Jerez de la Frontera

Jerez de la Frontera is synonymous to the word sherry, as the translation of jerez is sherry. Jerez is filled with wine cellars (or bodegas) that you can visit to get a whiff, sniff, sip and taste of the excellent sherry that this town produces.

jerez de la fronteraBodegas in Jerez de la Frontera

    Pedro Domecq
  • Address: Calle San Ildefonso 3
  • Telephone: +34 956 151 500
    Gonzales Byass
  • Address: Calle Manuel Gonzalez
  • Telephone: +34 956 357 000
    Emilio Lustau
  • Address: Plaza del Cubo, n 4
  • Telephone: +34 956 341 597

These bodegas offer unforgettable delights, not just for the wine and sherry they produce, but also for the architectural and cultural experience. Some of the wineries have existed for centuries and are architectural treasures in themselves , boasting gardens, patios, buildings and the huge grape vines that fill the fields with a pleasant green. What’s more, you get the chance to familiarize yourself with the methods that are used in producing sherry.

Now, don’t think that sherry is all you will ever get to experience in Jerez de la Frontera, as the town is also famous for its white horses. Do visit the Real Escuela de Arte Equestre (Royal Equestrian Academy). Set in a graceful mansion, the Royal Equestrian Academy is where you will witness a truly unique spectacle: dancing horses. This high-precision equestrian ballet is quite a sight, as are the other shows – flamenco and other cultural dances and music. If you are not able to catch the show, you can watch them train the horses any day of the week.

Jerez de la Frontera: Other Highlights

    The Clock Museum
      With its collection of more than 300 clocks that hark back to the 16th to 19th century, it has one of the most extensive collections in Europe. The museum is also renowned for the peacocks that freely roam the grounds of the palace in which the museum is housed.
    Museo de Arte Flamenco
      Here, you can see an extensive collection of musical instruments that were made exclusively for the art of flamenco.
    Moorish Baths
      Jerez was once part of the Cordoba caliphate. The baths are just among the proofs of Muslim rule in this region.

Jerez de la Frontera is only 45 minutes from Cadiz City and offers the visitor a charming tour of the past. The town is not just known for its sherries and horses, it also has a strong flamenco tradition. Early in the year, the town celebrates the Flamenco Festival, where world-renowned performers participate in the half-a-month long festivities. If you are not able to make it in time for the festival, you can always catch a flamenco performance in Jerez de la Frontera's Santiago neighborhood.

For more inquiries about a trip to Jerez de la Frontera, visit the Jerez Tourism Information Office at Edificio Los Claustros.