The best of culture in Jerez de la Frontera

There is a lot to see in Jerez de la Frontera. The city, also known as the city of wine and brandy, is home to some of the most prestigious wineries in the country. In addition, it boasts a wealth of important historic and religious buildings.

Jerez is located near the natural area of Los Alcornocales Natural Park, where you can enjoy the views and find all possible leisure options. La Suara Park is also a place with a magnificent nature and fauna. Lagunas de Medina, Las Canteras y El Tejón lagoons are worth visiting if you really want to explore the natural environment of Jerez.

The Cathedral is the religious building of the very best kind. Dating back to the seventeenth century, the temple has some of the most extraordinary views and is a must-go when visiting the city. The best-known historical sites include La Cartuja, one of the most beautiful temples in the province, the processional cloister of Santo Domingo and the Church of San Miguel. These are some of the oldest temples in the city.

What is more, you can discover some really important historic buildings, such as the Alcazar and the Camera Obscure. Some of the oldest and architecturaly interesting buildings.

Various museums document the culture of the city. They are the Municipal Archaeological Museum of Jerez and the Museum of Equestrian Art, where you can learn all about the city’s history and heritage. Also, Museo del Enganche represents the heritage of the Royal Andalusian School of Equestrian Art. There, the Atalaya Museum: Palace of Time and Mystery of Jerez is another interesting place that will surprise its visitors.

In addition, by simply strolling through the charming streets of the old town you can see how a part of its historical heritage is reflected in every spot.

TUDESTINO will help you to know in depth the culture and history that Jerez de la Frontera offers to its visitors.

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Museo del Enganche
In the Museo del Enganche (“Carriage Museum”) of the Royal Andalusian School of Equestrian Art, much of its heritage is...
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Museo del Enganche, Calle Pizarro, Jerez de la Frontera, España

In the Museo del Enganche (“Carriage Museum”) of the Royal Andalusian School of Equestrian Art, much of its heritage is displayed. More specifically, the horse saddles and other pieces, the twelve most significant carriages and purebred horses. This is located in Jerez de la Frontera. You will find all of this in a setting of...
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Jerez de la Frontera Cathedral
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The Jerez de la Frontera Cathedral is a beautiful temple from the 17th century. It was built on the primitive Mosque of the city and the...
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Catedral de Jerez, Plaza Encarnación, Jerez de la Frontera, España

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The Jerez de la Frontera Cathedral is a beautiful temple from the 17th century. It was built on the primitive Mosque of the city and the ancient Church of El Salvador. The end result is a mixture of different styles: Gothic, Baroque and Neoclassical. The chapels of la Inmaculada, del Sagrario and las Ánimas stand...
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Cloisters of Santo Domingo
The Claustros de Santo Domingo (Cloisters of Santo Domingo) were built in the 15th century with a processional purpose. In Gothic style,...
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Claustros de Santo Domingo, Marqués de Casa-Domecq, Jerez de la Frontera, España

The Claustros de Santo Domingo (Cloisters of Santo Domingo) were built in the 15th century with a processional purpose. In Gothic style, they have a great artistic value, enhanced by their beautiful arches decorated with fine tracery. In the 16th century, new elements in Plateresque style were added, such as the part over the cloister,...
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La Cartuja
La Cartuja de Santa María de la Defensión (“Carthusian Monastery of Santa María de la Defensión”), in Jerez de la Frontera,...
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Monasterio de la Cartuja de Santa Maria Jerez Defensión de Jerez, Carretera Jerez Algeciras, Jerez de la Frontera, España

La Cartuja de Santa María de la Defensión (“Carthusian Monastery of Santa María de la Defensión”), in Jerez de la Frontera, is possibly the religious monument with the highest artistic value of the province of Cadiz. The complex, in the late Gothic style, was built in the 15th century. We must mention the Renaissance façade,...
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Museum of Equestrian Art
A visit the Museum of Equestrian Art in Jerez de la Frontera is essential. Here you will get to know the origin and evolution of the...
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Fundación Real Escuela Andaluza Del Arte Ecuestre, Avenida Duque de Abrantes, Jerez de la Frontera, España

A visit the Museum of Equestrian Art in Jerez de la Frontera is essential. Here you will get to know the origin and evolution of the relationship between man and horse, converted over time into a unique art. Its exhibition area is lively, interactive and tailored to the needs of the...
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Jerez Archaeological Museum
The Jerez Archaeological Museum is the right place to learn about the history of the city. It is divided into three main thematic blocks:...
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Museo Arqueológico Municipal de Jerez de la Frontera, Plaza del Mercado, Jerez de la Frontera, España

The Jerez Archaeological Museum is the right place to learn about the history of the city. It is divided into three main thematic blocks: “Jerez, before Jerez”, “Madinat Sharish” and “Xerez de la Frontera”. If you don’t have a lot of time, enjoy a “Quick Tour” through a selection of thirteen pieces of the Museum....
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Teatro Villamarta
Teatro Villamarta is a beautiful building from the early 20th century. Although initially it was privately run, it was recovered as a...
Teatro Villamarta is a beautiful building from the early...
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Teatro Villamarta, Plaza Romero Martínez, Jerez de la Frontera, España

Teatro Villamarta is a beautiful building from the early 20th century. Although initially it was privately run, it was recovered as a public space for performing arts and music in Jerez de la Frontera. It has a quality program and is very varied throughout the year. Here you can enjoy theatre, classical and contemporary music,...
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Alcazar of Jerez and Camera Obscura
The Alcazar of Jerez is the oldest monument in Jerez de la Frontera. It is one of the few examples of Almohad architecture that are...
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Alcázar, Jerez de la Frontera, España

The Alcazar of Jerez is the oldest monument in Jerez de la Frontera. It is one of the few examples of Almohad architecture that are preserved in the peninsula. Outside we can admire three towers: Almohade, Ponce de León and Octagonal. Inside, the Door of the City, from the XII century, stands out (only access...
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Museos de La Atalaya
Palacio del Tiempo and Misterio de Jerez are found in Museos de la Atalaya. They are part of the inescapable tourist town nucleus, where...
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Palacio del Tiempo, Calle Cervantes, Jerez de la Frontera, España

Palacio del Tiempo and Misterio de Jerez are found in Museos de la Atalaya. They are part of the inescapable tourist town nucleus, where you can enjoy the charm of Jerez de la Frontera. In Misterio de Jerez museum, we are welcomed to “a mysterious land that knows, when it is loved, how to turn...
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Church of San Miguel in Jerez de la Frontera
The Iglesia de San Miguel (Church of San Miguel in Jerez) is a beautiful temple built during the 15th to the 18th centuries. It contains...
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Iglesia de San Miguel, Plaza San Miguel, Jerez de la Frontera, España

The Iglesia de San Miguel (Church of San Miguel in Jerez) is a beautiful temple built during the 15th to the 18th centuries. It contains elements of three architectural styles of each era: Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque. Of the outside, the side portals stand out. These are dedicated to la Immaculada (Evangelic) and San José (Epistle,...
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