Andalusian horses. Jerez de la Frontera organizes every year in July the Jerez horse fair. Horses and flamenco play a vital role in this fair. You do not need to visit during this time to enjoy the Andalusian horses. The Royal Andalusian school of equestrian art trains horses and runs shows that are the delight of adults and children alike.
The Cathedral. Built above an old mosque (this can be best seen in the patio with orange trees inside the cathedral), the cathedral of Jerez is one of the mos recent cathedrals in Spain. It was previously considered as a collegiate church and only since 1980 it became a cathedral. A beautiful Mudejar style tower and a harmonious mix of architectural styles (baroque, neoclassical and gothic) make it a very special place, though our favorite attraction is the outstanding painting by Zurbaran in one of the chapels.
Alcazar de Jerez de la Frontera. Though this Alcazar is not as impressive as the Alcazar in Seville or the Alcazar in Cordoba, it is yet worth visiting. The Alcazar dates back to the 11th century and the octagonal tower which is in place is from the late 12th century. There are Moorish baths inside the Alcazar. You will enjoy its Patio de Armas at the entrance, gardens that introduce us to the Moorish atmosphere and a beautiful mosque which was converted into the chapel of Santa María la Real. Most people enjoy the most fantastic views of Jerez de la Frontera from the tower of the palace.
Sherry wine. Jerez de la Frontera boasts over 20 wineries that produce sherry wine. Some of these bodegas offer fantastic architecture besides interesting tours to understand the history and today´s reality of sherry. Sherry is one of the finest wines in the world and despite its popularity has dropped in recent decades, it is overall unique, and difficult to produce. A drink with a very strong British influence, it has shaped the culture of Jerez as much as horses and flamenco.