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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 #735 on: March 21, 2016, 01:02:57 PM »
can anyone recommend a good (affordable) jewish tour in toledo?
 and are there any jewish tours of MAD and BCN that are worth taking? thanks!

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #736 on: March 21, 2016, 01:06:07 PM »
can anyone recommend a good (affordable) jewish tour in toledo?
 and are there any jewish tours of MAD and BCN that are worth taking? thanks!
I believe Toledo only has one tour. I didn't take any Jewish tours in MAD or BCN either, though the free tour we took in BCN was quite good. See my TR for details.

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #737 on: March 21, 2016, 01:10:59 PM »
ok i will check it out. thanks!

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #738 on: March 21, 2016, 01:17:15 PM »
I believe Toledo only has one tour. I didn't take any Jewish tours in MAD or BCN either, though the free tour we took in BCN was quite good. See my TR for details.
the walking tour u are referring to in BCN, is that a jewish tour?

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #739 on: March 21, 2016, 01:35:44 PM »
the walking tour u are referring to in BCN, is that a jewish tour?
No, but it does mention the Jews a bit, and the role they played in BCN's history.

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #740 on: March 21, 2016, 01:40:01 PM »
No, but it does mention the Jews a bit, and the role they played in BCN's history.
thanks for that. also how do i book the toledo tour? and how much do u think it will cost my wife and i?

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #741 on: March 21, 2016, 07:13:57 PM »
Anyone went With Tour Plus to Spain for Pesach?

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #742 on: March 22, 2016, 08:19:14 AM »
Anyone ever stay in the Hilton diagonal in BCN?

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #743 on: March 22, 2016, 09:02:54 AM »
Anyone ever stay in the Hilton diagonal in BCN?
No, but I looked into it and still decided Airbnb was the better option.

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #744 on: March 22, 2016, 09:21:29 AM »
Do u think the Hilton is too far from la rambles/downtown or the main attractions in bcn?

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« Reply #745 on: March 22, 2016, 09:36:52 AM »
Do u think the Hilton is too far from la rambles/downtown or the main attractions in bcn?
The Four Points was, not sure where the Hilton was exactly.

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #746 on: April 07, 2016, 11:58:55 PM »
IINM @yehuda stayed near Diagonal and said it was out of the way.  Everyone says the place to be is Ramblas. We have booked AirBnB there for August.



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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #747 on: April 08, 2016, 11:52:40 AM »
Le Meridian has an amazing location. SPG

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #748 on: April 08, 2016, 11:55:49 AM »
IINM @yehuda stayed near Diagonal and said it was out of the way.  Everyone says the place to be is Ramblas. We have booked AirBnB there for August.



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Diagonal is a long street. The Four Points is out of the way, but other parts of the street aren't as much. Obviously Las Ramblas is the most centrally located area. I also booked an AirBnB when we were there last July.

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #749 on: April 10, 2016, 08:23:34 AM »
Just got back from our trip. The Hilton diagonal indeed was far from everything but the metro system in bcn is great so we were fine