few blocks away.       


2. How Far is city center to Airport and Security and custom times? I have a 6:30 flight
is leaving at 4:30 safe?


3. Hotel Any recommendations from experience? Must have a pool

4. Should I opt for Athens over Barcelona?
it was extremely humid
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-DMC
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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #993 on: June 05, 2018, 06:42:07 PM »
Planning a trip to Barcelona
and I could use some help



1. In 1 day What would you recommend?
I would Love to do
Jewish Tour
Segway Tour (Which I'm guessing should cover most sites)


2. How Far is city center to Airport and Security and custom times? I have a 6:30 flight
is leaving at 4:30 safe?


3. Hotel Any recommendations from experience? Must have a pool
i heard great things about the W

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #994 on: June 05, 2018, 07:56:18 PM »
Someone recently wrote a TR and stayed at a hotel with a pool. Might have been the W, not sure.

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #995 on: June 05, 2018, 10:30:42 PM »
Someone recently wrote a TR and stayed at a hotel with a pool. Might have been the W, not sure.
Twas I. Stayed at the Renaissance Barcelona Fira. It had a great rooftop pool, but was probably a bit far out for most.
TR link: click me!

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Kosher in Ibiza
« Reply #996 on: June 12, 2018, 12:58:22 PM »
Hi there

Was wondering if anyone had experience with kosher and or shabbos there.

Looking for advice if I should extend my trip and stay in ibiza for shabbos or fly to somewhere close by (barcelona, madrid, etc) and wrap up the trip there before heading back to ny.

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Re: Kosher in Ibiza
« Reply #997 on: June 12, 2018, 06:16:18 PM »
Hi there

Was wondering if anyone had experience with kosher and or shabbos there.

Looking for advice if I should extend my trip and stay in ibiza for shabbos or fly to somewhere close by (barcelona, madrid, etc) and wrap up the trip there before heading back to ny.

Plenty of kosher in barcelona, less so in madrid

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #998 on: June 12, 2018, 06:34:00 PM »
Thanks for the reply

Anything in Ibiza?

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #999 on: June 12, 2018, 07:52:10 PM »
Thanks for the reply

Anything in Ibiza?
No restaurants

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #1000 on: June 14, 2018, 03:02:01 PM »
I'll be taking a train from Valencia to Cordoba/Seville (arriving mid-day) and flying out of Seville (afternoon the next day).

I need some advice as to where to sleep, Cordoba or Seville. Which city has more to see? Which is nicer to walk around in the evening?

Or maybe, I should just choose one of them?

Thanks

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #1001 on: June 14, 2018, 06:37:24 PM »
I'll be taking a train from Valencia to Cordoba/Seville (arriving mid-day) and flying out of Seville (afternoon the next day).

I need some advice as to where to sleep, Cordoba or Seville. Which city has more to see? Which is nicer to walk around in the evening?

Or maybe, I should just choose one of them?

Thanks

I did Cordoba, Grenada then BCN amazing cities.