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Really a great place to be based. Enough to do in the town as well as touring around. Some excellent restaurants a spitting distance from the flat. Very friendly people at the tourist information. Lots of atmosphere at night and flamenco opportunities.

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Jerez de la Frontera

Jerez de la Frontera is the capital of sherry production and lies some nine miles inland from the sea between Cadiz and Seville in the south of Spain; it’s one the of three main sherry towns, the coastal towns of Sanlucar de Barrameda at the mouth of the river Guadalquivir, and Puerto de Santa Maria, being its two counterparts Between
them they produce virtually all the genuine sherry that is shipped to the rest of the world. 

History
Jerez de la Frontera dates back to the Moorish occupation, and even at this time it became famous for its sweet wines, which the British pronounced "sherry". It is called "de la Frontera" because it once stood on the frontier between the Moorish and the Christian realms.

The home of sherry

There is not much difference between the wines of Jerez and Puerto de Santa Maria, except that the latter are more noted for their fino and amontillado types of sherry. Sanlucar, however, produces quite different wines: all the Manzanilla is made there, with its distinctive fresh flavour that cannot be reproduced anywhere else. 

The distinctive wine in Jerez has been exported for centuries, it was even praised by Shakespeare. It is distinctive because the strong sun gives the
grapes a high sugar content.

British merchants have been involved in the wine trade here for centuries, producing and shipping a
fortified wine known as sherry. Famous names of these dynasties can be seen here over the doors of the bodegas; Sandeman, John Harvey, Domecq, Gonzalez Byass.

Equestrian art
Jerez de la Frontera is also famous for its love of equestrian sport, the famous stallions of the Real
Escuela Andaluza del Arte Ecuestre, put on some magnificent performances through the streets during the festival periods.

Flamenco
Jerez de la Frontera has a long-standing flamenco tradition, making it an excellent place to witness this extraordinary art.

The Centro Andaluz de Flamenco is housed in the Palacio de Penmartín, which stands on the Plaza de San Juan, No. 1.

Cultural attractions
The town has a beautiful old quarter, which dates back to its Moorish occupation; a beautiful area with palm lined squares, an old Moorish fortress and a number of ancient churches.

Eating out
Eating out in Jerez is a wonderful experience, with many dishes using the local sherry to give the cuisine a distinct flavour. Shellfish and fish are also popular, and there are some excellent restaurants serving the finest local cuisine and ingredients.

Getting there
Jerez has its own airport, Aeropuerto de la Parra, 7 kilometres north of the town on the road to Seville.

Climate
The climate in Jerez de la Frontera is predominantly Mediterranean, with generally hot and dry summers and mild winters.  The area is considered a year round destination. 

 

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Reviews for Jerez de la Frontera

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Really a great place to be based. Enough to do in the town as well as touring around. Some excellent restaurants a spitting distance from the flat. Very friendly people at the tourist information. Lots of atmosphere at night and flamenco opportunities.


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Really clean and wonderful areas of golden sands.
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This city is extremely interesting and is one of the best areas we have visited. The people are very friendly and helpful and there is a fantastic choice of restaurants and bars. Festivities during our stay were very entertaining and the procession on 5th January was spectacular. There is a multitude of classical interest available and the Jerez website is very informative as is the Office de Tourism who went out of their way to be helpful.


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We visited several coastal towns which are all interesting in their own way but we are not beech people so cannot comment on these.
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Jerez is a quiet city about 90 Km south of Seville (Sevilla). It has fewer historical or cultural sights than many cities in Spain, but it is easy to fall into the rhythm and cadence of normal Spanish life in Jerez. It has a few good restaurants, but we enjoyed buying fresh fish and meat at the Mercado central and cooking our own meals.


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Easy to drive down to the coast. We took a day trip to Algeciras and Gibraltar. Great fun and the coastline and the Mediterranean were beautiful!
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Very conveniently located for day trips to Cadiz, beaches, Seville, (all by train) hill towns and great mountain scenery (if you have access to a car). The locals are friendly, it is not overly touristy, there is an excellent choice of quality restaurants and bars and lots to see and do locally culture wise.


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Golden beaches, not over developed, family friendly, very pleasant. Nothing like the Costa del Sol! A car is necessary for access to the more remote and less frequented beaches
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A cute town, busy during the day-quiet at night. Perfect for walking around and discovering the hidden sites. Perfect to make nearby- and further away tours, from the White villages to Gibraltar, nature reserves and the Atlantic coast.


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From busy Cádiz to sleepy Sanlucar and Chipiona: a Delight and adventure to tour around.
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Lively,friendly and very cheap.


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Very Spanish.
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Very enjoyable. Great food, friendly people, and even though we had other destinations in mind in our vacation plans, we cancelled those and spent the whole time in Jerez.


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Did not to there
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Very charming city, lovely people, not many tourists (which is great). If you want to get to know Spain (Andalusia) and its people, this is the place to go! Flamenco, Sherry, Horses... lots to do and see here. And it is a good starting point for different excursions, for example to the coast (25 min), Sevilla, Cadiz, Ronda and a lot more. Good public transportation with a train or bus to those places. Very clean city!


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Very beautiful beaches, clean beach and water, long sandy beaches for walking.
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Jerez is a favourite holiday location - the historic centre is a perfect size for being able to walk everywhere and there is such a wealth of interesting activities and sites to explore - sherry bodegas, the flamenco cultural centre, many historic churches, lovely plazas and tree-lined streets, the castle, even a zoo and botanical garden all within walking distance of the centre. And in between, there is no lack of good restaurants, friendly cafes and bars and relaxed, open people in general. Train and bus connections to other cities and towns (Seville, Cadiz, Arcos de la Frontera, etc) are good and easily visited and explored within a day's outing. Live music here, in the home of flamenco, is widely available, in venues ranging from the Theatre Villamarta to clubs and smaller bars and penas, and it is not unusual to have impromptu music performed in restaurants, bars and cafes when friends get together. Always a rewarding stay.


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Our mid-winter holidays dont involve a lot of time on the coast, but the coastal towns and cities, especially Cadiz, retain a wonderful sense of relation to what was once the Spanish empire.
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I loved Jerez - it is one of the cities that will stay in my heart forever.


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The beach that I liked most is Playa de la Victoria in Cadiz
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For flamenco lovers fantastic!


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Wonderful beaches, the best coast in hole Spain!
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it retains a strong traditional spanish culture which is wonderful. It offers a range of interesting locations to visit. ,


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Our visit to Cadiz proved very worthwhile and I would recommend the rail service from Jerez which was very efficient. The counntryside on route is not very inspiring but the approach to Cadiz with the Atlantic on one side and the vast natural harbour on the other is worth seeing.
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The old town was very pretty. Delicious food


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El palmar was a beautiful beach.
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It was a beautiful old town with great train and bus access to local beaches and the south coast of spain


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Nice sandy beaches in Cadiz and sanlucar visited
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Jerez combines wine (sherry), food and history and there are lots of places to visit in the area (Cadiz, Sanlucar, Seville, beaches).


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Lovely sandy beaches, some with exciting waves. Water not too cold either.
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While it doesn't have all the big highlights of the bigger cities, we enjoyed walking around Jerez, going to a performance at the Spanish Riding School and a tour of Sandemann's. Jerez de la Frontera is a great jumping off point for doing day trips in the surrounding area.


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The only coastal town we visited was Cadiz. It's an industrial area, but we enjoyed our walk in the gardens there.
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It s a nice big-small town, I like it a lot!


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Sanlúcar, Puerto, Cádiz
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An attractive town with a wide variety of attractions within easy walking reach. Plenty of bars, restaurants and shops at reasonable prices. Good public transport within the town and good rail and bus links to other places at low prices.


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Visited the beach at Sanlucar using public transport from Jerez. Long, sandy and clean. A number of fish restaurants but rather pricey.
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A nice town with a lot of old buildings and terrases. Also little old streets. The people are very friendly.


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The coast is nice and Cadiz is also a nice town at the coast. Lovely boulevard too.
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