Jerez de la
Jerez has become famous across the borders due to its wine. This and its truly distinctive urban character are only part of what this region has to offer: Carthusian horse riding, the birthplace of flamenco, the host of the motor racing circuit, as well as the monuments in the city centre, granted the historic-artistic designation. Jerez is also home to the Royal Andalusian School of Equestrian Art and no end of wine cellars to visit and sample exquisite wine.
JEREZ IS IN A LUSH AREA OF COUNTRYSIDE FORMED BY THE FERTILE LOWLAND OF THE RIVER GUADALQUIVIR, JUST A FEW MINUTES AWAY FROM THE ATLANTIC BEACHES AND THE CÁDIZ MOUNTAIN RANGE.
Jerez de la Frontera's municipal area is the largest in the province and lies on a central strip running from the mountains down through the countryside, practically reaching the coast. Part of the mountains belong to Los Alcornocales Natural Park.
The countryside, across which the River Guadalete flows, is rich in agriculture, from the fertile plains to the dry lands, and also features places of interest such as the Lagunas de las Canteras y el Tejón.
The town, one of Andalusia's most typical and considered to be the home of flamenco, boasts an endless list of tourist attractions, ranging from monuments such as the Alcázar, Iglesia Santiago and San Miguelchurches, Catedral and Cartuja Monastery, to singular institutions like the Real Escuela de Arte Ecuestre, where the marvellous Carthusian horses, a unique Spanish-Arabic breed, can be admired, or the cellars where the famous Jerez wines are produced.
Not forgetting the Circuito de Velocidad, where international motorcycling and motor racing competitions are staged.