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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/
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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 #900 on: August 01, 2017, 09:59:39 AM »
Lol true. And I'm CY, do can't even have Nutella
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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #901 on: August 01, 2017, 10:15:14 AM »
Good job reading  ;D
Of course, how else should  I plan my trip?
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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #902 on: August 29, 2017, 10:33:01 AM »
Anyone been to the Park Hyatt Mallorca?

And any recommended itin for a week in Spain?
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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #903 on: August 29, 2017, 12:11:05 PM »
Anyone been to the Park Hyatt Mallorca?

And any recommended itin for a week in Spain?
We had a lovely time in Spain for almost a week, but didn't go to Mallorca. See my TR here.

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« Reply #904 on: August 29, 2017, 12:43:28 PM »
Anyone been to the Park Hyatt Mallorca?

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« Reply #906 on: August 29, 2017, 03:55:47 PM »
Anyone been to the Park Hyatt Mallorca?

And any recommended itin for a week in Spain?
TR here. Went to MAD, BCN, SVQ and Gibraltar for Shabbos.

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #907 on: August 31, 2017, 03:55:53 PM »
1.  I am trying to find out how to arrange in advance to be hosted for Shabbos meals in Gibraltar. I emailed the Gibraltar Jewish Community website but have not heard back yet. I wonder if any other DDF posters were hosted and can share information.   

2. I see that kosher meals are listed as available on trains in Spain. I wonder it is really available and, if so, are they good? 
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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #908 on: August 31, 2017, 11:51:20 PM »
Can you link to where you saw that about the trains?

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #909 on: September 01, 2017, 08:07:24 AM »
At the risk of cross-posting, here's what I found (GIYF):

First, Renfo, the Spanish Railways, says that you can get special meals, inc. kosher: http://www.renfe.com/EN/viajeros/larga_distancia/servicios/serviciosRestauracion.html

Second, someone on FT posted his experience in 2014:
"Quick update in case anyone is interested. I ended up booking 'Preferente'. For the 1 hour 40 minute ride from Cordoba to Madrid at 3pm they provided a full 3 course hot kosher meal for each of us, from WAM in Paris (under supervision of dayan of Creteil). Meal included Salade Niceoise (or salmon pate), chicken with pasta and vegetables, fruit compote and halva. I think it was long life but frozen by caterer. Not wonderful, but better then Stogel and appreciated in a country where kosher food is hard to obtain.
We also had 2-3 drink services on board, plus headphone service and snack (not kosher).
Only kosher food in lounge was drinks (cans of coke/juice/water etc).

I was quite impressed with the value, at EUR 41 per person for a 1 hour 40 minute ride of nearly 400 km (standard class was EUR 24 or so)"
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« Reply #910 on: September 01, 2017, 10:46:20 AM »
Cool! In terms of quality, I think that posts answers your question for you. In terms of availability, you'd probably have to call Renfe to confirm they still offer that. If you're looking to verify that hashgacha, I'd ask R' Eidlitz from KosherQuest.org if he knows.

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #911 on: September 01, 2017, 10:59:17 AM »
Cool! In terms of quality, I think that posts answers your question for you. In terms of availability, you'd probably have to call Renfe to confirm they still offer that. If you're looking to verify that hashgacha, I'd ask R' Eidlitz from KosherQuest.org if he knows.
I was hoping to hear from others who may had recent practical experience with this before I try to call  Renfe and, also, actual experiences and opinions as to ready availablity, quality and value may vary.
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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #912 on: October 22, 2017, 09:14:38 AM »
Would people go to Barcelona now with all that's going on there?

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #913 on: October 22, 2017, 09:30:40 AM »
Would people go to Barcelona now with all that's going on there?
Yes. I went to Paris shortly after the Charlie Hebdo shooting and it was fine.

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #914 on: October 22, 2017, 01:06:52 PM »
Would people go to Barcelona now with all that's going on there?

Going there in a few days.