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My name is Matias Escobar and I am one of the experts in culture at the TRYP Jerez. If you like walking, I propose a journey through the most popular streets and squares in the city, passing through the historic centre and all the main monuments in Jerez, ending the walk back in the hotel, itself in the heart of Jerez.
Start the route outside the TRYP Jerez hotel, and directly opposite is the 18th century Palace of the Marquis of Casa Domecq, and the 13th century Cloister and Convent of the Dominicans. To the right of the hotel is the 16th century Chapel of Saint Juan John Lateran, home to the popular Brotherhood of the Nazarene.
Go towards Lathe Street. On the right is the Plaza Rafael Rivero, which houses the Perez - Luna Palace (Teresa Rivero Foundation), the Petra Riva Palace, the Casino Jerezano and a small visible section of the Jerez Wall. In this same square, very close to the TRYP Jerez there are many traditional wine and tapas bars with terraces.
Continuing along Tornería Street, in a few minutes you reach the Plaza Plateros (Silversmiths), with a typical Jerez atmosphere in its taverns and bars and on its terraces. On one side of the Plaza is the newly restored 13th. Century Church of San Dionisio. The main facade faces the Plaza de la Asunción, where there is the Old Town Hall, a 16th century Renaissance building, and the Monument to the Assumption.
Take Consistorio Street (between the Church of Saint Dionisio and the Old Town Hall) to discover Jerez City Hall and the Plaza de la Yerba, full of antique shops and tapas bars. It is worth seeing. Continuing along Consistorio, you reach the Plaza del Arenal, which in the days of the Reconquista was the scene of riding tournaments and bull fights, gaining importance ever since the 16th . century to establish itself as the centre of Jerez. It is also the start of many streets with shops, government buildings and parishes. Currently decorated with equestrian statue of Miguel Primo de Rivera by the Valencian sculptor Mariano Benlliure, the Plaza also has several interesting buildings such as the Corn Exchange, which dates back to the 17th century.
Start the route back to the TRYP Jerez from the Plaza del Arenal taking Lancería Street and then Larga Street: both famous shopping streets in the centre of Jerez featuring boutiques and specialty stores. At the confluence between them is the Bar - Restaurant El Gallo Azul (Blue Rooster), a unique architectural work built in 1929for the Ibero-American Exposition of Seville in the same year.
Next to the Gallo Azul is the Central Market dating from the late 19th. century. Neoclassical in style, the iron and glasswork has a peculiar beauty, magnified by the bustle of activity and the numerous stalls, especially fishmongers.
Returning to Larga Street, in a few minutes we come across the Rotonda de los Casinos and then Hotel TRYP Jerez, after having seen in a short time the heart of the city of Jerez de la Frontera.