5 interesting things to do in Jerez de la Frontera, in addition to seeing wineries

Assumption Square in Jerez de la Frontera in Cádiz

Surely if you think about what activities you can do in a tourist trip to Jerez de la Frontera, in the Cádiz province, the first thing that comes to mind is visit wineries.

Indeed, Jerez is one of the great destinations of wine tourism in Spain thanks to its very famous wine sherry. and knowing some of its wineries is one of its attractions.

But the same goes for the nearby town of The Port of Santa de Santa María, where you can visit the Bodegas and the Osborne Bull Museum, in Jerez de la Frontera There are other interesting visits and activities that you can do.

Corner of the center of Jerez de la Frontera in Cádiz

What to see and do in Jerez de la Frontera

Here are some highlights activities to do during the visit of Jerez, beyond the essential visit of a winery.

Andalusian horse show

For example, a prominent attraction for tourists visiting Jerez are the shows of the Royal Andalusian School made with the purebred Spanish horsesspecifically the exhibition How Andalusian horses dance.

But in addition to wine tourism and Spanish horses, Sherry It is a destination that attracts foreigners in search of a cultural tourism.

For example, rather than going to see a flamenco show (there is only one tablao), foreign tourists arrive in Jerez interested in making aflamenco dance course.

Church of San Miguel in Jerez de la Frontera in Cádiz

Route through the historic center of Jerez

Jerez de la Frontera It is a city with a long history, with a history of the time of the Phoenicians, Romans and Muslims.

Of the latter are the walls of the old alcazar, and inside, remains of the mosque and the Arab baths.

It was at the time of Catholic kings when it began its great boom thanks to the trade of its wines promoted by the English.

On your walk through the center of Jerez you can see interesting heritage places, such as the beautiful Assumption Squarewhere is the Mudejar church of San Dionisio.

It is also worth noting the San Miguel's Church, in the most popular corner of the city, the gypsy neighborhood of San Miguel.

Cathedral of San Salvador in Jerez de la Frontera in Cádiz

And of course, the Jerez Cathedral, known as San Salvador, a very monumental baroque church whose bell tower is adjacent to the main building on an old Arab minaret.

In this regard, if instead of going on your own you prefer to visit accompanied by an expert guide in art and history, you can sign up for a guided tour of Jerez, with a duration of two hours, during which you will see its main heritage corners.

Or also to a more specific visit with the same duration, focused on knowing the Alcazar and the cathedral of Jerez.

Tapas by tabancos

Go for tapas in Jerez is synonymous with making a cigar route.

Gastronomy is one of the most prominent arguments for visit Jerez, but if you want to know the Jerez culture and live your environment, the best way is go tobaccos.

Tail of bull in Tabanco Las Banderillas in Jerez de la Frontera

The tobaccos Are the typical Jerez taverns, which have their origin in the traditional wine offices of Jerez.

Therefore, you will be in a tobacconist when the establishment has boots (barrels) and they serve you wine in bulk.

They have their origin in the 17th century, and above all they are meeting places where they sang Flemish.

Currently, in a cigar route you will have the opportunity to listen to a singer and to a guitarist, what they confer to the gastronomic experience A very special atmosphere.

In this regard you have the option to sign up for a tapas route through Jerez.

Tabanco The Passage in Jerez de la Frontera in Cádiz

Wine tourism in Jerez vineyards

If we talk about wine tourism, you will actually think about the tourist activity of visit wineries.

But in Jerez de la Frontera you will also have the possibility of visit vineyards, a different way of approaching the world of wine.

In the visit of the Jerez vineyards that he organizes Spirit Sherry you can delve into the wine culture walking through vineyards and knowing the whole process of planting, care and harvesting.

You will also enjoy a wine tasting where you will learn to distinguish the different elaborations of Sherry, and you will also have the opportunity to learn to pour the wine, which I assure you is not easy to do well.

Wine tourism in vineyards in Jerez de la Frontera in Cádiz

Baths in a hammam

And a good way to end your tourist day in Jerez is to enjoy the one baths hammam Arab.

If you have not visited a hammamI will tell you that it has nothing to do with a spa, since it is a bathhouse characteristic of Arab countries.

In the case of a tourist establishment such as Andalusian Hammam from Jerez de la Frontera, in a very pleasant atmosphere, with an Andalusian decoration, dim lights and music according to the experience, you can enjoy the baths with your partner or your friends.

The experience, which comes to last an hour and a half, includes the bathrooms that you must alternate with warm, hot and cold water, as well as a massage.

Do not stop go up to the hammam terrace to have a soda and enjoy the views of the cathedral of Jerez.

Water from Jerez at Las Cuadras tavern in Jerez de la Frontera

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