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The best things to see and do in Jerez de la Frontera

what to visit and what to see in jerez de la frontera

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We leave you a list about the best things to see and do in Jerez de la Frontera that will help you prepare your visit to one of the most artistic cities in Andalusia, perfectly suited to your needs. Combinable to see in one day with the capital of Cádiz, which is half an hour's drive away. 

Jerez de la Frontera was founded by the Phoenicians over 3000 years ago, occupied by Romans and Arabs, it is famous for being the birthplace of flamenco, having one of the best wines in the world and for holding the motorbike Grand Prix, as well as its fame for horse riding and the Jerez horse fair.

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What to see in Jerez de la Frontera in one day

The small, picturesque Cádiz town of Jerez de la Frontera is a popular getaway for locals and nearby towns between the province of Seville and the province of Cádiz.

We want your visit to Jerez de la Frontera to be unforgettable and that's why we start with the best things to visit and do in Jerez de la Frontera:

10 must-see places in the historic centre of Jerez

We leave you a interactive map with our must-haves what to visit and what to do in Jerez de la Frontera:

  1. Jerez de la Frontera Cathedral
  2. Alcazar of Jerez de la Frontera
  3. Carthusian monastery of Santa María de la Defensión
  4. Arenal Square
  5. St Michael's Church
  6. Long Street
  7. El Barrio de Santiago
  8. Basilica of La Merced
  9. Central Market of Abastos
  10. Las Bodegas del Tío Pepe

Wine tourism and Jerez wineries

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Wineries in Jerez-Gonzales Byass

Jerez is popular for its wines and also for its gastronomy. Its origins date back to the time of the Catholic Monarchs when Jerez boomed thanks to the trade of its wines through the English.

The most popular thing to do is to go route of tabancosThe typical Jerez taverns, which have their origins in the traditional Jerez wine shops, are worth a visit. You will usually be served wine in bulk accompanied by a tapa, and these places serve as a meeting place where flamenco is sung. A unique experience to enjoy the wines of Jerez in its historic quarter.

What would it be like to go to Jerez without visiting its wineries? If you are one of those who like wine tourism, and if you don't like it too, enjoy a wine tasting in one of its famous wineries is a compulsory activity.

The most famous bodegas in Jerez are:

  • William & Humbert Winery
  • Tío Pepe-González Byass Wineries
  • Bodegas el Maestro Sierra
  • Bodegas Emilio Lustau
  • Sandeman Winery

Its wines have designation of origin "Jerez-Xérez-Sherry" and "Manzanilla-Sanlúcar de Barrameda".

Andalusian Horses in Jerez: The Horse Fair

Jerez Horse Fair
Jerez Horse Fair

In addition to wine, it is also famous for the Spanish horses of Jerez, a spectacle to behold. the Royal Andalusian School with its famous unique show in the world where you will see horses dancing.

Jerez de la Frontera is famous for its Horse FairThe festival, a popular festival that is celebrated in style and that has been declared of International Tourist Interest. It is normally held in the González Hontoria Park during the month of May. During this week Jerez dresses up in its best clothes around flamenco, wine and its main protagonist, the horses.

The Spanish Motorcycle Grand Prix at the Jerez circuit

Jerez Circuit
Jerez Circuit

Jerez has been linked to motor sport, more specifically to motorcycling. The Circuito de Jerez, inaugurated in 1985, is one of the most attractive national circuit events in the world of motor racing. It is one of the most famous racetracks in Europe with facilities for high-level tests aimed at the Formula 1, Motorcycling and Sport-prototype world championships.

Great figures of motorcycling have competed in the streets of Jerez, such as Fausto Gresiniwho was declared the first champion at Jerez in 1987. Álex Crivillé, Martin Wimmer, Benjamín Grau, Victor Palomo, Borje Jansson, Barry Sheene, Fabio Quartararo, Maverick Viñales, Valentino RossiMarco Lucchinelli, Angel NietoDani Pedrosa and Marc Márquez are some of the famous drivers who have raced on this circuit.

If you are a motor enthusiast you can take a guided tour of the Jerez Circuit.

If you want to visit the most traditional places in the province of CadizYou should not miss Jerez de la Frontera, land of flamenco, horses and wines.

If you want to visit the most traditional places in the province of CadizYou should not miss Jerez de la Frontera, land of flamenco, horses and wines. You can also see what to do and what to visit in Cádiz.

We recommend that you take advantage of the Excursion to Cádiz and Jerez de la Frontera from the Costa de la Luz so that you don't miss any detail of what to visit and what to do in Jerez de la Frontera.

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