Overview of Jerez de la Frontera:
Since the Phoenicians, Jerez has been famous for sherry and brandy production, horses, flamenco and lately for motorcycles.
There is an airport in Jerez, which is approximately a 15-minute drive from town.
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Number of Days to Spend in Jerez (excluding day trips):
If you'd like to visit the town's non-stuffy museums, you'll need a second day.
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What to Do in Jerez:
The "Dancing Horses", a regal equestrian ballet, is performed Tuesdays and Thursdays at The Royal Andalucian School of Equestrian Art.
Before the show, cross the street to the Museo del Enganche. The 30 carriages of English, French, German and Spanish heritage are complemented with high-tech, touch-screen panels, complete with sounds of whinnying horses and jingling bells.
Day Trips from Jerez:
The two could be visited in a single day, though you would need to get your logistics in order to effectively use your limited time. A good way to make sure you get the most out of your day is to do a Guided Tour of Jerez & Cadiz (book direct)
Where to Next?:
Distance to Jerez:
From Madrid 621km - 5h45 by car, 6h by bus, 4h by train, 1h flight (with Iberia)
From Barcelona 1119km - 11h45 by car, no bus, 10:15h overnight train, 2h flight (with Iberia)
From Seville 103km - 1h11 by car, 1h30 bus, 1h train. No direct flights
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First Impressions of Jerez.:
All things equine have been associated with the Jerez lifestyle since the 15th century, when Andalusian monks bred the extraordinary Carthusian horses here. And with the beat of flamenco coming from the clubs and side streets, Jerez touches the visitor's soul. There are interesting examples of Gothic architecture, especially in the Santiago quarter, which is home to the 15-century Church of Santiago. For people watching from sidewalk cafes and a good shopping experience, visit the Calle Larga, which is the center of town.