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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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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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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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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 #1080 on: August 21, 2019, 05:24:48 PM »
Hi

Can anyone make a recommendation for a tour guide for Jewish Madrid and Toledo.  I have identified two Asher Bentolila and Shlomo Hanoka and the information about them is odd because they seem to be operating off of the same website.

Thank you!

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #1081 on: August 22, 2019, 09:26:31 AM »
Hi

Can anyone make a recommendation for a tour guide for Jewish Madrid and Toledo.  I have identified two Asher Bentolila and Shlomo Hanoka and the information about them is odd because they seem to be operating off of the same website.

Thank you!
We used Shlomo Hanoka and he was excellent.

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #1082 on: August 28, 2019, 01:55:00 AM »
We did a tour with Asher Bentolila (Segovia, not Toledo or Madrid) and liked him a lot

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #1083 on: September 03, 2019, 11:36:51 AM »
Thank you very much.  On a separate matter, has anyone had issues bringing in packaged Kosher food (chess, cold cuts) to Spain?

Thanks

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #1084 on: November 24, 2019, 07:45:52 PM »
Anyone know of any Kosher restaurants in Madrid?

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #1085 on: November 28, 2019, 02:14:42 AM »
anyone have contact information or web site for Asher Bentolila or Shlomo Hanoka ?
I have seen many reviews but no contact info

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #1086 on: November 29, 2019, 07:35:02 AM »
Asher Bentolila : https://jewishsegovia.com/

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #1087 on: December 22, 2019, 09:37:10 AM »
I will be in Madrid 1/15 from 9:55AM - 5:00 PM. Anyone know the shuls and minyanim, if I can get a Mincha/Maariv.
Also how easy is it to get ot the shul train/ any other suggestions.
Also anything really worth it to check out in Madrid over these hours.

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #1088 on: December 22, 2019, 10:45:02 AM »
I will be in Madrid 1/15 from 9:55AM - 5:00 PM. Anyone know the shuls and minyanim, if I can get a Mincha/Maariv.
Also how easy is it to get ot the shul train/ any other suggestions.
Also anything really worth it to check out in Madrid over these hours.
There may be a mincha just before shkia, but no mincha gedola. You can explore the city, whatever sights you want, and just daven on your own. Also, if you have to be on a flight at 5:00pm, there's no way you'll be able to daven with a minyan. You need to specify if the times above are arrival and departure times or times you'll have in the city.

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #1089 on: December 22, 2019, 02:25:13 PM »
Anyone know of any Kosher restaurants in Madrid?
Shipudey - enjoyed the food
La Esculida - oy vey zmir
New Kosher Pizza place, haven't been yet

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #1090 on: December 22, 2019, 09:38:24 PM »
There may be a mincha just before shkia, but no mincha gedola. You can explore the city, whatever sights you want, and just daven on your own. Also, if you have to be on a flight at 5:00pm, there's no way you'll be able to daven with a minyan. You need to specify if the times above are arrival and departure times or times you'll have in the city.

I will be in Madrid for 7 hours.

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #1091 on: December 22, 2019, 10:05:35 PM »
I will be in Madrid for 7 hours.
So do retiro park, walk to the Palace and see it, and go back to the airport. Prefect quick trip. See my TR for exactly what I did.

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #1092 on: December 24, 2019, 03:25:17 AM »
I will be in Madrid 1/15 from 9:55AM - 5:00 PM. Anyone know the shuls and minyanim, if I can get a Mincha/Maariv.
Also how easy is it to get ot the shul train/ any other suggestions.
Also anything really worth it to check out in Madrid over these hours.

I would recommend the double decker bus. You can see everything in under 7 hours and most probably also use that to get to the Shuls. In my opinion the best thing to see is the Palace (and a bull fight).

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #1093 on: December 24, 2019, 08:34:00 AM »
Hi,
My wife and daughter are doing a trip in May. What is a safe and enjoyable neighborhood for them to book a hotel?

How do i find more info on Bull fighting?

And any must see attractions? I read in this thread that one old shul is just an empty room. She has 3 days, and yes, one day will be with a guide( as it is expensive) so i am looking for other things for her to do that she can do on her own.

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #1094 on: December 25, 2019, 04:09:28 PM »

How do i find more info on Bull fighting?
I don't think they will enjoy it. It's extremely gory.