Jerez is known throughout the world for its sherry wines, the Carthusian horses it breeds, as the birthplace of flamenco and for motor sports
A charming city where both the traditional and modern co-exist in perfect harmony. We invite you to enjoy its many attractions: take a walk around its bustling historic centre, designated a national heritage site of historical and artistic interest, discover its history and architectural heritage with its singular buildings, monuments, museums and collections, enjoy the show at the Equestrian School, palaces, wineries, churches and convents, mansion houses, the old Jewish quarter, squares, streets and alleyways lined with orange trees, or indulge in tapas whilst you enjoy the best of flamenco in local tabanco sherry bars and tablaos.
One of the most outstanding attractions is the Alcázar de Jerez and its Ramparts, the oldest building in the city, dating back to the Almohad period, with its old Mosque, Arab Baths, Villavicencio Palace and a Camera Obscura from where the whole city can be observed in amazing detail.
Beside the Alcázar stands the Cathedral, built upon the site of the old Great Mosque. Its bell tower provides a spectacular panoramic view of the city. On the outskirts of the city we find the Monastery of Santa María de la Defensión, designated a National Monument of Historic and Artistic Interest, the architectural ensemble of greatest artistic value in the province of Cádiz.
Jerez is the city that, throughout its history, has provided Flamenco with its most important artists, such as Lola Flores, La Paquera, Fernando Terremoto and Antonio Chacón. In the popular quarters of the city of longstanding Flamenco tradition, such as San Miguel and Santiago, whose churches are well worth visiting, likewise the churches of San Dionisio, San Mateo, San Lucas, San Marcos and the church of Santo Domingo, which all combine to make Jerez one of the Andalusian cities with the most relevant religious and cultural heritage.