Our travel guide to Jerez de la Frontera

Jerez de la Frontera, thanks to its wines, the equestrian-bullfighting tradition, flamenco and motorbike races, is known worldwide. Few places in Spain enjoy such international recognition and a unique tourist attraction. Thanks to this Travel Guide to Jerez de la Frontera you can find all the activities and the best travel tips for your trip.

The Phoenicians came to its surroundings 3,000 years ago to found the colony called Xera. The Muslims left a deep mark on the city, such as the urban layout of the neighbourhoods nestled in the heart of the old Arab medina: San Lucas and San Mateo, which houses its homonymous church, the Market Square (headquarters of the Archaeological Museum) and the Riquelme Palace. But, without a doubt, the most important Andalusian vestige is the Alcazar, in whose tower the visitor can visit the original Camera Obscura.

Gothic has many valuable samples here. In the Santiago neighbourhood, cradle of the bulería, you will find the Church of Santiago, from the 15th century. The Conventual Church of Santo Domingo and the Church of San Marcos are also good examples of this style. Nearby the Cathedral is located, a beautiful baroque work of great monumentality. On the outskirts you can find La Cartuja de Santa María de la Defensión, a monastery that is considered the most important religious monument in the province.

Must-visit places in Jerez

Visiting one of its innumerable wineries or tabancos is a must while in the city.

Don’t forget to wander Larga Street, the city’s commercial and nerve centre. From there you can approach Plaza del Arenal, the most emblematic square of Jerez; Plaza del Mamelón; Placita del Banco, which is full of life and activity; Plateros Square or Rafael Rivero Square, cosy and full of terraces where to savour the delicious local cuisine. The San Miguel Neighbourhood, with gypsy flavour and cradle of Lola Flores, is one of the most majestic neighbourhoods of Jerez and, at the same time, one of the most popular ones. The palace-houses, such as the Villapanés Palace, make up the special idiosyncrasy of the neighbourhood.

For leisure time there are several options: the Horse Fair (Feria del Caballo), its Holy Week or the Circuit of Jerez, which hosts the Spanish Championship every year. The Zoo houses inside the Botanical Garden, and the Royal Andalusian School of Equestrian Art Foundation offers the show “How Andalusian horses dance”.

Main Activities: Wine Tourism, Flamenco, Active Tourism, Cuisine, Culture.
Content source: Texts and photos: TUDESTINO.TRAVEL

Our travel guide to Jerez de la Frontera

Jerez de la Frontera, thanks to its wines, the equestrian-bullfighting tradition, flamenco and motorbike races, is known worldwide. Few places in Spain enjoy such international recognition and a unique tourist attraction. Thanks to this Travel Guide to Jerez de la Frontera you can find all the activities and the best travel tips for your trip.

The Phoenicians came to its surroundings 3,000 years ago to found the colony called Xera. The Muslims left a deep mark on the city, such as the urban layout of the neighbourhoods nestled in the heart of the old Arab medina: San Lucas and San Mateo, which houses its homonymous church, the Market Square (headquarters of the Archaeological Museum) and the Riquelme Palace. But, without a doubt, the most important Andalusian vestige is the Alcazar, in whose tower the visitor can visit the original Camera Obscura.

Gothic has many valuable samples here. In the Santiago neighbourhood, cradle of the bulería, you will find the Church of Santiago, from the 15th century. The Conventual Church of Santo Domingo and the Church of San Marcos are also good examples of this style. Nearby the Cathedral is located, a beautiful baroque work of great monumentality. On the outskirts you can find La Cartuja de Santa María de la Defensión, a monastery that is considered the most important religious monument in the province.

From the 16th and 17th centuries, the city acquires a huge economic boost that attracts Genoese, English, Flemish and French. These boost the city’s commerce and, especially, the wine sector.

Must-visit places in Jerez

Visiting one of its innumerable wineries or tabancos is a must while in the city.

Don’t forget to wander Larga Street, the city’s commercial and nerve centre. From there you can approach Plaza del Arenal, the most emblematic square of Jerez; Plaza del Mamelón; Placita del Banco, which is full of life and activity; Plateros Square or Rafael Rivero Square, cosy and full of terraces where to savour the delicious local cuisine. The San Miguel Neighbourhood, with gypsy flavour and cradle of Lola Flores, is one of the most majestic neighbourhoods of Jerez and, at the same time, one of the most popular ones. The palace-houses, such as the Villapanés Palace, make up the special idiosyncrasy of the neighbourhood.

For leisure time there are several options: the Horse Fair (Feria del Caballo), its Holy Week or the Circuit of Jerez, which hosts the Spanish Championship every year. The Zoo houses inside the Botanical Garden, and the Royal Andalusian School of Equestrian Art Foundation offers the show “How Andalusian horses dance”.

Main Activities: Wine Tourism, Flamenco, Active Tourism, Cuisine, Culture.
Content source: Texts and photos: TUDESTINO.TRAVEL

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Bodegas Lustau
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Bodegas Lustau

Bodegas Lustau is the only winery that produces wine in the Sherry Triangle area: Jerez de la Frontera, El Puerto de Santa María and Sanlúcar de Barrameda. They have been long recognised. In 2011,...
Bodegas Lustau is the only winery that produces wine in the Sherry Triangle area: Jerez de la Frontera, El...
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Bodegas Lustau


- 53 Calle Arcos 11402 Jerez de la Frontera Cádiz, España Jerez de la Frontera 11402
Bodegas Lustau is the only winery that produces wine in the Sherry Triangle area: Jerez de la Frontera, El Puerto de Santa María and Sanlúcar de Barrameda. They have been long recognised. In 2011, they were awarded with the “Best Spanish Winery” award in London, at the International Wine & Spirit Competition. Then, in 2012,...
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Barcelo Montecastillo Golf 5*
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Barcelo Montecastillo Golf 5*

The Barceló Montecastillo Golf & Sport Resort ***** is a modern and elegant hotel that guarantees stays of luxury, exclusivity and sports in Jerez de la Frontera. BARCELÓ MONTECASTILLO GOLF...
The Barceló Montecastillo Golf & Sport Resort ***** is a modern and elegant hotel that guarantees stays...
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Barcelo Montecastillo Golf 5*


- Km. 6 Carretera Jerez-Arcos 11406 Jerez de la Frontera Jerez de la Frontera 11406
The Barceló Montecastillo Golf & Sport Resort ***** is a modern and elegant hotel that guarantees stays of luxury, exclusivity and sports in Jerez de la Frontera. BARCELÓ MONTECASTILLO GOLF This hotel is located on the outskirts of Jerez, next to the racetrack, surrounded by a fantastic natural environment and a 19th-century castle. The resort...
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Bodegas Williams & Humbert
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Bodegas Williams & Humbert

This winery has the PREDIF of ACCESSIBLE TOURISM accreditation. This has been awarded for working on the accessibility of all its facilities and services. You will be able to see the life-size...
This winery has the PREDIF of ACCESSIBLE TOURISM accreditation. This has been awarded for working on the...
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Bodegas Williams & Humbert


- Ctra. Nacional IV – Km 641 (autovía salida Jerez – El Pto. de Santa María) 11408, Jerez de la Frontera (Cádiz). Coordenadas GPS 36º 40´ 11.23´´ N 6º 09´ 17.19´´ O Jerez de la Frontera 11408
This winery has the PREDIF of ACCESSIBLE TOURISM accreditation. This has been awarded for working on the accessibility of all its facilities and services. You will be able to see the life-size VIRTUAL DIORAMA of the famous Sherry Girl, the Equestrian Facilities (12,000 sqm), the oldest and most complete Wine Room in Jerez of wines...
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El Almacen Vinos y Tapas
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El Almacen Vinos y Tapas

Right in the heart of Jerez de la Frontera we find El Almacen Vinos y Tapas, an old grocery which has been charmly renovated to preserve the essence of its history. This is reflected in every detail...
Right in the heart of Jerez de la Frontera we find El Almacen Vinos y Tapas, an old grocery which has been...
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El Almacen Vinos y Tapas


- 6 Calle Latorre 11403 Jerez de la Frontera Cádiz, España Jerez de la Frontera 11403
Right in the heart of Jerez de la Frontera we find El Almacen Vinos y Tapas, an old grocery which has been charmly renovated to preserve the essence of its history. This is reflected in every detail of the décor as, for example, its ceilings made of wooden beams from the seventeenth century. This is...
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Mesón Lomopardo
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Mesón Lomopardo

Mesón Lomopardo brings together the good work and perseverance of 3 generations of restaurateurs. They have been able to transmit their love and care for top quality products from Jerez and the...
Mesón Lomopardo brings together the good work and perseverance of 3 generations of restaurateurs. They have...
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Mesón Lomopardo


- 9 Avenida la Granja 11405 Jerez de la Frontera Cádiz, España Jerez de la Frontera 11405
Mesón Lomopardo brings together the good work and perseverance of 3 generations of restaurateurs. They have been able to transmit their love and care for top quality products from Jerez and the province of Cadiz. Here you can enjoy traditional cuisine and recipes that have respectly moved from generation to generation, but adding an innovative...
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Pub O’Donoghue’s Jerez
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Pub O’Donoghue’s Jerez

Pub O’Donoghue’s Jerez is an Irish pub with an excellent selection of beers and one of the best gin and tonic in the city. It is also known as Plaza de Canterbury. At Pub...
Pub O’Donoghue’s Jerez is an Irish pub with an excellent selection of beers and one of the best...
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Pub O’Donoghue’s Jerez


- Calle Nuño de Cañas s/n 11405 Jerez de la Frontera Jerez de la Frontera
Pub O’Donoghue’s Jerez is an Irish pub with an excellent selection of beers and one of the best gin and tonic in the city. It is also known as Plaza de Canterbury. At Pub O’Donoghue’s Jerez, major sporting events such as Spanish La Liga, Champions League, Premier or 6 Nations are transmitted. Moreover, many events...
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Karting Jerez
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Karting Jerez

Karting Jerez is located in Luz Shopping, the largest shopping centre in the province of Cadiz. It has been designed to provide riders of all ages with a range of competitive and thrilling...
Karting Jerez is located in Luz Shopping, the largest shopping centre in the province of Cadiz. It has been...
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Karting Jerez


- Calle Ronda Aurora Boreal 3L, Centro Comercial Luz Shopping CP: 11408 Jerez de la Frontera (Cádiz) Jerez de la Frontera 11408
Karting Jerez is located in Luz Shopping, the largest shopping centre in the province of Cadiz. It has been designed to provide riders of all ages with a range of competitive and thrilling sensations. There are two racing tracks. The indoor track is for GT Karts (from 14 years old), with professional timing system and...
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Bodegas Fundador
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Bodegas Fundador

Bodegas Fundador offers an unforgettable experience in the field of wine tourism. Visit these wine cellars dating from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. You will discover the oldest and most...
Bodegas Fundador offers an unforgettable experience in the field of wine tourism. Visit these wine cellars...
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Bodegas Fundador


- C/ Puerta de Rota s/n. 11403 Jerez de la Frontera Jerez de la Frontera 11408
Bodegas Fundador offers an unforgettable experience in the field of wine tourism. Visit these wine cellars dating from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. You will discover the oldest and most unique winery in Jerez: Bodega El Molino. Here you will find the oldest wines or sherries and special wines such as Alexander Fleming, Manolete, Lola...
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La Cruz Blanca
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La Cruz Blanca

On Consistorio street, right at one of the most legendary spots in Jerez de la Frontera historic centre, you will find La Cruz Blanca. This lovely restaurant serves excellent cuisine and it is a...
On Consistorio street, right at one of the most legendary spots in Jerez de la Frontera historic centre, you...
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La Cruz Blanca


- 16 Calle Consistorio 11403 Jerez de la Frontera Cádiz, España Jerez de la Frontera 11403
On Consistorio street, right at one of the most legendary spots in Jerez de la Frontera historic centre, you will find La Cruz Blanca. This lovely restaurant serves excellent cuisine and it is a great option any time of day. This restaurant is located in an old house in Jerez. It has been transformed into...
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LUZ  Shopping
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LUZ Shopping

LUZ Shopping is the largest shopping centre in Andalusia. An open space, easy to access and park where you can go shopping or spend your day in its different areas. In this shopping centre you will...
LUZ Shopping is the largest shopping centre in Andalusia. An open space, easy to access and park where you...
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LUZ Shopping


- Ronda de Aurora Boreal, s/n, Jerez de la Frontera 11408
LUZ Shopping is the largest shopping centre in Andalusia. An open space, easy to access and park where you can go shopping or spend your day in its different areas. In this shopping centre you will find the latest trends in fashion, sports, food, technology, leisure and home décor. In addition, this is the only...
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