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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 Master Thread
« Reply #375 on: November 12, 2014, 11:46:00 AM »
You can rent a scooter? Seems dangerous.
It's more dangerous to drive a car than to drive a scooter there. 90% of the vehicles in that city are scooters

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #376 on: November 12, 2014, 11:49:37 AM »
It's more dangerous to drive a car than to drive a scooter there. 90% of the vehicles in that city are scooters
I felt that way in GIB, not in BCN.

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #377 on: November 12, 2014, 12:10:39 PM »
It's more dangerous to drive a car than to drive a scooter there. 90% of the vehicles in that city are scooters
I wouldn't be driving in BCN, just using public transit.

I felt that way in GIB, not in BCN.
I don't really have a choice about driving in GIB. Que será, será.

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #378 on: November 12, 2014, 12:16:55 PM »
it shouldnt be a problem to use public transportation

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #379 on: November 12, 2014, 12:18:44 PM »
it shouldnt be a problem to use public transportation
But is it safe.

I didn't use the metro at all I was scared of getting pick-pocketed my friend had $100 stolen walking down la ramblas

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #380 on: November 12, 2014, 12:27:25 PM »
People say the same about NYC
Life isn't about checking the boxes. Nobody cares.

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #381 on: November 12, 2014, 12:33:31 PM »
People say the same about NYC
I know, and about just walking around in Italy. I've done both and never felt unsafe or been pick-pocketed.

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #382 on: November 12, 2014, 12:37:23 PM »
I know, and about just walking around in Italy. I've done both and never felt unsafe or been pick-pocketed.
Yeah just do the same thing as you did in Italy - hold bag tight, keep valuable in inner pockets and iy"h you'll be fine. I actually know someone whose phone was pickpocketed in Spain a few weeks before I went last year, but yeah, you just gotta try to be careful.

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #383 on: November 12, 2014, 12:52:42 PM »
But is it safe.

i didnt have a problem bH. just be vigilant and watch your valuables. i saw someone get pick pocketed in barcelona but it was out in the open

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #384 on: November 12, 2014, 12:54:01 PM »
Yeah just do the same thing as you did in Italy - hold bag tight, keep valuable in inner pockets and iy"h you'll be fine. I actually know someone whose phone was pickpocketed in Spain a few weeks before I went last year, but yeah, you just gotta try to be careful.
Sounds like a plan. DW's boss's 2 year old iphone was just pickpocketed from her purse at Target a few days ago. I guess no where's safe.  ;)

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #385 on: November 12, 2014, 12:57:54 PM »
sorry to not be pc, but if you see gypsy in the vicinity, be sure to hold on to your wallet a bit tighter

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #386 on: November 12, 2014, 01:02:07 PM »
sorry to not be pc, but if you see gypsy in the vicinity, be sure to hold on to your wallet a bit tighter
Don't worry. I was told the same thing in Rome, but I didn't see any obviously Hunchback-of-Notre-Dame-style gypsies. I usually carry my wallet in a front pocket. I have trouble getting it out sometimes, so I doubt anyone else could reach in and take it without my knowledge.

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #387 on: November 12, 2014, 01:05:50 PM »
Hunchback-of-Notre-Dame-style gypsies.
thats not what they look like

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #388 on: November 12, 2014, 01:07:43 PM »
thats not what they look like
I know, but I can't recognize them the way locals can. Any tips?

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Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #389 on: November 12, 2014, 02:29:10 PM »
I know, but I can't recognize them the way locals can. Any tips?
youll know when you see them