Cadiz Province - Sherry Towns

© Michelle Chaplow Jerez de la frontera, the Sherry capital of Andalucia.
Jerez de la frontera, the Sherry capital of Andalucia.

North of Cadiz is the so-called sherry triangle, its corners marked by three towns sprinkled with producers of sherry and brandy whose bodegas (wine cellars) can be visited. Jerez de la Frontera is renowned for its sherry, as well as having a longstanding equestrian tradition and a claim to being the home of flamenco.

A port at the mouth of the Guadalquivir river, Sanlúcar de Barrameda is also famous for its bodegas where you can sample its acclaimed manzanilla, a dry sherry. You can access the Doñana National Park from Sanlúcar via boat. A popular destination for city dwellers from Cadiz and Seville, the third town in the triangle is El Puerto de Santa María, which has a smattering of fine mansions as evidence of its wealth in the 18th century and some superb seafood restaurants and bars.

Towns

Jerez de la Frontera   El Puerto de Santa María
Jerez de la Frontera became famous throughout the world for its sweet wines named after the town, which the British pronounced "sherry".
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One of Cadíz's best kept secrets with a good beach Playa Puntillo and a town centre which is refreshingly traffic free.
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Sanlúcar de Barrameda   Puerto Real
Situated at the northern tip of the sherry triangle, 8 km from Chipiona, the delightful small town of San Lucar
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Puerto Real lies with the sea and marshes to one side and extensive pine forests to the other.
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Parks

Doñana National Park   Puerto Real Natural Reserve
The Parque Nacional de Doñana is one of Europe's most important wetland reserves and a major site for migrating birds.
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This 839ha reserve is made up of three lakes, Taraje, San Antonio and Comisario, which are fed by rainwater and a nearby waterworks.
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