Top 10s - Jerez

Andalucia.com´s top 10 for Jerez © Michelle Chaplow
Andalucia.com´s top 10 things to see and do in Jerez

Jerez top 10s

Jerez de la Frontera is one of Andalucia’s most delightful small cities. Rich in culture and gastronomy, the Cadiz town is famous for sherry, horses and flamenco.

1. Alcazar

11th century fortress-palacewith well-preserved Arab baths, fortified walls, apothecary, and patio gardens with flowers and pools. More>

2. Cathedral

This 18th-century cathedral is home to an exceptional Zurbaranpainting – La Niña Virgen (the Virgin Girl). More >

3. Sherry bodegas

No visit to the home of sherry (or Xerez) is complete without a visit one of the 100-odd sherry “cathedrals”, from large-scale Gonzalez-Byass to more boutique bodegas like Tradicion and Estevez, with their fabulous art collections. More>

4. Equestrian excitements

Jerez is famous for its horses, which take pride of place (along with the sherry, of course), at the annual Feria del Caballo, in May. You can see them perform their elegant “dancing” at the Royal Equestrian School every Thursday. More>

5. Motor-racing Circuit

Just outside the city, towards Arcos de la Frontera, is the motor-racing circuit, where the Spanish Moto GP is held in early May every year. More>

6. Clock museum

In the Atalaya Palace, this museum has a collection of more than 300 clocks dating from medieval times.  Beautiful gardns too, a great family day out. More>

7. Tabanco sherry bars

Jerez is the place for a tapas and a sherry; try the traditional tabancos, where they serve sherry straight from the barrel. More>

8. Market

Jerez has an excellent fish market. Look out for the almadraba tuna from the Cadiz coast, as well as the famous Sanlucar prawns. More>

9. Flamenco

Jerez has a long-standing flamenco tradition - legendary performers such as Jose Merce and Lola Flores hail from here. There’s also a flamenco museum. More>

10. Sherry Triangle

Continuing with the sherry theme, Jerez is at the apex of the “Sherry Triangle”, which also includes the seaside towns of Sanlucar de Barrameda and El Puerto de Santa Maria. More>

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