Jerez de la Frontera

Jerez de la Frontera

Jerez is located between Sevilla and Cádiz, a half-hour drive from the Atlantic Ocean.

This is the true heart of the sherry-triangle.

The numerous “bodegas” and “palacios” from the 18th century design the city’s landscape.

During the spring, the “Feria del Caballo” is the most important event of the entire year. The “fino de Jerez” and the “rebujito” (dry sherry combined with lemonade and ice) are always available in the uncountable “casetas.”

The “caballo cartujano” or Purebred Spanish Horse is the most important symbol for class and elegance.

The “Real Escuela Andaluza de Arte Ecuestre” or royal equestrian school for dressage enjoys worldwide fame.

The stud “Yeguada de la Cartuja” lays just outside the city, on the road to Medina, right next to the “Monasterio de la Cartuja.” Their shows are an absolute must (every Saturday from Feb. until Nov.).

You won’t regret paying a visit to one of the famous bodegas located in the old city center, such as Domecq, González Byass, or Sandeman.

Many “gitanos” still preserve their authentic lifestyle in the “Barrio de San Miguel.” In many small “peñas flamencas” you can still enjoy authentic concerts by unrecognized local “cantaores” or flamenco singers.

Behind the Plaza del Arenal, you will find the “Alcazaba” or Moorish fortress with an Arab bathing house and palaces from the Spanish colonial period. Another must.

The covered “Mercado” near the main commercial street, “Calle Larga,” is particularly picturesque, except on Mondays, when fresh fish does not arrive from the nearby coasts.

The train station and the international airport right outside the city guarantee easy connections.

The highway takes you to Seville in just 45 min.