10 JEREZ DE LA FRONTERA

January 22, 2024

“Art runs in the blood, in the bones, and in the skin.”

Lola Flores

We’re big fans of Jerez de la Frontera. It’s this cosy little city that’s got everything covered – amazing places to eat, a diverse local cultural scene (which is top-notch, by the way), and some seriously interesting bookshops. Plus, you can dive into the world of wines; it’s got its own airport, and shopping here is a breeze without the hustle of bigger cities.

Here are some cool facts about Jerez and our absolute favourite spots:

  • Wine Capital of Jerez: Jerez is famous worldwide for its Sherry wine, known as Jerez or Sherry. The city is home to many wineries where this fantastic wine is made and aged, and they offer guided tours for all you wine enthusiasts.
  • Andalusian Horses: This place is known for its Andalusian horse breed, raised at the Royal Andalusian School of Equestrian Art in Jerez. These horses are famous for their grace and mastery in classical dressage.
  • Flamenco: Jerez is a big deal in the world of flamenco in Spain. It’s birthed some of the most outstanding flamenco artists, like the legendary Lola Flores.
  • Horse Fair: Jerez’s Horse Fair is a huge deal here, drawing thousands of visitors each year. There are equestrian displays, horse beauty contests, and lively parties in decorated tents during the fair.
  • Jerez Circuit: This city is home to the Jerez-Ángel Nieto Circuit, a famous racing circuit that has hosted internationally renowned car and motorcycle events.
  • Alcázar Palace: The Alcázar Palace is a stunning historical building in Jerez, blending Gothic, Renaissance, and Baroque elements. Nowadays, it’s the City Hall.
  • Border Town: The city’s full name, “Jerez de la Frontera,” refers to its historic location on the border between the Kingdom of Castile and the Kingdom of Granada during the Reconquista period.
  • Clock Museum: Jerez boasts a Clock Museum showcasing an impressive collection of ancient timepieces, from sundials to wristwatches.
  • Equestrian Art School: The Royal Andalusian School of Equestrian Art in Jerez is all about preserving and promoting Andalusian equestrian traditions. They put on high-quality shows and exhibitions.
  • Atalaya Gardens: These botanical gardens in Jerez are home to a wide variety of exotic plants and trees. It’s a delightful spot for a leisurely stroll and to soak up nature. We’re planning a visit soon and will share our experience!

Here are a few of our favorite spots:

• Dining at Las Banderillas – C. Caballeros, 12, 11403 Jerez de la Frontera, Cádiz

• Touring Bodegas Tío Pepe  https://www.tiopepe.com/es-es/bodega

• Strolling around its cool downtown area.

• Checking out its bookshops. Here are our top picks!

Thanks for reading.

Have an awesome day ahead! 😘

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