Jerez de la Frontera

Jerez has become famous throughout the world for its sweet wines named after the town, which the British pronounced “sherry”. Not just a city of wines and beautiful buildings, it is also well known for its fine Carthusian horses, home of the fighting bull and cradle of flamenco art with its brilliant singers and dancers. Furthermore it is the capital of motorcycle racing and home to international sporting events.

At the Yeguada de la Cartuja stud farm you can witness the great talent and natural beauty of the Spanish horse. The monastery stables house the world’s most important stock of Carthusian horses and their fundamental aim is to preserve the genetic treasure of the Spanish thoroughbred horse.

A trip through the world famous bodegas of “Tio Pepe” becomes a walk through sherry making history. Enjoy a tour of the bodegas where you will have the opportunity to taste a selection of dry an sweet sherries and to learn about the heritage of a great Andalusian tradition.

The "Alcázar", former residence of the Sevillian caliphs during the long Moorish reign, is one of the town’s oldest and most important monuments. It boasts a beautiful Moorish garden and a baroque church, added by King Alfonso X after the Reconquest of Spain.

Round off your visit with the colorful and enchanting ambience of a genuine flamenco show a spectacular part of Spanish culture not to be missed!

Every year, in the first week of May, Jerez holds its Horse Fair, a spectacular equestrian event that takes place in the Gonzalez Hontoria Park. Some of the world’s finest horses and riders compete in endurance trials, coach driving, “pursuit and tumble” and dressage competitions.

Jerez de la Frontera, one of the noblest towns in the province of Cádiz brings together the splendour of aristocratic palaces with the popular flavour of typically Andalusian houses.