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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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Malaga
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Other Tips: Comunidad Israelita de Malaga (Orthodox), http://www.cimalaga.es

Seville
Links to Trip Reports: @Yehuda, Yehoshua
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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 #135 on: April 23, 2013, 07:36:38 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.

Actually what I am planning on doing is flying into Lisbon from Newark and connecting later that day (Monday) to Casablanca Morroco.
Will spend week between Fez, Marrakech and Casablanca and Friday I plan on flying to AGP, Malaga, Spain. Will do Shabbos in Gibraltar and then trying to piece together the next week. I could probably spend a day or 2 in Gibraltar and coste de Sol as you guys are reccomending. Thing is I have another full week afterwards that I can spend in the region.

I was going to drive to Madrid but it seems like there is not much going on there.

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« Reply #136 on: April 24, 2013, 12:12:21 PM »
Actually what I am planning on doing is flying into Lisbon from Newark and connecting later that day (Monday) to Casablanca Morroco.
Will spend week between Fez, Marrakech and Casablanca and Friday I plan on flying to AGP, Malaga, Spain. Will do Shabbos in Gibraltar and then trying to piece together the next week. I could probably spend a day or 2 in Gibraltar and coste de Sol as you guys are reccomending. Thing is I have another full week afterwards that I can spend in the region.

I was going to drive to Madrid but it seems like there is not much going on there.

I would probably do the Alhambra in Granada - from what I am told it is really an awesome sight.   I was not in Barcelona either, but I hear it is also a beautiful city if you like architecture. 

I really enjoyed a day in Sevilla and a day in Cordoba to see what there is there.  If you end up in Madrid, I suggest taking a day/part day trip to Toledo to see the sights there.

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #137 on: April 24, 2013, 07:22:31 PM »
Thanks for all the help with Spain guys. The craziest thing happened to me, we were planning on going  to Bali this summer but could not find anything open in Biz class. Also we are taking a baby which makes it harder. Last night my wife changed her mind and said she would rather go to Bali instead of Spain and with great luck I got 2 seats NYC - PEK direct in biz. Got all the flights in Biz and we are booked for Bali!

After looking into Spain though it is on my list now. Think I will do it on the way to Israel next time I go, so thanks for the pointers.

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #138 on: April 24, 2013, 07:24:07 PM »
Thanks for all the help with Spain guys. The craziest thing happened to me, we were planning on going  to Bali this summer but could not find anything open in Biz class. Also we are taking a baby which makes it harder. Last night my wife changed her mind and said she would rather go to Bali instead of Spain and with great luck I got 2 seats NYC - PEK direct in biz. Got all the flights in Biz and we are booked for Bali!

After looking into Spain though it is on my list now. Think I will do it on the way to Israel next time I go, so thanks for the pointers.

Nice! Glad it worked out.
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« Reply #139 on: April 24, 2013, 08:45:31 PM »
Nice! Glad it worked out.
Thanks! it's such a good feeling having it booked after looking at tickets since February  :)

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #140 on: May 29, 2013, 03:23:15 AM »
Need some help for a friend , wants fly from newark to barcelona , has miles on all the 3 alliances --- any flights none stop ? if so , who offers them -thanks

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« Reply #141 on: May 29, 2013, 03:37:51 AM »
Need some help for a friend , wants fly from newark to barcelona , has miles on all the 3 alliances --- any flights none stop ? if so , who offers them -thanks

From EWR-BCN it looks like only United. From JFK-BCN you have either Delta or American. There may be more but thats just my quick look.
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« Reply #142 on: May 29, 2013, 03:56:00 AM »
From EWR-BCN it looks like only United. From JFK-BCN you have either Delta or American. There may be more but thats just my quick look.

Thanks chuck-- i put a few dates in on united  site  but could not find any none stop flights

any place can find a  free search engine that is not connected to selling seats ?

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« Reply #143 on: May 29, 2013, 04:44:52 AM »
Thanks chuck-- i put a few dates in on united  site  but could not find any none stop flights

any place can find a  free search engine that is not connected to selling seats ?

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #144 on: June 01, 2013, 10:44:06 PM »
I'm trying to plan a trip to Spain in August for about 10 days. I've been reading all the recommendations here - thanks! Does anyone have an actual itinerary they can post?

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« Reply #145 on: June 01, 2013, 10:48:52 PM »
I'm trying to plan a trip to Spain in August for about 10 days. I've been reading all the recommendations here - thanks! Does anyone have an actual itinerary they can post?

I did:

Madrid
Toledo
Cordoba
Grenada
Malaga (not worth it as MIA beach is nicer)
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« Reply #146 on: June 01, 2013, 10:58:21 PM »
Thanks!
No Gibraltar I see...
And how did you get from place to place?

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« Reply #147 on: June 01, 2013, 11:05:52 PM »
Thanks!
No Gibraltar I see...
And how did you get from place to place?

MAD - Toledo train every hour RT toledo is enough for one day
MAD-Cordoba fast train
Cordoba - granda bus
Granada - malaga bus
Malaga -BCN plane with vueling cheap airline

From what I hear Gibralter nothing to see other then a rock and it is very expensive.

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« Reply #148 on: June 01, 2013, 11:20:57 PM »
MAD - Toledo train every hour RT toledo is enough for one day
MAD-Cordoba fast train
Cordoba - granda bus
Granada - malaga bus
Malaga -BCN plane with vueling cheap airline

From what I hear Gibralter nothing to see other then a rock and it is very expensive.
Thanks- this is very helpful.

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« Reply #149 on: June 01, 2013, 11:21:22 PM »
Any recommendations for Shabbos other than Gibraltar?