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Jerez de la Frontera, Costa de la Luz
Holidays in Jerez de la Frontera


Jerez de la Frontera is a beautiful historical city in Costa de la Luz, on the south west coast of Spain, founded by the Phoenicians with the name of Xera, during the Middle Ages.

Jerez is very popular for its wines, horses and flamenco. For wines; the Jerez-Sherry appellation of origin embraces the triangle formed by Jerez, Sanlúcar de Barrameda and El Puerto de Santa María.

Attractions & Things to Do in Jerez de la Frontera

A visit to the Royal Andalusian Academy of Equestrian Art and watch the famous cartujano horses perform is one of the best attractions in Jerez de la Frontera together with participating to a Flamenco night listen to Flamenco.

Sights and places of interest in Jerez de la Frontera include; the Baroque and Neoclassical Cathedral which stands on the site of a mosque; Arab baths at the Torre del Homenaje (Tower of Homage), the palaces of the Marquess of Montana, the Riquelme family and the Carthusian monastery.

Jerez de la Frontera also has an Olympic stadium, a zoo, an Exhibition Hall and a motor racing circuit which hosts world-championship motor-cycle racing.

La Atalaya Museums and the Andalusian Flamenco Centre are the two museums in Jerez de la Frontera worth a visit.

As for outdoor sports; Jerez de la Frontera is very popular especially for golf lovers. The two golf clubs & resorts (Sherry Golf Jerez and Montecastillo Hotel & Golf Resort) are great golf resorts in Costa de la Luz.


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