Jerez captivates, not only by its narrow streets, its wines, its gastronomy but also by the way tradition mixes perfectly with the demands of a modern city.
In fact, Jerez is a world-renowned town. Sherry wine, horses and bulls have become symbols of a cosmopolitan city open to millions of travelers from every corner of the globe.
Victor Hugo, Galdós, Shakespeare, Lorca, Alberti, they all dreamed about Jerez, its art, its “duende”, its festivities…
Jerez de la Frontera’s joy and flair does not leave any outsider indifferent.
Just a short stroll from the hotel, you will find some of Jerez most iconic landmarks.
The Cathedral of Jerez
This beautiful gothic building stands with harmony despite this mixture of architectural styles.
It’s main façade represents “The treading of the grape” that celebrates the beginning of the harvest.
Jerez has many churches open to visitors, San Miguel church being one of the highlights together with Santiago Church just a few meters away. Located in one of the most popular neighborhoods they both are clear representation of the religious art of the town.
The Alcázar’s architectural work represents a reminder of the town’s strategic importance.
This Almohad fortress sits at the entrance of what once was the walls of the city with a gate in each of its sides.
Museum of Equestrian Art
An example of ancient culture around man and his relationship with the horse, that will make you understand the importance of the equestrian art in Andalusia.
Home to one of the most popular shows in Jerez de la Frontera: How the Andalusian horses dance.
Museum of Sherry
Located in one of the most prestigious wineries, it showcases a huge variety of original wine producers’ instruments.
We highly recommend a visit to one of our excellent wineries. Learn about the aging process of our wines, discover their smell and taste that make sherry wines a unique experience.
Some of the most iconic wineries are González Byass (Tío Pepe), Álvaro Domecq, Díez Merito and Lustau
The calendar of events of Jerez de la Frontera is simply outstanding
Festival flamenco de Jerez
Artists, dancers and singers, companies, teachers, journalists, thousands of travelers of all nationalities gather every year to pay tribute to flamenco heritage. Unquestionably, a world-renowned event.
Semana Santa (Holy Week)
The Holy Week is one of the most heartfelt and deep-rooted festivals celebrated in Jerez.
The ‘Hermandades’ (brotherhoods), belonging to the local churches, process through the streets of the town.
Streets become the stage for religious fervor and devotions in a festival declared of ‘International Tourist Interest” and considered one of the best in Spain.
This annual event brings Valentino, Pedrosa, Márquez, Lorenzo to the Jerez Circuit.
Tires on fire, grid of champions, prestigious teams, hundreds of media, fans.
Don’t miss out on one of the most crowded events in Jerez de la Frontera.
Feria del Caballo
An unmissable event in the large Gonzalez Hontoria Park to enjoy the essence and hospitality of our town.
From the official lightning on the first night, the Alumbrao, to the fireworks that conclude this festivity, families, friends, couples, visitors from everywhere in the world, enjoy a parade of horses and horse-drawn carriages, carriages contests and hundred of casetas (tents) where to enjoy tapas, traditional cuisine and wines.
Jerez, the cradle of flamenco, is the perfect place to see the partnership between the horse, the people and the winery tradition. An accredited festival of International Tourist Interest.
Fiestas de la Vendimia (Harvest Festival)
Starting with the “Pisa de la Uva” (threading of the grape), this festival brings together the characteristics of Jerez culture (wine, flamenco, horses).
Tastings, wine pairings, flamenco, equestrian shows, music.
A festival that marks the beginning of the fall with the best flavor of Jerez de la Frontera.
Christmas in Jerez
Christmas, that enchanting time, comes alive full of tradition and charm in Jerez. Every year more visitor come to Jerez to take part and enjoy our ‘Zambombas”.
During almost a month, everyone comes to enjoy, drink, eat, laugh and sing until Christmas Eve.
Walk the streets of the city center and get carried away by the “zambombas” that take place in many locations throughout the city.