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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
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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 And Gibraltar Master Thread
« Reply #255 on: June 08, 2014, 07:49:37 AM »
From what we were told (by the people we ate by in GIB) was that there are plenty of politics between the chabad and the locals, but there is a kosher restaurant in MAD (and reliable) as well as other kosher food (don't know details) in BCN I was much more comfortable eating at delicios as we spoke to the  mashgiach  and saw how they asked him to serve the wine etc. as opposed to the chabad place the  "mashgiach" solicited us to come in to the store. Besides the food at delicious is way better. There is also a great dairy place under the same hashgacha as delicios (the chief rabbi of BCN).
Wow, interesting. I actually know someone in GIB, so I'll email them.

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Re: Spain And Gibraltar Master Thread
« Reply #256 on: June 08, 2014, 04:06:16 PM »
I guess it's another example of ITA not being so accurate these days.

Perhaps you had it on "Nonstop only" from a previous search? ITA is sometimes a bit inaccurate, but not THAT bad. :P

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Re: Spain And Gibraltar Master Thread
« Reply #257 on: June 08, 2014, 04:10:37 PM »
Perhaps you had it on "Nonstop only" from a previous search? ITA is sometimes a bit inaccurate, but not THAT bad. :P
Just re-read your original comment. Didn't see the "one-stop" phrase. Of course there are flights AGP-MAD-TLV or AGP-BCN-TLV. My post said there was no AGP-TLV and that you'd have to get to a city whether it's AGP or SVQ that flies to a city (like MAD or BCN) that goes to TLV. We're saying the same thing.

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Re: Spain And Gibraltar Master Thread
« Reply #258 on: June 08, 2014, 08:19:11 PM »
Just re-read your original comment. Didn't see the "one-stop" phrase. Of course there are flights AGP-MAD-TLV or AGP-BCN-TLV. My post said there was no AGP-TLV and that you'd have to get to a city whether it's AGP or SVQ that flies to a city (like MAD or BCN) that goes to TLV. We're saying the same thing.

Ummmmm... no, we're not. I actually have no clue what you're saying at this point. ;D

FTR, I flew AGP-IST-TLV. Not sure why you think MAD or BCN needs to be involved.

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Re: Spain And Gibraltar Master Thread
« Reply #259 on: June 08, 2014, 08:25:40 PM »
Ummmmm... no, we're not. I actually have no clue what you're saying at this point. ;D

FTR, I flew AGP-IST-TLV. Not sure why you think MAD or BCN needs to be involved.
Okay sorry, I meant you can't go AGP-TLV direct. I guess you're right, you could get out of the country from AGP and then go to TLV. My bad.

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Re: Spain And Gibraltar Master Thread
« Reply #260 on: June 10, 2014, 06:00:15 PM »
Yehuda,
I will await your TR
In Barcelona, we are staying at the Hilton, (which is near Chabad) and as long as you stay a minimum of 3 days, theres an unbelievable rate, so I am not using SPG for Meridien hotel- which is too far of a walk to Chabad on Shabbos in any case.
Still concerned about food when we aren't in Barcelona ie Madrid and for our 3 day get-away to Mallorca.
Any idea if there's any prohibition in bringing frozen food into Spain ( freeze dried deli )?
We are also traveling to Mallorca from Barcelona on Air Europa.  We are having difficulty getting information on baggage limitations.
Any info, we would appreciate

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Re: Spain And Gibraltar Master Thread
« Reply #261 on: June 11, 2014, 07:26:34 AM »
Yehuda,
I will await your TR
In Barcelona, we are staying at the Hilton, (which is near Chabad) and as long as you stay a minimum of 3 days, theres an unbelievable rate, so I am not using SPG for Meridien hotel- which is too far of a walk to Chabad on Shabbos in any case.
Still concerned about food when we aren't in Barcelona ie Madrid and for our 3 day get-away to Mallorca.
Any idea if there's any prohibition in bringing frozen food into Spain ( freeze dried deli )?
We are also traveling to Mallorca from Barcelona on Air Europa.  We are having difficulty getting information on baggage limitations.
Any info, we would appreciate

What rate and how did you get it? There is Kosher food in BCN and MAD I brought in deli in my carry-on. The main shul in BCN is closer to everything than the Chabad you are better off staying on La Ramblas then near Chabad

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Re: Spain And Gibraltar Master Thread
« Reply #262 on: June 19, 2014, 11:33:33 PM »
Rate at Hilton was about 100 euros a night, as long as you stay a minimum of 3 nights.

What reliable kosher options are there in Madrid?

There is a listed "Kosher Delight" in Mallorca..... Anyone have any information about it?

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Re: Spain And Gibraltar Master Thread
« Reply #263 on: June 20, 2014, 02:39:33 AM »
What reliable kosher options are there in Madrid?
Chabad of Madrid told me "We only eat at home."

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Re: Spain And Gibraltar Master Thread
« Reply #264 on: June 20, 2014, 09:27:48 AM »
Chabad of Madrid told me "We only eat at home."
It's for political reasons not kashrus

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Re: Spain And Gibraltar Master Thread
« Reply #265 on: June 20, 2014, 09:41:36 AM »
It's for political reasons not kashrus
How do you determine that?

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Re: Spain And Gibraltar Master Thread
« Reply #266 on: June 20, 2014, 09:49:43 AM »
It's for political reasons not kashrus
how do you know? thats not what they told me

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Re: Spain And Gibraltar Master Thread
« Reply #267 on: June 20, 2014, 11:31:28 AM »
Who's they? Chabad? The people in Gibraltar told me and I trust them more than some chabad shaliach that has monetary negios

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Re: Spain And Gibraltar Master Thread
« Reply #268 on: June 20, 2014, 11:43:07 AM »
Who's they? Chabad? The people in Gibraltar told me and I trust them more than some chabad shaliach that has monetary negios
It's not like he has another restaurant that he's trying to push. The Chabad in Barcelona not mentioning Delicias in their list of Kosher restaurants gets me more inquisitive as they have a stake in where you decide to eat.

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Re: Spain And Gibraltar Master Thread
« Reply #269 on: June 21, 2014, 02:51:42 PM »
It's not like he has another restaurant that he's trying to push. The Chabad in Barcelona not mentioning Delicias in their list of Kosher restaurants gets me more inquisitive as they have a stake in where you decide to eat.
Monetary politics don't necessarily mean he has a restaurant, and could be he used to. All I know is the family I ate by in GIB, which is a very chashuve family, told us we can eat there.