What to See in Jerez de la Frontera

Find out what to see in Jerez de la Frontera and outskirts. On TUDESTINO you have all the information about the best places to see in Jerez and the most popular places to visit with the best recommendations. We are the only specialised website in the Province of Cádiz.

What to See in Jerez de la Frontera
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You can get the most out of Jerez de la Frontera, due to its great size and importance. Jerez is considered the City of Wine and Brandy, since here there are some of the most prestigious wineries in Spain. In addition, they have numerous historical and religious buildings of great importance and events.

The city is close to the natural area of ​​Los Alcornocales Natural Park, where you can enjoy its wonderful landscapes and the variety of leisure activities you can practise. Jerez is also located near the Parque de la Suara, another natural environment with a magnificent nature and fauna. In the same way you can find the Laguna de Medina and the Lagunas de Las Canteras y El Tejón. Not only are they worth visiting, but you’ll also get to know the natural environment of Jerez de la Frontera in depth.

As for religious buildings, the Cathedral stands out, of course. It is the religious building par excellence of the seventeenth century. It has wonderful and extraordinary views, also being a key point of interest when visiting the city. We must also highlight the Monastery of La Cartuja, a temple of great artistic value. We cannot forget about the Claustros de Santo Domingo, the Church of San Miguel and the Church of Santiago. These are some of the oldest temples in the city.

Some of the historical buildings that you can find in Jerez are the Alcazar and the Camera Obscura, one of the oldest and with great architectural wealth.

If you want to go to museums, the ones that document the history of the city are the Municipal Archaeological Museum of Jerez, the Museum of Equestrian Art and the Museo del Enganche. They represent the heritage of the Royal Andalusian School of Equestrian Art Foundation. This foundation is another point of great interest to visit in Jerez, thanks to its guided tours and shows, being the best known ‘How Andalusian Horses Dance’. Other museums are the Museos de la Atalaya.

You can’t leave Jerez without seeing the renowned botanical zoo, zoo and botanical garden with interesting fauna and flora.

On TUDESTINO we want you to know in depth the culture and history that Jerez de la Frontera offers you.

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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: “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....

Damajuana Cafe Bar
In a spectacular 16th century palace house in the historic centre of Jerez de la Frontera you will find Damajuana Cafe Bar. This is a cultural and leisure place, very well known and valued in the city as they celebrated their 20th aniversary in 2017. Surrounding its central courtyard, there are a tabanco and a...

Laguna de Medina
Laguna de Medina (Medina lagoon), in Jerez de la Frontera, is situated between gentle hills from which it receives the rainwater. This gives it certain seasonality, and in some seasons the lagoon can even dry up. It is the largest wetland of this type in the province of Cadiz, and the second in Andalusia. There...

La Cartuja
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,...

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 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,...

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, 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,...

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 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...

Jerez de la Frontera Cathedral
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...

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 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...

La Suara
Parque Periurbano La Suara is a beautiful park in Jerez de la Frontera which offers you the opportunity to observe the interesting flora and fauna that inhabits it. About 23 kilometres away from Jerez, it has more than 200 hectares, pine trees and eucalyptus. It is well equipped, which makes it a good alternative to...

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