Visiting Jerez de la Frontera

Jerez de la Frontera is a city which became famous after its wines which are unique due to the characteristics of the environment in which they are produced. But, despite of the fact that these wines are worth while their fame, this city also has a great amount of other things to offer and is a very interesting place to visit.

The wine produced in Jerez de la Frontera was called after the name of the city, jerez and is a very particular type of sweet wine or liquor. The jerez has been produced in this area for centuries, and its been distributed throughout Europe and many other countries for centuries.

The city of Jerez de la Frontera was named “de la Frontera” meaning by the frontier, due to the fact that during a specific historical event, this spot became the frontier between the Christians and the Moorish. Since then, Jerez was called Jerez de la Frontera, and this is the name after which the town is known nowadays.

Jerez de la Frontera is also famous after its horses, especially by the dancing horses. Jerez de la Frontera has been famous by its horses and the way they train them for centuries. Nowadays, tourists who visit the city of Jerez de la Frontera in May could meet the town’s Horse Fair which takes place every year and attracts tourists from the entire world.

Those tourists who enjoy meeting interesting constructions could also have a great time while visiting Jerez de la Frontera due to the fact that it has an important amount of antique and unique constructions. One of these constructions is the Fortress which was built during the XI century and looks almost the same way than when it was just built.

Another interesting spot which tourists should visit while being in Jerez de la Frontera is the church. This church was originally built by the Arabs with the purpose of being a mezquita or mosque. Besides this, tourists should also try to visit the Catedral del Salvador, where they could not only meet a very interesting construction but also observe some unique art work pieces such as per example The Sleeping Girl painted by Zurbarán.

Map of Jerez de la Frontera in Spain