Jerez de la Frontera Culture & history

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Jerez: Historic Center Guided Tour

1. Jerez: Historic Center Guided Tour

Enjoy a guided tour of Jerez de la Frontera, the most important city in the Cadiz province, home to Spain's legendary sherry production, and notable for its historical and artistic heritage. Meet your guide in the Plaza del Arenal and set off to explore the neighborhood of San Miguel, with its stunning Gothic church and typical architecture. Discover a rich mix of Islamic and Christian monuments surrounding the Alcázar, and admire the Gothic, Baroque, and Neoclassical façades of the cathedral. Learn about the mysterious Tartessians, attributed as the first settlers of the area. Journey through the times of the Phoenicians, Romans, Visigoths and Moors, and learn how each left a deep cultural impression on Jerez. Marvel at the decorative squares and palaces, including the site of the old Town Hall, and go to the Church of San Dionisio, the only Mudejar church in town.

From Seville: Jerez, Cádiz and Andalusian Horses

2. From Seville: Jerez, Cádiz and Andalusian Horses

Depart Seville and journey by air-conditioned coach through the countryside of southern Spain en route to Jerez de la Frontera, famous for its horses and sherry wine production. Upon arrival in the palm-filled city, visit one of its historical bodegas where the sherry is produced. Meet your winemaker host and learn what makes the local sherry so special as you tour the grounds and see wooden casks in the cellars. Taste a delectable selection of sweet and dry sherry varieties in a unique atmosphere. Then, go to the Royal Andalusian School of Equestrian Art to watch an authentic horse ballet. Marvel at the choreography, based on traditional and cowboy methods of taming wild horses, all set to Spanish music. Next, travel along the Costa de la Luz en route to the city of Cádiz. Follow your local guide to the cathedral in the historic city center, and get some free time to enjoy lunch and explore on your own. 

Jerez de la Frontera: Palacio Domecq Entrance Ticket

3. Jerez de la Frontera: Palacio Domecq Entrance Ticket

Reserve your entrance ticket for the Domecq Palace in Jerez. Within its walls, you will not only find the beauty of exceptional architecture, but you will also experience the tradition and know-how of a family that left its mark on the city of Jerez and the world. Admire the arcitecture of a typical Jerez bourgeois house from the latter second half of the 18th century. Admire a ornate home built by the aristocracy and the bourgeoisie winemakers established in the city. With a quadrangular floor plan, it is structured by a large central courtyard of Italian marble, and a three-story facade with majestic balconies that give way to one of the best views of Jerez. The history of the palace is linked to one of the families with the longest winemaking tradition in Spain and Europe. Discover a symbol of social and commerical power in the city of Jerez de la Frontera.

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What people are saying about Jerez de la Frontera

Overall rating

3.9 / 5

based on 308 reviews

super trip, lots of sherry to taste, horse show was different to what I expected but worth while, finally visiting Cadiz was a welcome end to the trip although was quite busy due to two cruise ships docked, Guide was excellent giving info about Seville and the towns we visited.

Marta is an enthusiastic guide and showed us lot so beautiful and also surprising items of Jerez. Not just old buildings with years but small nice details like the dolphins. We really enjoyed it! Also the description and information was send in front in a clear mail.

Marta was a lovely tour guide with tons of information and knowledge. She was very enthusiastic and clearly loved Jerez.

Marie was a brilliant tour guide! Loads of info on the city and she was super cheerful and lovely. Really recommend

I was the only visitor. The guide took her time. A wonderful building owned by a very interesting family.