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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
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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/
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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 #840 on: March 17, 2017, 07:37:27 AM »
Anyone ever been to mallorca and have any experience there?

Went for many many years to a holiday home. Small selection of kosher frozen meat and dry goods available from the shul. Otherwise you're on fresh fish, fruit and veg.

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #841 on: March 17, 2017, 07:47:35 AM »
Went for many many years to a holiday home. Small selection of kosher frozen meat and dry goods available from the shul. Otherwise you're on fresh fish, fruit and veg.

Oh I didn't even think about looking up if there's a shul there.
What attractions do you recommend?

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« Reply #842 on: March 17, 2017, 08:28:30 AM »
Oh I didn't even think about looking up if there's a shul there.
What attractions do you recommend?

There is a tiny community. Services every Friday 7.30pm and irregularly Shabbat morning. No rabbi anymore. They have a few Chabad kids over from Barcelona from time to time.

http://www.cjibalears.org/

I probably still have contact details of the guy in charge who will open up the shul for food but nothing chalav yisrael, pat palter if you require that. There are one or two Jewish sites of interest in Palma but they are covert i.e. a church built on the site of an old pre-Inquisition shul. No cemeteries or anything like that.

In terms of generally, it's a beautiful island with stunning scenery, beaches etc.

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #843 on: March 17, 2017, 08:35:53 AM »
Broken link for that website.

Any idea where the Shul is?

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« Reply #844 on: March 17, 2017, 08:36:34 AM »
There is a tiny community. Services every Friday 7.30pm and irregularly Shabbat morning. No rabbi anymore. They have a few Chabad kids over from Barcelona from time to time.

http://www.cjibalears.org/

I probably still have contact details of the guy in charge who will open up the shul for food but nothing chalav yisrael, pat palter if you require that. There are one or two Jewish sites of interest in Palma but they are covert i.e. a church built on the site of an old pre-Inquisition shul. No cemeteries or anything like that.

In terms of generally, it's a beautiful island with stunning scenery, beaches etc.

Were going at the end of April from Sunday to wendsday so we probably won't need the shul. The plan is to bring food as much as we can.

Any must see things on the island?

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #845 on: March 17, 2017, 08:44:55 AM »
Broken link for that website.

Any idea where the Shul is?

Wow nice place. Great value c+p 10k plus 115 when the rates per night are 450 or 20k straight points.


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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #846 on: March 17, 2017, 10:11:11 AM »
Broken link for that website.

Any idea where the Shul is?

Shul is on Carrer de Monsenyor Palmer

https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@39.5698056,2.6339059,3a,75y,250.56h,76.76t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1s0AQid7CP0eTr7-jFkTw4yw!2e0!7i13312!8i6656!6m1!1e1

About halfway up on the left handside. Set back from the road, doors have a couple of Magen Davids on. You can't really make it out on Google Streetview but its just before Molly Malone bar. Behind where the barrier is with the red car. Next to Chinese massage place.

Interesting kehilla - many are/were descendants on the conversos so don't count in the minyan (shul is run under MO lines). Rest are ex-pats, native Spaniards, few Israeli's etc.

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #847 on: March 17, 2017, 10:14:45 AM »
Were going at the end of April from Sunday to wendsday so we probably won't need the shul. The plan is to bring food as much as we can.

Any must see things on the island?

Well worth exploring Palma city centre - beautiful cobbled steps, alleyways etc. Best avoid the likes of Palma Nova and Magaluf unless you want to see British teenagers at their worst excesses.

Where are you staying? We used to be in Illetas which is about 20 min drive south-west of Palma.

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Spain Master Thread
« Reply #848 on: March 17, 2017, 10:22:05 AM »
Well worth exploring Palma city centre - beautiful cobbled steps, alleyways etc. Best avoid the likes of Palma Nova and Magaluf unless you want to see British teenagers at their worst excesses.

Where are you staying? We used to be in Illetas which is about 20 min drive south-west of Palma.

Got it ok.
Were staying at the St regis ( about 15 minutes away from the airport)

Next to son caliu

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« Reply #849 on: March 17, 2017, 10:25:42 AM »
Got it ok.
Were staying at the St regis ( about 15 minutes away from the airport)

Next to son caliu

Looks like not far from where I used to be. Worth going to Puerto Portals in the evening to see the large boats, international crowd etc. There's also a Haagen Dazs cafe there (think HD is OU?)

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #850 on: March 17, 2017, 10:28:23 AM »
Looks like not far from where I used to be. Worth going to Puerto Portals in the evening to see the large boats, international crowd etc. There's also a Haagen Dazs cafe there (think HD is OU?)

HD is ou idk about the location. Closed packages are definitely good to my knowledge.
Do you recommend any hikes or drives?
Do you  think I should rent a car?
Any special requirements for renting besides a us ID and drivers license?

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #851 on: March 17, 2017, 10:33:04 AM »
HD is ou idk about the location. Closed packages are definitely good to my knowledge.
Do you recommend any hikes or drives?
Do you  think I should rent a car?
Any special requirements for renting besides a us ID and drivers license?

AFAIK no special requirements beside ID/passport and licence but I used to rent on a UK licence/ID. Renting car is probably a good idea - very hot and island is bigger than initially appears. Plus bus service slow and irregular.

Drive up into the mountains, Valldemosa, Port D'Antratx. Not sure about hikes.

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #852 on: March 17, 2017, 10:34:13 AM »
AFAIK no special requirements beside ID/passport and licence but I used to rent on a UK licence/ID. Renting car is probably a good idea - very hot and island is bigger than initially appears. Plus bus service slow and irregular.

Drive up into the mountains, Valldemosa, Port D'Antratx. Not sure about hikes.

Awesome thanks so much for the help.
Signing off for shabbos.

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« Reply #853 on: March 17, 2017, 10:58:03 AM »
Awesome thanks so much for the help.
Signing off for shabbos.

Ditto. Have a great trip.

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« Reply #854 on: March 22, 2017, 01:14:17 PM »
20 hours in madrid, have 1 stopover the way to israel, get there 12pm, leave 8am booked ihg holiday in allcala what would you suggest I do by day? the way back I arrive 8pm and leave 3:25pm so i'd have an early morning.

can i just uber around there or rent ?