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 Andalusia in seven days


Andalusia is an essential destination for holidays in Spain. You really have to visit the south, because it’s home to some of the world’s most famous historic sites, a really delicious culinary tradition, unique Arab heritage, picture postcard villages of whitewashed houses, a wealth of shops selling artisan products, and a bustling street life with a cheerful atmosphere you won't find anywhere else.

Andalusia is the second largest region of Spain. It measures 500 kilometres from end to end, so it would be impossible to see everything in a week. But seven days is enough to see many of its most famous cities and other charming places

DAY 5: Jerez de la Frontera and Cadiz

Jerez de la Frontera is 90 kilometres by road from Seville. Halfway between the sea and the mountains, it is the perfect place to explore the culture and spirit of Andalusia. We suggest spending the morning here, and in the afternoon going on to the nearby city of Cadiz, known as “the silver cup” and famous for its lively atmosphere and cheerful people.

Rider at the Royal Andalusian School of Equestrian Art, Jerez
Rider at the Royal Andalusian School of Equestrian Art, Jerez

The Royal Andalusian School of Equestrian Art

As well as exploring the historic town centre and enjoying its fountains, orange trees, and sites such as the Cathedral and the Alcázar, there is one must-see landmark in Jerez: the Royal Andalusian School of Equestrian Art. Why? Because in this part of Andalusia, horses are an essential part of the fiestas and traditions. To see for yourself the beauty of the Spanish thoroughbred or Andalusian horse, we recommend booking ahead (you can do it online, at for the shows and guided tours. For example, you might like to see the famous Dance of the Andalusian Horses.

Sunset on La Caleta beach
Sunset on La Caleta beach

Sunset in Cadiz

Cadiz is just over 30 kilometres from Jerez. As you have had a busy day, we won’t recommend visiting any heritage sites, and instead suggest a relaxing afternoon on La Caleta beach, between the San Sebastián and Santa Catalina castles, a place which has inspired many artists. The views are beautiful, and watching the sunset here is almost obligatory, especially if travelling as a couple. If you want to walk further, we suggest the seafront esplanade of La Victoria beach.