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Jerez de la Frontera is known and famous for its wines, horses, flamenco and its annual motorcycle GP circuit. This coastal city is filled with medieval streets, legends, manor houses and aristocratic palaces with the hints of Andalusian farmhouses, preserves a historic centre declared a historic and artistic site.
The beauty of Jerez is accompanied by the aromas of regional gastronomy, in which Jerez-Xeres-Sherry and Manzanilla-Sanlúcar de Barrameda stand out. That is why in our Free Tour of Jerez we include the possibility of visiting a winery during the tour, offering the traveler the opportunity to get to know this winemaking tradition up close.
Jerez was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Xera. Already during the Middle Ages, this city was a place of border incursions as it was on the limits of the Kingdom of Granada, under Muslim rule. When the Catholic Monarchs conquered it, it was already known for the excellence of its wines.
The breeding of horses of the Carthusian race, which began during the Middle Ages, is closely linked to the development of this Andalusian city. This is where the Horse Fair takes place, a festival declared of International Tourist Interest, where the absolute protagonists are the horse and the rider.
On the other hand, the Muslim heritage is evident in various historical monuments of Jerez de la Frontera, such as the walls, the Alcazar and the Mosque, the latter being today the chapel of Santa María la Real.
The Alcazar, adorned with octagonal towers, is a stone's throw from the Cathedral, considered the main Christian symbol of the city.
The oldest part of this town, which is surrounded by the old walls, has valuable examples of religious and civil architecture, such as the churches of Santa Mateo and San Lucas, and the palaces of Riquelme and Pemartín. This former aristocratic residence currently houses the Andalusian Flamenco Centre. It is a good place to learn more about this art through its audiovisual facilities, specialized library and sound library.
Come with us to Jerez, the city of wine, flamenco, horses and speed. With our Free Tours you will discover a city full of sensations and history.