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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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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/
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Other Tips: Jewish Community of Gibraltar, http://www.jewishgibraltar.com

Mallorca
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Kosher Restaurants: Their is not - one restaurant serve felafel it's own by an israeli but no hechsher
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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 #525 on: February 21, 2015, 10:59:20 PM »
It's just a really beautiful place. Former dukes palace. We were upgraded to a junior suite which was very nice. It's a 15 min walk to the Shul and on Shabbos the staff was extremely accommodating and helpful.

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #526 on: February 21, 2015, 11:06:14 PM »
It's just a really beautiful place. Former dukes palace. We were upgraded to a junior suite which was very nice. It's a 15 min walk to the Shul and on Shabbos the staff was extremely accommodating and helpful.
We won't be there for shabbos, so that's a non issue. For us it's about ease of access the airport. How easy is it from that hotel?

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #527 on: February 21, 2015, 11:16:27 PM »
AC hotels can be booked with Marriott points. Get on that, Yehoshua!

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #528 on: February 21, 2015, 11:18:31 PM »
All the taxis have a flat rate from the airport to the city. Was pretty painless IIRC

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #529 on: February 21, 2015, 11:18:55 PM »
AC hotels can be booked with Marriott points. Get on that, Yehoshua!
I have AC Atocha booked already with Marriott points, thinking of changing to Palacio de Retiro instead.

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #530 on: February 21, 2015, 11:25:37 PM »
I have AC Atocha booked already with Marriott points, thinking of changing to Palacio de Retiro instead.
Atocha isn't really near anything that we did. Being near the palace would be nice for that activity. Can't remember offhand if the other stuff is near that area.

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #531 on: February 22, 2015, 12:20:11 AM »
Atocha isn't really near anything that we did. Being near the palace would be nice for that activity. Can't remember offhand if the other stuff is near that area.
The only benefit of being near there is its easy to get to the airport. Is that other AC near the palace?

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #532 on: February 22, 2015, 01:09:23 PM »
Anyone do the gocar tours in Barcelona? Which did you do, which do you recommend?

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« Reply #533 on: February 22, 2015, 03:07:48 PM »
The only benefit of being near there is its easy to get to the airport. Is that other AC near the palace?
Ah, I'm not sure. Gmaps it. I would imagine so if it's named liked that.
Anyone do the gocar tours in Barcelona? Which did you do, which do you recommend?
Someone in this thread definitely talked about GoCars at some point. Search. I'm not sure if it was in BCN and I also think it might have been regarding renting one, not a tour. But might as well look for it.

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« Reply #534 on: February 22, 2015, 06:51:16 PM »
Someone in this thread definitely talked about GoCars at some point. Search. I'm not sure if it was in BCN and I also think it might have been regarding renting one, not a tour. But might as well look for it.
Thanks. I was just looking to rent one, not for a whole tour. I thought I saw it somewhere. Turns out it was in Barcelona.

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #535 on: February 22, 2015, 06:54:54 PM »
Anyone here being in Barcelona next week?

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #536 on: February 22, 2015, 07:20:07 PM »
Anyone here being in Barcelona next week?
I'll be there a little later than that.

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #537 on: February 23, 2015, 02:53:05 PM »
It's just a really beautiful place. Former dukes palace. We were upgraded to a junior suite which was very nice. It's a 15 min walk to the Shul and on Shabbos the staff was extremely accommodating and helpful.
Not that you stayed anywhere else, but do you think it was worth 35k points/night? Now I'm at the AC Atocha for 20k.

 In terms of getting to/from the airport, I'd prefer to take the metro/renfe and not shell out for a taxi even though it has a fixed price.

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« Reply #538 on: February 23, 2015, 02:56:26 PM »
Well I guess that goes for any luxury hotel; if it's worth the points or not. Marriott points also aren't worth too much so I felt it was worth it. But if you don't need to be near the Shul tgen I'm sure the other AC will suffice.

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #539 on: February 23, 2015, 02:59:11 PM »
Well I guess that goes for any luxury hotel; if it's worth the points or not. Marriott points also aren't worth too much so I felt it was worth it. But if you don't need to be near the Shul tgen I'm sure the other AC will suffice.
Is the restaurant near the hotel/shul?