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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 #420 on: December 28, 2014, 02:22:28 AM »
Would probably be difficult to pickpocket in that case,   but what's with your phone and camera, are you just traveling with your wallet?
My phone is in the same pocket as my wallet (it's very thin). My camera is in a case in my hand with the wrist strap around my wrist. Does that seem safe?

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #421 on: December 28, 2014, 02:31:21 AM »
My phone is in the same pocket as my wallet (it's very thin). My camera is in a case in my hand with the wrist strap around my wrist. Does that seem safe?
My father was once in a Taxi in Sao Paulo, my father kept his hands out the window, the drive yelled, pull your hand in!  Thugs can chop your hands off in order to steal your watch.

So, you never know how well trained and talented these pickpocketers can be, some can outright Violently Rob you, which I almost experienced while strolling in the side streets off La Rambla in the night hours.

Not trying to scare you, just warning to be vigilant.

Barcelona is not dangerous, but be aware, Barcelona has the most Talented Pickpocketers walking the same streets as you are and know how to ID a tourist
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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #422 on: December 28, 2014, 02:34:28 AM »
My father was once in a Taxi in Sao Paulo, my father kept his hands out the window, the drive yelled, pull your hand in!  Thugs can chop your hands off in order to steal your watch.

So, you never know how well trained these pickpocketers can be, some can outright Violently Rob you, which I almost experienced while strolling in the side streets off La Rambla in the night hours.

Not trying to scare you, just warning to be vigilant.

Barcelona is not dangerous, but be aware, Barcelona has the most Talented Pickpocketers walking the same streets as you are and know how to ID a tourist
Thanks for the tips. FWIW I have been told many times that I don't look like a tourist, at least an American tourist, in Europe. Maybe because I'm fluent in Spanish and don't act/dress like a typical tourist, idk. Either way thanks for the pointers.

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #423 on: December 28, 2014, 08:28:29 AM »
I kept all my belongings in Pickpocket proof pockets and bags fun Pacsafe.com,
appreciate the yiddish

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #424 on: December 28, 2014, 08:32:08 AM »


appreciate the yiddish

That's a typo.

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #425 on: December 29, 2014, 11:27:30 PM »
whats the shabbos situation in madrid? Does the chabad offer meals? Is there a minyan?
Thanks

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #426 on: December 29, 2014, 11:32:08 PM »
whats the shabbos situation in madrid? Does the chabad offer meals? Is there a minyan?
Thanks
The non-Chabad Shul had a decent Minyan during the week, so I imagine they get a Minyan on Shabbos.

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #427 on: December 30, 2014, 10:27:34 PM »
So is there a consensus as to the kashrus of the restaurant in Madrid? Is there someone knowledgable who can be asked?

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #428 on: December 30, 2014, 10:43:01 PM »
So is there a consensus as to the kashrus of the restaurant in Madrid? Is there someone knowledgable who can be asked?
That's been the question here for a long time... :(

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #429 on: December 31, 2014, 07:44:08 AM »
So is there a consensus as to the kashrus of the restaurant in Madrid? Is there someone knowledgable who can be asked?
no consensus. the local chabad holds its no good, the supervising agency holds it is good

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #430 on: December 31, 2014, 09:40:09 AM »
well hows the food?

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #431 on: January 04, 2015, 04:04:37 PM »

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #432 on: January 04, 2015, 08:31:46 PM »
anyone know a good tour of cordoba?

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #433 on: January 06, 2015, 10:02:53 AM »
its interesting that the chabad of Barcelona posts the Kosher list under the chief rabbi of Madrid which includes the kosher restaurant in Madrid...

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #434 on: January 06, 2015, 10:27:43 AM »
its interesting that the chabad of Barcelona posts the Kosher list under the chief rabbi of Madrid which includes the kosher restaurant in Madrid...
Very curious. Did you ask the chabad rabbi in Barcelona about that?