Jerez de la Frontera is the largest town in the province of Cádiz, with just over 200,000 inhabitants, yet it is far removed from the tourism of the crowded coastal resorts just 15km away; a place which has all the amenities of a city (theatre, shopping malls and an international airport) but managing to preserve its traditions and a way of life which is still 100% Spanish and above all Andalusian. The picturesque old city centre is steeped in history, from the remains of the 11th century Moorish castle to the 17th century mansion houses of the local nobility.
Strategically located between the white sand beaches of the Atlantic coast and the picturesque mountain villages of the Sierra you are never at a loss for things to do in this part of the world. The local climate, unique in Europe and even within Spain itself, boasts an average of 300 days of sun per year and has average winter temperatures of 10º C, meaning that local life takes place outdoors in the street cafés and the palm-fringed, cobble-stoned squares of the old city centre and gypsy quarter.
Here in Jerez you have the opportunity to acquire an in-depth knowledge of the three pillars of Andalusian culture and its Moorish heritage; Sherry, Horses and Flamenco.
Visit one of the many local wineries to learn first-hand the secrets of the famous sherry wines and Brandy de Jerez, the Royal Andalusian School of the Equestrian Art where you can watch horsemen putting the famous Cartujano horses through their paces, and the small flamenco peñas where amateurs and friends get together to discuss, sing and dance flamenco.