Jerez de la Frontera is located in the south of the Iberian peninsula, in the province of Cadiz and autonomous community of Andalusia. It is the most populous urban area in the province. The phrase "de la Frontera" refers to the border with Granada.
- The Alcazar (ancient Arab fortress city) with the Palace of Villavicencio and a Dark Chamber
- The extraordinary Jerez Cathedral, an old "Collegiate Church of San Salvador"
- The horse shows at the Royal Andalusian School of Equestrian Art
- The centre of Jerez, declared an Historic-Artistic Monumental Heritage
- The Duke of Abrantes Palace, located in Avenida Duque de Abrantes, 50
- The cloisters of Santo Domingo in the Alameda Cristina
- El Puerto de Santa Maria, 16 km away
- The Coto de Doñana, 30 km from Sanlúcar, is the largest natural protected area in Spain and one of the largest nature reserves in Europe
MOST IMPORTANT BODEGAS
Wine has been instrumental in the history and economy of Jerez, a city which has numerous bodegas with great architectural value.
- Estévez Group
- Garvey Group
- Williams & Humbert
- Maestro Sierra Bodegas (since 1830)
WORLD FAMOUS ATTRACTIONS
- The prestigious motor racing circuit which throughout the year hosts numerous motor racing competitions
- The Zoo and Botanical Gardens where you can enjoy one of the most comprehensive zoological collections in Spain
- Fish and seafood. Most typically the Cadiz fried fish
- Cheese and ham
- Typical local dishes include hot garlic, shrimp tortilla, marinated dogfish, mackerel grilled with Piriñaca, “bienmesabe” or tomato salad
- Jerez wines (sherry) are famous worldwide. If you are interested in wine culture, you can visit the main bodegas in the city