At Centro Andaluz De Flamenco you will discover everything you’ve ever wanted to know about this traditional dance. It was created by the Andalusian government to conserve the strong heritage of flamenco. This is not only a dance, but an artistic expression and a musical masterpiece.
For those interested in the art of wine and sherry making, why not visit some local manufacturers while in Jerez? Experts will guide you through the process of producing wine and you will sample some local wines and sherries of exceptional taste. Lustau Sherry Winery Calle Arcos 53, Jerez +34 956 341 597 [email protected] http://www.lustau.es Gonzalez Byass Calle Manuel María González 12, Jerez +34 956 357 016 [email protected] www.gonzalezbyass.com Álvaro Domecq Calle Madre de Dios, Jerez +34 956 339 634 www.alvarodomecq.com
This stud farm, located 6.5km outside of the city, is a must for horse lovers. Once a week, on Saturdays, Yeguada de la Cartuja puts on an impressive Carthusian horse show. You can also take a guided tour, get close to the horses and discover the history of this tradition.
Circuito de Velocidad de Jerez is a must-visit for all racing aficionados. The circuit is where the Spanish Grand Prix is held and, due to its good weather conditions, it is also a popular testing track for the Formula One Teams. Circuito de Velocidad also offers guided tours of the track and its surroundings.
Vejer, a picturesque town advantageously located hillside and overlooking the seafront, is a perfect day trip destination. The best option is to rent a car but it is also possible to get there by train and bus. The town is divided into an old medieval centre with narrow streets, and a newer and modern area.
Church of San Miguel is a beautiful church built between the 15th and the 18th century and has three architectural styles from different eras - Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque. The interior and the altarpiece are very impressive, with displays of saints making it a peaceful place to have a quiet moment.
Discover Jerez with this well organised Segway tour, where the knowledgeable guide will teach you how to use a Segway transporter, and afterwards will give you a historical overview of the city. This is definitely a fun activity for the whole family and will be one of the highlights of your trip.
From the outside, this restaurant doesn't appear that appealing to the world, but well inside you will feel the friendly and warm atmosphere. Efficient and service-minded waiters serve fresh and high quality dishes as well as a great selection of homemade desserts to choose from.
Located in downtown old Jerez, Restaurante La Cruz Blanca serves mouth-watering tapas made with fresh produce. From the menu you can also choose perfectly cooked tender steaks and a Spanish favorite, the paella. The place can get crowded due to its popularity so booking is advised.
Even though the restaurant is not located in the middle of the city centre, Bar Restaurante Albala is for sure worth a visit. This charming restaurant serves traditional first-class tapas dishes with a twist, all served by the attentive staff. The beautifully presented food is accompanied with a tasty wine or another beverage of your taste.
Beautifully cooked and well-presented food is served at Albores, where the innovative chef perfectly combines traditional Spanish food with a modern twist. Be prepared, this popular restaurant can get quite busy and the prices are slightly higher, but the quality of the cooking, presentation, wine and service makes it all worth it.
An ideal place to enjoy with friends and family over a cup of coffee or tea in an intimate and cosy setting, this cafe was founded in December 2008 and has a young and experienced team willing to give their guests the best service. On display are yummy pastries, ice cream and cakes.
Alfredo Café & Copas offers an endless list of sweets, so if you are craving for ice cream, smoothies, cakes or pastry, you have come to the right place. There are more than 40 different flavours of ice cream to choose from and the quality cakes are made in their own bakery daily. All this can be accompanied with coffee or tea together with friends and family.
Before exploring the city, Granier is a good option to start your day with a cup of coffee and a delicious pastry or some freshly baked bread. The friendly service, the fresh quality products and the relaxed atmosphere are just some of the reasons why people are coming back here for more.
Located at Calle de Fernando Viola, you will find Bar La Jarrita, another excellent tapas bar where to enjoy traditional dishes such as paella, stuffed eggplant, gazpacho and ensaladilla. The attentive staff are always prepared to give their customer the best service in a warm and relaxed atmosphere.
In one of the most prestigious avenues of Jerez, you will find Kapote Kafe Kopas, surrounded by hotels, restaurants and pubs. From the bar you can order delicious cocktails made with sherry while listening to live performances. There is also a great outdoor seating area where you can mingle with friends and just enjoy the night.
For a great game of billiards, foosball, darts and football, head over to Bola 8 Jerez with your friends and test your skills. Bola also hosts live DJ acts and shows sports on the big screen TV. There is an outside terrace where you can cool down with a drink and mingle with locals.
When in Spain, true flamenco is something that should not be missed, and El Guitarron de San Pedro is a great spot to experience it. The place is popular, so be prepared and book in advance: low prices, great atmosphere and mouth-watering tapas make it a favourite in Jerez.
Located in the heart of Jerez, Tamara Flamenco offers flamenco dresses, shirts and shoes, including accessories like belts, shawls, Spanish fans and much more. Having been operating since 1984, its staff know for sure how to deliver top-quality products and keeping their customer satisfied.
Stacked sherry barrels greet arrivals at Jerez Airport, which is located 8km northeast of the city. Buses, trains and taxis are available for transfers to and from Jerez outside the terminal building. The cheapest solution would be opting for means of public transportation. The bus line M-050 connects the city to the airport and tickets can be bought on the bus: www.cmtbc.es The train journey to Jerez De La Frontera (train line C-1) takes approximately 9 minutes: www.renfe.com You will find a taxi rank outside the terminal building and the journey takes about 20 minutes. Alternatively you can choose to rent a car with these car rental companies located at the airport: www.enterprise.es www.europcar.es www.avis.es
Spain can be visited visa-free for up to 90 days by citizens of most European countries, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Malaysia, Israel, UAE and most countries in America. If you are unsure whether or not you need to apply for a visa, we recommend contacting the embassy or consulate in your country. International (non-Schengen) travelers need a passport that is valid for at least 3 months after the end of their intended trip in order to enter the Schengen zone. Citizens of Schengen countries can travel without a passport, but must have a valid ID with them during their stay.
Although it's quite popular to visit Jerez in July and August, these months can be very hot. You'll find the best weather during spring (April to June) or in early fall (September). Jerez holds some popular festivals: Flamenco Festival in February, Jerez Horse Fair in May, and Jerez Sherry Festival in September. If you plan on visiting during these periods, remember to book in advance.
The city's historic centre is small and sights are located within walk distance. A local bus service also operates in and outside Jerez De La Frontera, and the main bus station is located in the city-center, where you will find detailed information about routes and timetables. Buses run to Cadiz, Seville, or to many of the picturesque pueblos blancos (white towns) and coastal towns. Frequent trains leave for Cadiz and Seville. Alternatively you can book Tour por Jerez, an open-top sightseeing bus that loops around the main sights: tourjerez.com
Taxis provided with a green "Libre" ("free") sign can be hailed either on the street or at taxi stands. Prices can vary between drivers and there are also additional fees for baggage and night-time transfers. Teletaxi +34 956 344 860 [email protected] www.teletaxijerez.com Jereztaxi +34 660 224 440 [email protected] www.jereztaxi.com
You can buy stamps, postcards or envelopes at local newsagents bearing the sign "Tabacos". If you need to mail letters you will find mail boxes throughout town, which are distinctly yellow with a blue sign. Alternatively, you can head to one of the post offices (Oficina de Correos), for example:
Town centre pharmacies operate on an out-of-hours rotation and details of the one on duty are posted on the pharmacy's windows. Pharmacies can be found easily thanks to the green "Farmacia" sign and green cross on the outside. Farmacia Lorente: Open Monday - Friday 07:30-22:30, Saturday - Sunday 09:00-22:30 Avenida de Europa, Jerez +34 956 341 755 www.farmacialorente.es Alternatively, Farmacia Aumesquet is open 24/7: