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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 #120 on: November 10, 2012, 04:10:58 PM »
Hello
I am looking for some help on booking to Spain. I am planing on leaving March 12-19 from TLV-Barcelona I have 40,500 avios points I tried searching on there website but for some reason i never am able to get a flight maybe i am doing it incorrectly..... can someone help me on that?I was looking for  ideas of what to do there? Has anyone been to valencia i heard that there are really cool stuff there to do..... Being that its not the time of year for beaches I was looking for ideas..... Bull fighting...
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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #121 on: November 10, 2012, 07:10:03 PM »
Bull fighting...
went to a bullfight in madrid...
if you do go, be prepared to witness one of the most cruel, barbaric sights you will ever see
(im not an animal lover either...)
couldnt stay more than 2 rounds

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #122 on: December 05, 2012, 10:50:07 AM »

Activities Day 3: This was the highlight of our trip. We were picked up at the hotel by Salomon who drove us to Toledo and gave us a fascinating 3 hour walking tour of history and Jewish perspective. Awesome. He then drove us to Madrid and showed us the significant points of interest in Madrid. He then drove us back to the hotel. Solomonís website is http://www.jewishtoledotour.com/

Anyone else go on this Toledo tour? Any comments to add?

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Barcelona Thread
« Reply #123 on: December 18, 2012, 02:06:48 AM »
Hey I see that there is no seperate thread discussing Barcelona. Im thinking of going there march-april time for 2 days and wanted some ideas... any nice hotels for a decent price? I dont have spg..... is there a jewish tour in Barcelona itself? What are the "cant miss" sights? And did any1 rent a gocar? Thanks

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Re: Barcelona Thread
« Reply #124 on: December 18, 2012, 02:41:32 AM »
Hey I see that there is no seperate thread discussing Barcelona. Im thinking of going there march-april time for 2 days and wanted some ideas... any nice hotels for a decent price? I dont have spg..... is there a jewish tour in Barcelona itself? What are the "cant miss" sights? And did any1 rent a gocar? Thanks
jewish tour - http://www.urbancultours.com/

i rented a gocar

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #125 on: December 18, 2012, 06:23:23 AM »
Did you think the go car was a good way to see the city? Group tour or went on your own?

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #126 on: December 18, 2012, 07:32:48 AM »
Did you think the go car was a good way to see the city? Group tour or went on your own?
absolutely, on our own, but theres a route map and the gps tells you things as you pass certain landmarks. you can easily park it in the scooter parking spots

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #127 on: February 20, 2013, 05:03:41 PM »
re: Jewish Toledo Tour.

A lot of $$ for not so much. 360 Euro + you need to pay for entry to both shuls. And he makes you pay for his entry tickets as well.

He said that it'll be a 5 hour walking tour. It was actually more like 3 1/2 hours.

He takes you to the two shuls that are left from before the inquisition, walks you around town, drives you outside of town for some nice views & gives you some bits of Jewish Toledo trivia.

You can easily walk around yourself.

The major advantage is that he picks you up in a private car in Madrid and drops you back in Madrid. Depending on how many people you are, the train can cost you 100-200 euro.

In retrospect, I would not have hired him. On the other hand, he is a BT and can use the $.

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #128 on: February 28, 2013, 05:10:07 PM »
We are arriving late at night and departing early the next morning into Madrid airport, any recommendations as to where to stay? Preferably wouldn't want to leave airport, as well be with kids, any decent airport hotels? Thanks:)

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #129 on: March 05, 2013, 03:28:52 PM »
We are arriving late at night and departing early the next morning into Madrid airport, any recommendations as to where to stay? Preferably wouldn't want to leave airport, as well be with kids, any decent airport hotels? Thanks:)

im looking for the same....
did you end up finding anything ??
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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #130 on: April 14, 2013, 09:52:04 PM »
If you have access to the VIP Salon lounge by Iberia, they have beds in a quite room that was very nice to get a few hours of sleep. not ideal but nice in case you get stuck.

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #131 on: April 22, 2013, 02:20:17 AM »
gib is probably a better bet for shabbos, not sure if u have enough time though

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #132 on: April 22, 2013, 03:51:36 AM »
Anyone else go on this Toledo tour? Any comments to add?

 You don't need a guide, I did Toledo myself without a guide there's like 2 shuls from before the Inquisition, Toledo is a small city.

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #133 on: April 23, 2013, 01:49:43 PM »
Thats good I will look around in that case. Is there anything else to do in the area? Is driving to Madrid via Sevilla and Cordoba a good way to spend a few days? Other option is to fly to Barcelona from AGP near Gibraltar and spend a few days there.

I initially was gonna fly to Barcelona and then drive to Nice but one way rentals are out of control (best I found for 3 days was abt 800)

You can head down to Morocco via ferry I think from Gib or nearby.  Marbella, Malaga, Torremolinos are famous beach areas on the costa del sol (and the latter I think has a kosher restaurant during the summer).  I didn't go, but I think the Alhambra is also a few hours out.  I drove down from Sevilla to Gib one way when I did it and it was pleasant. Not sure I would venture to drive all the way to Madrid, but I'm sure people have - I just don't know the timing of it, etc. It all depends on what you're looking to do really.

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #134 on: April 23, 2013, 02:24:21 PM »
You can head down to Morocco via ferry I think from Gib or nearby.  Marbella, Malaga, Torremolinos are famous beach areas on the costa del sol (and the latter I think has a kosher restaurant during the summer).  I didn't go, but I think the Alhambra is also a few hours out.  I drove down from Sevilla to Gib one way when I did it and it was pleasant. Not sure I would venture to drive all the way to Madrid, but I'm sure people have - I just don't know the timing of it, etc. It all depends on what you're looking to do really.
ferry leaves from tarifa

alhambra is in granada