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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 #810 on: November 16, 2016, 12:11:29 PM »
Any Jewish cemeteries in Madrid? old historical remnants of Jewish life here- the expulsion - auto de fe etc etc?
Not as far as I know and I've been there numerous times.

The closest is Toledo. Some old shuls.

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #811 on: November 16, 2016, 12:12:46 PM »
Thanks. Will definitely read it! Any nice points options for hotels though?

The Westin Palace

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #812 on: December 03, 2016, 07:39:51 PM »

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #813 on: January 02, 2017, 09:50:04 PM »
I'm flying to BCN in August for a week on the $400 tickets. Looking to possibly jump to Ibiza, Croatia, or some other nearby destination. Any suggestions?
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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #814 on: January 02, 2017, 09:51:29 PM »
I'm flying to BCN in August for a week on the $400 tickets. Looking to possibly jump to Ibiza, Croatia, or some other nearby destination. Any suggestions?
That all depends on where you want to go, but unless you're thinking of somewhere in Spain this is the wrong thread.

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #815 on: January 02, 2017, 09:55:10 PM »
Well I figured due to the fact that I'm going to Spain I'd post here and if someone had a suggestion outside of Spain I'd post in another thread. I honestly am just looking to hear what others have done aside form just BCN as I know nothing of that area
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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #816 on: January 02, 2017, 10:01:29 PM »
Well I figured due to the fact that I'm going to Spain I'd post here and if someone had a suggestion outside of Spain I'd post in another thread. I honestly am just looking to hear what others have done aside form just BCN as I know nothing of that area
spain has many beautiful towns. we did bcn, mad, grenada, some other small ones and Gibraltar in 8 day trip
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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #817 on: January 02, 2017, 10:04:08 PM »
Is there anywhere in off the coast that has over water villas? I guess I'm really looking for something on the water, which is why I chose BCN over Madrid
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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #818 on: January 02, 2017, 10:05:45 PM »
Is there anywhere in off the coast that has over water villas? I guess I'm really looking for something on the water, which is why I chose BCN over Madrid
bcn is beautiful but it sure aint bob or mle if that's what youre looking for
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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #819 on: January 02, 2017, 10:08:03 PM »
there actually is a beautiful island off the shore maybe that would work for you check these out
https://www.tripadvisor.com/TravelersChoice-Islands-cTop-g187427
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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #820 on: January 02, 2017, 10:47:14 PM »
bcn is beautiful but it sure aint bob or mle if that's what youre looking for
I'll get out there one day...

Ill make the most of BCN for now
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Re: Spain And Gibraltar Master Thread
« Reply #821 on: January 13, 2017, 07:30:36 AM »
Does anyone know about kosher food in Mallorca.  It seems that there is a shul and on the website it lists some kosher options....

Anyone have the answer to this?

I used to go regularly to Mallorca as we had a holiday home there. The shul is on the outskirts of Palma. Kosher provisions essentially consist of a freezer with some chicken/burgers/sausages/frozen mini challot and a cupboard with wine/grape juice to purchase. My last trip was about 4 years ago though. Anything else will need to be brought in by suitcase. Supermarkets are plentiful with inexpensive salmon/tuna/fruit/veg though.

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #822 on: January 22, 2017, 02:24:43 PM »
What are some of the nicest hotels in BCN?

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #823 on: January 22, 2017, 02:44:00 PM »
What are some of the nicest hotels in BCN?
I'm planning a trip there right now actually, and from what I've seen, the W seems to be a nice option
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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #824 on: January 22, 2017, 02:52:32 PM »
We stayed in the W and had an awesome experience. The hotel is a few minutes away from the center of town and Macabi, but it's on the beach and a scene by itself.