A walk through the vineyards
JEREZ DE LA FRONTERA
This city is an ideal destination for a short break and there is so much to see, to experience and to feel, that you will easily be able to fill one or two days.
Spend the day visiting the city of Jerez, which is cultural and economic centre of the D.O. of Sherry Wine and Brandy and also the world centre of Flamenco and the culture of the horse.
Breakfast: Start the day with a hearty breakfast to get ready to visit and experience the city. We recommend trying the homemade churros at the La Vega café opposite the market in Plaza Esteve.
In the morning
Stroll through the old part of Jerez and discover some of its most delight spots and monuments: the Cathedral, the Arab Fortress (12th century), an example of Almohad architecture whose walled complex is home to the Mosque, Arab Baths and the Keep, where there is a Camera Obscura that is a different way of visiting the city. Then, wander through the Plaza de la Asunción, Plaza del Caballo, and past the aristocratic mansions and the Gothic, Mudejar and Renaissance churches, which are just of the gems of this city brimming with history.
And of course, a real must is "How the Andalusian Horses Dance" at the Royal Andalusian School of Equestrian Art", a unique performance in the world, where the rider, horse and music merge to become one. Another unique equestrian show is at the Yeguada La Cartuja, the Carthusian horse stud farm.
We recommend trying out the tapas at the city's bars and eateries to get a wider idea of the excellent dishes that combine local produce with the best of the sea. If you prefer to sit down to a meal, the city boasts some of the province's best restaurants. Just check out the Guide
In the afternoon
Visit the La Atalaya Centre Museums: The Palace of Time and The Mystery of Jerez
We have some recommended activities for you if you are travelling with children:
-Jerez Zoo one of the oldest in Spain. There are over 1,200 animals from 225 species and 400 botanical species. The zoo is home to a large number of threatened species, in danger of extinction, which are part of a major research and conservation project that makes it one of the most important zoos in the country.
-Kariba Crocodile Farm which is the only one of its kind in Spain
In the morning
Visit one of the more than 25 wineries in the city. There is a variety of options, from tasting sessions, breakfasts, lunches, horse riding, Flamenco shows, and even Tai Chi! among the vines.
And you can even find paintings and art from down the centuries on their walls, either it be a Picasso (Bodegas del Real Tesoro), or one of the private collections of the best Spanish painting of all times: Goya, Velázquez, Zurbarán, etc. Bodegas Tradición or the Tío Pepe icon (Bodegas González Byass)
Information on all the wineries
Sherry Museum - Bodegas Williams & Humbert
In the afternoon
There is no better way to spend the afternoon than relaxing in an Arab bath
La Vinoteca- Bar-tapas-tastings - gourmet store
Más que vinos- tastings - wine advisory service - gourmet store
El Volapié Paseo de las Delicias
Tabanco San Pablo c/San Pablo,12
El Tabanco Plaza Rafael Rivero, s/n
Tabanco Plateros c/ Francos,1
Dinner and Flamenco shows
Plaza de Silos, 7
c/ Conocedores,28Tle: 647743832
Tablao del Bereber-also for a drink and a disco
Spanish courses for foreigners
Cultural activities and festivities
Jerez Flamenco Festival - March
Motos World Championnat- April
Holy Week - April
Horse Fair - May
Wine Harvest Festivities - September
Autumn Festival - October