• Jerez de la Frontera Horse Fair

    Jerez de la Frontera Horse Fair

  • Alcázar fortress in Jerez

    Alcázar fortress in Jerez

  • Pavement cafés in Jerez de la Frontera

    Pavement cafés in Jerez de la Frontera

Jerez de la Frontera

Jerez de la Frontera is 170 kilometres from Marbella. Many different cultures have passed through this famous Andalusian town, including the Phoenicians, the Romans, and the Muslims, who raised the city to prominence and built the city wall and Alcázar.

This means there is plenty to see in Jerez de la Frontera, with buildings such as the Alcázar, the Cathedral and the Charterhouse, as well as the only institution of its kind in the world, the Royal Andalusian School of Equestrian Art, where you can admire the unique Carthusian horses, a sub-strain of the Pure Spanish Horse. Equestrian shows are frequently offered by the Royal Andalusian School of Equestrian Art or during the Horse Fair. Horses are so important to this town that there is an Equestrian Route offering tourists the chance to see free-ranging horses or riders demonstrating their dressage skills, to go for a ride, or take a class.

The city is also famous for its racing circuit which hosts international Formula 1 and MotoGP competitions; and most of all, for its flamenco shows. The Andalusian Flamenco Documentation Centre is based here.

Shoppers will enjoy its shopping centres and the stores in its lively historic town centre.