Welcome to Jerez, where its art will leave you breathless

Jerez de la Frontera has a lot to offer to all its visitors, from the pride of its most universal heritage, flamenco and its bulerías, its generous wines, the art of horses, the roar of the Motorcycle World Championship, its elegant Fair and a dozen palaces and wineries, in this dynamic city. The character and tradition of its people make this city one of the most passionate in Spain.

Practical information


Best time to travel to Jerez

  • High season (Apr-May, July-Aug and December) Main tourist season, points of interest, parties and complete local events.
  • Mid season (March, June and September) Months with excellent climate and free of agglomerations.
  • Low season (Oct-Nov and Jan-Feb) Museums and quiet attractions, ideal for exploring the city.

Weather in Jerez

  • Winter (Dec-Feb) Blue skies, but cold humid at night with temperatures between 15ºC maximum and 5ºC minimum.
  • Spring (May-May) Ideal for getaways, with mild temperatures around 15-25ºC.
  • Summer (Jun-Aug) Dry heat surpassing daily 30-35ºC during the day.
  • Autumn (sep-nov) Stable temperatures and very pleasant summers between 25-20ºC.

How to get to Jerez

Jerez International Airport \'La Parra\'

The small and modern International Airport of Jerez 'La Parra' (XRY - Aena Airport) is 11 km northeast of the city. The number of international flights continues to grow with connections to London Stansted (Ryanair), Dusseldorf ( Condor Flugdienst), Frankfurt (Condor Flugdienst, Ryanair) and Hamburg (Condor Flugdienst).

The national routes are centered in Madrid (Iberia), Barcelona (Vueling, Ryanair), Bilbao (Vueling) and Palma de Mallorca (Vueling).

In the terminal there is a change of currencies, ATMs, Duty Free store, Cádiz tourist information desk, free Wi-Fi zone and car rental companies (Sixt, Enterprise Rent a Car, Europcar, Avis, Hertz, Firefly).

  • Several bus lines connect the airport with the center of Jerez in an estimated travel time of 30 minutes. The main line is the M-050. More info
  • The airport is connected by train to Jerez de la Frontera, El Puerto de Santa Maria, Puerto Real, San Fernando and Cádiz through the C-1 line of Cercanías and the service of Media Distancia Sevilla-Cádiz. The estimated travel time to Jerez de la Frontera is 9 minutes. More info
  • In the taxi services from the airport to the city center, urban rates apply. The official price for the journey to or from the airport is from € 15.30. More info

Jerez Train Station

The train station of Jerez is comfortable, organized and practical, with toilets, car rental, cafeteria, ticket sales service, parking and adapted for the handicapped.

Its main destinations are the cities of Cádiz, Sevilla, Córdoba and Madrid. It is located in Plaza de la Estación, Jerez. More info

Jerez Bus Station

The Jerez bus station has 21 docks, as well as a rest area and storage room, with the main routes to Cádiz, El Puerto de Santa María, Algeciras, Granada and Seville.

It is located in Plaza de la Estación, Jerez and the main company is COMES. More info

How to get around Jerez

  • The traveler can travel in urban buses. Son baratos y frecuentes. Un billete cuesta 1,10 € y dispones más de 18 líneas para moverte por toda la ciudad. Más info
  • The horse-drawn carriages congregate in the Plaza Arenal corner with Calle Armas and in the Alameda Cristina. The price for the carriage ride is approximately € 40 and it offers a wide tour of the historic city center with a duration of 45 minutes.
  • Taxis in the city are plentiful and the fastest way to get around. You can stop in the street or take them at a stop. The main stops of the center are Alameda Cristina, Plaza Esteve and Plaza Monti next to Plaza Arenal.
  • Finally, you can walk around the center of the city on foot, since the distances are very short and the various points of interest very close to each other.

Telephones and Addresses of Interest

  • Emergencies - 112
  • Local Police - 956 149 900 - Avenida de la Comedia
  • National Police - 091 - Plaza del Arroyo 46
  • Civil Guard - 062 - Paseo de las Delicias 7
  • Taxi - 956 344 860
  • Firemen - 080
  • Post Office - 956 326 733 - Calle Cerrón 2
  • Tourist Office - 956 338 874 - Plaza Arenal

What to see, what to do


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Jerez Alcazar

The Alcázar of Jerez de la Frontera, is a set of fortified buildings of Almohad origin (one of the few examples that exist in the Iberian Peninsula), XII century, which were later added palatial baroque buildings, and which is one of the the main monuments of the city. It is located in the southwestern corner of the wall that surrounded the city, next to the Alameda Vieja.

The entrance includes a visit to the mosque, the parade ground, the gardens, the arab baths, the patio of San Fernando and the Palace of Villavicencio.

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Cathedral of Jerez and Church of San Miguel

The Cathedral of the Diocese of Asidonia-Jerez, was built on the main Arab mosque that existed in the city during the Muslim occupation, dating from the eighteenth century and it combines the Gothic, Baroque and Neoclassical styles. It is located in the Plaza de la Encarnación and very close to the Alcázar. More Info

The Church of San Miguel was declared a National Historic-Artistic Monument in 1931. Of Gothic style, the beginning of its construction dates from the late fifteenth century as a plea for its citizens to the Catholic Monarchs. It is located in the Plaza de San Miguel and your visit will not disappoint. More Info

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Cloisters of Santo Domingo

The Cloisters of Santo Domingo are 13th century cloisters that King Alfonso X yielded to the Dominican Order, and constitute one of the jewels of Gothic architecture in Andalusia, a good of cultural interest and historical heritage of Spain and currently a space of cultural use of first order in Jerez.

They are located on Calle Marqués de Casa-Domecq, 4 and it is a mandatory stop on your visit to the city.

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Monastery of the Cartuja de Santa María de la Defensión

It was one of the first national monuments declared a Historic-Artistic Monument in the year 1856. The Cartuja de Santa María de la Defensión is located at the exit of the city and it is the monumental ensemble with the highest artistic value in the province of Cádiz. Initial architectural style corresponds to late Gothic and dates from the fifteenth century.

At the moment the nuns of Bethlehem reside and can be visited in certain hours and days of the week. You can locate it on Jerez-Algeciras Km 4. Road

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González Byass 'Tio Pepe' Wineries

The history of this mythical winery dates back to 1835, when Manuel María González Ángel arrived in Jerez and acquired a winery to produce and export his wines. González teamed up with his agent in England, Robert Blake Byass, and with them Bodega González was born Byass. The company continues to be a family company and its wines include Tio Pepe and its brandies Soberano and Lepanto.

Touring the monumental complex that make up these wineries is a delight for the passionate about wine. They can be found at 12th Manuel María González Street.

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Royal Andalusian School of Equestrian Art

The Royal Andalusian School of Equestrian Foundation is a Spanish dressage institution and among its objectives include the maintenance of various forms of traditional dressage and Andalusian horse.

Founded by Álvaro Domecq Romero in 1973, has its headquarters in the Duke Palace of Abrantes and since 1987 King Juan Carlos is its honorary president. Do not hesitate to visit it and see its unique equestrian show in the world 'How the Andalusian Horses Dance'.

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Tabancos Route

Wine and flamenco are two of the hallmarks of Jerez, if we add a good meeting between friends and the occasional snack, the result is found in the typical tabancos that dot the center of the city.

Emerged at the beginning of the 20th century, they are centers for social gatherings, leisure and flamenco singing, all watered with fine, palo cortado, oloroso, amontillado or Pedro Ximénez served in short glasses and directly from the boots that preside over the premises.

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Flamenco

Jerez is considered the 'Cradle of Flamenco Art'. This city has been since the last century, the city that more and better singers, dancers and guitarists has given to the history of Flamenco.

Jerez offers the best flamenco on a daily basis in its famous flamenco tablaos, as well as very interesting flamenco shows: from flamenco recitals in the numerous flamenco clubs, flamenco lessons, the traditional Bulería party at the end of August and the famous International Flamenco Festival. Flamenco in the months of February and March.

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You can't miss


Intenational Flamenco Festival

The International Festival of Flamenco in Jerez offers a wide and qualified sample of the most genuine and significant artistic manifestation of this city: flamenco, more specifically: it is the dance of the Festival's storyline.

The Festival is not considered exclusively as a broadcast program; It also welcomes formative demonstrations, support for creation and meeting with other arts. The more than 40 courses and workshops with students from more than 30 countries highlight the international dimension of the exhibition.

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Holy Week

Declared of National Tourist Interest February 25, 1993, and at the expense of being declared of International Tourist Interest, the Holy Week of Jerez de la Frontera  is a great religious, social and cultural event that commemorates the Passion, Death and Resurrection of Christ.

The Holy Week of Jerez can boast a rich artistic heritage, together with the high number of brotherhoods, the largest after Seville, and together with the presence of the typical flamenco saeta, make this Holy Week one of the most important Spain.

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Spanish MotoGP Championship

The Motorcycle Grand Prix of Spain which takes place at the Jerez circuit, is one of the most popular and multitudinous events of the MotoGP Championship and the main reference of a city that passionately follows the motorcycling competition.

At the beginning of May, Jerez becomes the epicenter of all eyes with the celebration of a high-level sporting event. For the experts, the best concentration in Europe and according to the organizers, the largest in the world with more than 50,000 motorcycles in Jerez and its surroundings.

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Horse Fair

Wine, flamenco and horse are the main protagonists that have their own life in one of the most representative festivals of Jerez, the Horse Fair

Declared of international tourist interest, it is celebrated a week after the April Fair in Seville and before the Romería del Rocío.

Throughout the week, the Real de la Feria, in Gonzalez Hontoria Park, will be filled with light and color, with hitch-riders, riders and amazons, wine glasses, dancing and singing, and hundreds of booths that will open their doors to enjoy of the Fair with more tradition of Jerez.

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Harvest Festival

Jerez de la Frontera celebrates, in the month of September, the Harvest Festival, declared of touristic interest in Andalusia, which coincides with the beginning of the harvest, a benchmark in the activity of the city.

La Pisa de la Uva, gastronomy, street theater, music and popular culture fill the streets of Jerez with joy and fun. This festival does not lack flamenco shows, horseback riding and equestrian exhibitions and visits to wineries, as well as wine tastings, exhibitions and contests.

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Zambombas

From the last weekend of November to Christmas Eve, it begins one of the most beautiful celebrations in Jerez, the art of flamenco conjugates its verb with the idiosyncrasy of Zambombas. In many squares and streets resonates the hoarse zambomba and the improvised tenors choruses.

From the end of the 18th century, on the eve of Christmas Eve, friends and family gathered to sing Christmas carols. Today as then, the spirit delivered, happy and carefree celebration makes anyone can start and join the group. Visit the neighborhoods of San Miguel and Santiago, where their flamenco zambombas stand out.

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