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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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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:
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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
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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 #555 on: February 23, 2015, 07:14:16 PM »
Correct. I just decided to stay at the AC Santo Mauro after all.
Glad you made the decision :)

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #556 on: February 23, 2015, 07:19:31 PM »
If I'm flying into Madrid as my first Europe destination (with Munich layover), whats the best/least costly way to get Euros to start my trip? Are there airport ATMs?

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #557 on: February 23, 2015, 07:28:19 PM »
If I'm flying into Madrid as my first Europe destination (with Munich layover), whats the best/least costly way to get Euros to start my trip? Are there airport ATMs?
Use a bank that has no/low exchange fee and no ATM fees. It's an airport, of course they have ATMs.

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #558 on: February 23, 2015, 07:35:34 PM »
Has anyone stayed at the Westin Palace Madrid? I reserved a room with SPG points for next month
yes, loved it. upgraded to a nice big suite too

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #559 on: February 23, 2015, 07:45:35 PM »
Has anyone stayed at the Westin Palace Madrid? I reserved a room with SPG points for next month

Yes, many years ago.  Great location.

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #560 on: February 24, 2015, 03:39:15 PM »
Barcelona: Does anyone know if Chabad or  Comunidad Israelita de Barcelona has a daily Minyan for shachris?

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #561 on: February 24, 2015, 03:43:38 PM »
Chabad does

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #562 on: February 24, 2015, 03:53:04 PM »
Barcelona: Does anyone know if Chabad or Comunidad Israelita de Barcelona has a daily Minyan for shachris?
They pulled one together after about 1/2 hour wait with no Minyan and only because a few Israeli tourists showed up. Did not even attempt to go out of my way to get there for the rest of my stay.

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #563 on: February 24, 2015, 03:56:40 PM »
They pulled one together after about 1/2 hour wait with no Minyan and only because a few Israeli tourists showed up. Did not even attempt to go out of my way to get there for the rest of my stay.
And that was during peak tourist season.

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #564 on: March 01, 2015, 07:51:03 AM »
So where do I go for Shachris, Comunidad Israelita de Barcelona or Chabad?

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #565 on: March 01, 2015, 10:38:00 AM »
So where do I go for Shachris, Comunidad Israelita de Barcelona or Chabad?
Just for reading this thread it seems like the former, but I haven't been yet.

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #566 on: March 02, 2015, 07:37:56 AM »
After reading through the read seems like most people recommend staying on la rambla in barcelona. I've noticed there are decent hotel options around catolinia square/plaza (about 8 min from la rambla) and everyone in the reviews says its a great location. What do you people think of that location??

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #567 on: March 02, 2015, 10:50:03 AM »
After reading through the read seems like most people recommend staying on la rambla in barcelona. I've noticed there are decent hotel options around catolinia square/plaza (about 8 min from la rambla) and everyone in the reviews says its a great location. What do you people think of that location??
I haven't been yet, but I got an airbnb place in Las Ramblas near Maccabi Resaurant and Plaša Catalunya. This makes getting food and to/from the airport easy.

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #568 on: March 02, 2015, 02:27:32 PM »
When you going? where you staying? maybe ill just do the same

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #569 on: March 02, 2015, 02:29:43 PM »
When you going? where you staying? maybe ill just do the same
June/July. I'll be staying at a place with airbnb. You can find a place that suits your budget.