First Time Tourists Guide in Jerez de la Frontera, SPAIN

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Jerez de la Frontera or simply Jerez is a Spanish city and municipality in the province of Cádiz in the autonomous community of Andalusia, in southwestern Spain.

Situated in the middle of the Plaza de la Asuncion, Iglesia De San Dionisio Areopagita is such a lovely place to explore.

Palacio de Campo Real is always ready to explore when you are wondering about how the 15th century Renaissance palace looks like.

Licores Corredera is the right place to shop if you are looking for a selected and authentic wine from Jerez for souvenirs to your beloved.

You have to make sure that visiting Tio Pepe Bodegas is a part of your bucket list when in Jerez because this is the most famous winery in the city.

When you are looking for a place to take the best shoot of the city view, you may bring your camera lens to Alcázar de Jerez.

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SIGHTSEEING

Situated in the middle of the Plaza de la Asuncion, Iglesia De San Dionisio Areopagita is such a lovely place to explore. This catholic church was build in the 15th century and has Gothic-Mudejar architecture. There are a lot of bars which open their table in the plaza, so it such convenience if you are taking a seat in the bar while mesmerizing the authentic vibe of the city.

Iglesia De San Dionisio Areopagita

Beautiful church of Jerez dedicated to the patron of the city.

It has a strange tower in its final form.

They call him from the Watchtower and also from the clock.

Address : Plaza Doctor Revueltas Montel, 7, 11403 Jerez de la Frontera, Cádiz, Spain

DOWNTOWN

Palacio de Campo Real is always ready to explore when you are wondering about how the 15th century Renaissance palace looks like. This historical landmark also has an 18th-century neoclassical facade in some of the buildings. You can feel the authentic atmosphere among these grand classical building that you may not find in another place.

Palacio de Campo Real

A wonderful palace in the historic center of Jerez.

The place surrounded by beautiful gardens.

The ambience is charming.

Address : Calle Benavente Alto, 6, 11403 Jerez de la Frontera, Cádiz, Spain

SHOPPING

Licores Corredera is the right place to shop if you are looking for a selected and authentic wine from Jerez for souvenirs to your beloved. But if you are looking for a gift for your kids, you may head to El Lobo López since the goods are more kid-friendly and you can find various things in this store.

Licores Corredera

If you are looking for some type of wine, there is no doubt about stopping by here.

This shop has amazing Jerez wines and brandies.

The attention of the very good staff, they know how to recommend wines for all kinds of meals.

Address : Calle Corredera, 10, 11402 Jerez de la Frontera, Cádiz, Spain

El Lobo López

It is a store, made of unique sheet metal in Jerez, you can ask for the design you want and make it divine.

In addition an excellent treatment and very good quality.

Very fast shipping and impeccable work.

If you have doubts in where to order your badges, you will not regret and the shipment very well presented.

Address : Calle Pedro Alonso Nº18, 11402 Jerez de la Frontera, Cádiz, Spain

FOOD & DRINK

You have to complete your visit to Jerez by having a bite of Rinones al Jerez. This dish is made of veal or lamb's kidneys which fried in garlic, olive oil, onion, and sweet pepper. This dish usually served with chunks of crispy bread and then soaked in the sauce.

CULTURE

Jerez always held its annual horse fair also known as Feria del Caballo in the Parque Gonzalez Hontoria in the north of the city. Every year, this festival has a different theme and you do not need a ticket to join this most anticipated festival in Jerez. It such a fun way to keep the ancestor's tradition, right?

BEST TIME TO VISIT

The best time to visit Jerez is from June to August when the summer is around the corner and the temperature is warm, such perfect weather to strolling around the city's landmark.

RESTAURANT

You have to experience the authentic taste of Spanish cuisine with your taste buds in Atuvera. Surely, you will have an unforgettable dining experience in this 17th-century building restaurant. On the other hand, El Almacen offers fine dining in the middle of downtown. Along with a wide range of selected wine, you will be served warmly by the restaurant staffs.

ATUVERA

The restaurant is quaint with both indoor and outdoor seating available.

Very flavorful food and the English menu has photos of everything

Good for both meat eaters and vegetarians.

The staff is very friendly, welcoming, and open to answer any questions you may have.

Address : Bajo, Calle Ramón de Cala, 13, 11403 Jerez de la Frontera, Cádiz, Spain

El Almacen

Super incredibile restaurant with lovely atmosphere.

The place itself is beautiful with cool decoration.

The food is absolutely delicious and very good value.

They offer delicious Spanish food,and spicy potatoes are good as well as the seafood dishes.

Address : la, Calle Latorre, 6, 11403 Jerez de la Frontera, Cádiz, Spain

HOTEL

Staying some nights in Astuto Boutique will give you more than a stay experience but more than that, you can get to know the city's culture in depth. The hotel offers an authentic vibe created from the Islamic wall of the 12th and 13th century which surround the building. But if you want to stay at the heart of the city, you may book a room at Palacio del Virrey Laserna. This hotel offers a luxury stay experience and the neoclassical style with reminiscent of an earlier period.

ASTUTO BOUTIQUE

A tastefully decorated boutique hotel to stay in the beautiful city of Jerez.

The style, details, and superb cleanliness are amazing.

They clean rooms and change the beds every single day which is extraordinarily exceptional.

The property has a nice patio with pool inside, also has a kitchen for customers.

The staffs are so wonderful and friendly and their hospitality is outstanding.

Address : Calle Chancillería, 21, 11403 Jerez de la Frontera, Cádiz, Spain

Palacio del Virrey Laserna

Beautiful house containing wonderful furniture, art, and history.

The tour is interesting and very entertaining with the owners of the palace.

Every rooms are spaicous with beautiful hanging wall.

There is small pool where you can relax surrounded by amazing garden.

Address : Calle Pozuelo, 8, 11403 Jerez de la Frontera, Cádiz, Spain

CAFE

La Rosa de Oro is the right cafe to go if you craving for something sweet in the middle of your trip. The cheesecake and the other sweet goods are always worth to order to cheer up your day. On the other hand, Cafetería Roma also offers delightful sweet cakes in their cute coffee shop. This cafe is the right place to go if you are looking for a piece of waffle with chocolate pasta over it.

La Rosa de Oro

Excellent cafetarie with delicious cakes,chocolates, and coffees.

Spectacular sweets and fabulous attention.

The efficient and empathetic staff.

Address : Calle San Francisco de Paula, 14, 11401 Jerez de la Frontera, Cádiz, Spain

Cafetería Roma

This is a lovely place with delicious, well made local pastries.

Breakfast there are great and affordable.

Recommended to try the fritters with chocolate.

The staff here are very friendly and spoke wonderful english.

Address : Calle Medina, 38, 11402 Jerez de la Frontera, Cádiz, Spain

BAR AND NIGHTLIFE

Start open the business over 70 years ago, Tabanco San Pablo is always worth to visit if you want to spend your nightlife with some sips of Jerez's authentic wine. The bar offers its best wine along with some authentic cuisine in the comfort and warm ambience. Another historical bar to visit which still keep its place since 95 years ago is Tabanco El Pasaje. With a wide range of selected wine, you will be perfectly-getting one with the atmosphere and charm of the bar.

Tabanco San Pablo

One of the most typical 'tabanco' (tapas-wine bar) of Jerez.

Amazing food at an amazing price.

Tabanco is set out with huge barrels behind the bar that the sherry wine is poured from, and the beer is ice cold.

Fast, friendly service and great atmosphere.

Address : Calle San Pablo, 12, 11401 Jerez de la Frontera, Cádiz, Spain

Tabanco El Pasaje

Popular bar with fantastic flamenco show.

Order some drinks and food, and prepare yourself for a fantastic experience.

Totally amazing drink and tapas.

Address : reservas@tabancoelpasaje.com, Calle Sta. María, 8, 11402 Jerez de la Frontera, Cádiz, Spain

INTERESTING PLACE

You have to make sure that visiting Tio Pepe Bodegas is a part of your bucket list when in Jerez because this is the most famous winery in the city. The winery started opened to the public in 1835 and you may have a tour also do wine tasting along with the guide. Another historical winery that you have to visit when in Jerez is Bodegas Tradicion because this winery also houses for the most important private art collections. This winery was found in 1998 and produce the sherries and wine in their purest state without any filtering or tampering.

Tio Pepe Bodegas

A huge complex, with plenty of character.

Tio Pepe have made their bodega a really special place.

Learn a bit of history plus techniques in producing their sherry and brandy.

A short movie about the history of the brand is also shown.

Very nice tour through the Bodega, offered in Spanish, English and German.

Address : Calle Manuel María González, 12, 11403 Jerez de la Frontera, Cádiz, Spain

Bodegas Tradicion

If you are new to Sherry, this is a good place to get to know everything about it.

Very informational tour, interesting tasting of each of the different types of sherry.

The fabulous art exhibition is a lovely bonus.

The wines are wonderful, most recommended!

Address : Calle Cordobeses, 3, 11408 Jerez de la Frontera, Cádiz, Spain

INSTAGRAMMABLE SPOT

When you are looking for a place to take the best shoot of the city view, you may bring your camera lens to Alcázar de Jerez. In this castle complex, you can explore the Arabian baths, a mosque and a fortress. Lastly, you have to complete your visit to Jerez by taking ultimate snaps in Jerez Cathedral. This catholic church was build in the 17th century and has a domed ceiling since this was used as a mosque before.

Alcázar de Jerez

This castle is remarkably intact, and many parts are fascinating.

Some interesting stuff with most explanations in English.

The gardens are beautiful and the Arab baths are fascinating.

Address : Calle Alameda Vieja, s/n, 11403 Jerez de la Frontera, Cádiz, Spain

Jerez Cathedral

Fantastic cathedral with a brilliant history.

A combination of gothic, baroque and neoclassical architecture.

You can spend your time walking round this amazing place.

Address : Plaza Encarnación, s/n, 11403 Jerez de la Frontera, Cádiz, Spain