Sherry, horses and plenty of sunshine
Jerez de la Frontera in Andalusia is known for two things: fortified wine and horses. The town is the cradle of Spanish sherry. Accordingly, some of its main attractions are sherry bodegas that offer guided tours and sherry tastings.
Nestled between the sea and the mountains, Jerez de la Frontera is no distance from the Costa de la Luz where lovely beach holidays can be enjoyed – in Cádiz, the capital of the province, for instance, which is less than a thirty-minute drive from Jerez. The "coast of light" attracts beach lovers and also surfers with 300 sunny days a year. If you want to go a little further, take the car to the Costa del Sol, the "Coast of the Sun", towards Marbella and Málaga.
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Edelweiss tips for Jerez de la Frontera
Sightseeing in your Jerez de la Frontera holidays
The Jerez de la Frontera Cathedral and many churches worth seeing, for example San Miguel and San Dionisio, adorn the old town. View in maps
The oldest building in the city is the Moorish Alcázar fortress, originally built in the eleventh century. View in maps
Horses are very important in Jerez de la Frontera. The Feria del Caballo horse fair is held here at the beginning of May. Especially recommended: performance at the Royal Andalusian Riding School. View in maps