Jerez de la Frontera, well known for its wines, its horses and its flamenco, preserves a historic centre that has been declared a historic artistic site. The interior of the city treasures a rich landscape of remarkable beauty where distributed picturesque urban parks, such as Hontoria (where traditionally celebrated the Horse Fair) and the botanical garden of the Zoo.
Jerez de la Frontera is one of the noblest towns in Cádiz brings together the splendour of aristocratic palaces with the popular flavour of typically Andalusian houses. Features that are shown off every year at the celebration of the Horse Fair, declared of International Tourist Interest.
This enormous offer of culture is enriched with the aromas of a regional cuisine in which the Denomination of Origin of Jerez-Xeres-Sherry Manzanilla-Sanlucar de Barrameda is outstanding. A visit to one of the city’s wine cellars will help travellers to get a deeper understanding of its winemaking tradition.
Jerez has so many attractions that make of this city one of the most complete and appealing destinations in Andalucia: the incredible equestrian shows at the Escuela Andaluza del Arte Ecuestre (the Andalusian School of Equestrian Art) and the Yeguada Hierro del Bocado (the Hierro del Bocado Stud Farm); the daily pleasure of enjoying the purest Flamenco, its Old Centre, declared a Conjunto Monumental Historico-Artistico (official Complex of Historical-Artistic Monuments), in which churches, old public edifices and unique buildings can be discovered amongst orange trees and fountains throughout the squares, streets and nooks and crannies; also numerous are the museums and heritage centres that feature fighting bulls, horses, Flamenco or wine, together with others of great interest in which our tradition and heritage are captured.
Other greatly renowned attractions include the world-famous Circuito de Velocidad (speed track), where numerous competitions in the world of motor racing take place throughout the year, the Zoo botánico de Jerez (Jerez Botanical Zoo) where children and adults can enjoy an exceptional space and one of the most complete zoological collections in Spain, and also the numerous country estates, ravines and natural enclaves, in which to enjoy active tourism and nature.
Finally, Jerez’s privileged geographical location, between mountains and sea, makes it possible to use the city as a base for making various excursions and visits to different localities of the province by way of a number of established rutas (routes): Ruta de los Pueblos Blancos (the White Village Route), Ruta del Toro (the Bull Route), Ruta Atlantica (the Atlantic Route), etc.
Jerez holds worldwide acclaim for its sherry and brandy production but the city is equally famous for its fine horses as well as Flamenco music and dance. The town dates back to Moorish times and possesses a charming old town, with beautiful palm lined squares. You can surely feel Spanish culture here.