Situated between Seville and Cadiz, Jerez de la Frontera is a historic town in the south-west of Spain.
Famous for its annual Horse Fair and for its sherry bodegas, Jerez is the perfect place to come if you want to experience the ‘real Spain’ away from the costas.
Originally, gypsies would attend the Jerez fairs in order to make money by entertaining with their performing horses. Nowadays, the Feria del Caballo attracts thousands of visitors from around the world every May.
A visit to one of the local bodegas always ends in a tasting session, accompanied by tapas and are well worth booking in advance.
The Royal Andalusian School of Equestrian Art is also worth a visit, where you can watch the famous Andalusian dancing horses perform. Jerez is also the birthplace of flamenco, and every spring a famous flamenco festival attracts followers from all over the world.
Explore the hidden gardens and the ornate squares with fountains in the old town, and enjoy a choice of delicious local cuisine in one of the many restaurants or pavement cafés on route.
A visit to one of the local bodegas always ends in a tasting session, accompanied by tapas.