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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.
Hotels:
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Other Tips: Jewish Community of Madrid (Orthodox), http://www.cjmadrid.org

Malaga
Links to Trip Reports:
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Guidebooks:
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:
Shabbos Tips:
Public Transport options:
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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Public Transport options:
Guidebooks:
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
Public Transport options:
Guidebooks:
Other Tips:
 
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 #1050 on: March 25, 2019, 07:43:39 AM »
Hi, does anyone have info on kosher in malaga? i see one place that only operates in the summer..and then there is delikosher...anyone have more info on it? whats the hecsher? can you sit down for dinner or is only a deli counter?

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I think there are kosher options in Malaga although haven't been. There is Kash Kash in Torremolinos which is all year round and not too far away. Was there a few years back.

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #1051 on: March 26, 2019, 06:11:02 AM »
Have a 11 hour layover in Madrid this summer.
What would You recommend DW and I see (stopover on the way to JTR for a honeymoon)
Can you rank  them please (palace, Prado etc) how much is possible within our timeframe? Don't know the layout of the land/distances between each location.
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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #1052 on: March 26, 2019, 08:20:47 AM »
Palace is decent if you enjoy that.

Nothing else worth seeing in Madrid, I would head to Toledo which is beautiful.
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« Reply #1053 on: March 26, 2019, 09:09:21 AM »
I enjoyed the palace (didn't care much for the armory building next door), and Retiro Park. I don't recommend going to Toledo without a guide. Seem my TR in the wiki.

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #1054 on: March 26, 2019, 09:14:24 AM »
I enjoyed the palace (didn't care much for the armory building next door), and Retiro Park. I don't recommend going to Toledo without a guide. Seem my TR in the wiki.
Loved Retiro Park as well. The boats were really relaxing and fun. Something you can do anywhere I suppose though.
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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #1055 on: March 26, 2019, 09:54:15 AM »
Palace is decent if you enjoy that.

Nothing else worth seeing in Madrid, I would head to Toledo which is beautiful.

How far is Toledo from Madrid?

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #1056 on: March 27, 2019, 08:43:03 AM »
Hi guys! Is there anyone familiar with https://www.travelon.world/excursions-tenerife

Going to Canary Islands with fam, 3 kids.:) 7 months from today! Any spots you'd like to recomm? Appreciate any help.:)

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« Reply #1057 on: April 23, 2019, 07:21:38 AM »
Anyone know what the current kosher options are in Barcelona (besides Maccabi)? Is Shaq Shuq still open and the felafel place?

I'm there overnight next Wednesday.

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #1058 on: April 23, 2019, 10:27:00 AM »
Recommendations for a 2-3 day trip with a toddler? Planning to do NYC-BCN-LON-NYC and spend roughly Monday PM-Thurs early AM in BCN, and then Thursday PM-Tuesday AM in London.

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« Reply #1059 on: April 24, 2019, 12:43:29 PM »
Recommendations for a 2-3 day trip with a toddler? Planning to do NYC-BCN-LON-NYC and spend roughly Monday PM-Thurs early AM in BCN, and then Thursday PM-Tuesday AM in London.
Can do BCN in 1-2 days, then maybe hop over to MAD for a day. I liked Madrid better, but BCN has the Kosher food, which is huge.

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #1060 on: April 24, 2019, 01:11:15 PM »
Can do BCN in 1-2 days, then maybe hop over to MAD for a day. I liked Madrid better, but BCN has the Kosher food, which is huge.
Going to London afterwards so not really interested in cramming 2 cities.

Plan is to land Monday afternoon, BCN through Wed night (2 full days on ground, maybe go to beach for one of them), and then fly Thurs morning - Tuesday in London.

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #1061 on: May 03, 2019, 05:56:39 AM »
Was in BCN for less than 24 hours this week.

Lunch at Shaq Shuq which I was a bit disappointed with. Dinner at Ilan's Burger which was excellent.#

Unfortunately the shul in the Call was closed due to Labour Day.

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #1062 on: May 14, 2019, 10:46:22 AM »
Any recommendations for a hotel using points within walking distance to a shul in Barcelona on Shabbos?  I would prefer using Bonvoy points.

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #1063 on: May 14, 2019, 01:42:04 PM »
Any recommendations for a hotel using points within walking distance to a shul in Barcelona on Shabbos?  I would prefer using Bonvoy points.
There's only 1 active Shul - Comunidad Israelita de Barcelona and it barely had a Minyan during the week. I'd first check that they have a Minyan on Shabbos before planning my stay around it.

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #1064 on: May 14, 2019, 03:26:59 PM »
There's only 1 active Shul - Comunidad Israelita de Barcelona and it barely had a Minyan during the week. I'd first check that they have a Minyan on Shabbos before planning my stay around it.
Any Chabad with a minyan during the week or Shabbos in Barcelona?