Catedral Jerez
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Jerez

Spain

Although small compared to other Spanish cities, Jerez still has plenty to offer. The city is famous for its sherry, and wineries here are a hit among holidaymakers and locals alike. Expect to experience a diverse culture in Jerez, with a large gypsy population that has helped keep the Flamenco tradition alive.

Things to see in Jerez

There are many places to visit in Jerez, from the impressive Gothic style Cathedral to Plaza Mamelon, one of the main squares which is filled with fountains and sculptures. The city also has its own Alcazar, an enchanting Moorish fortress that dates back to the 11th century.

Another important tradition here is horse-riding, and there's no better place to experience it than at the Royal Andalusian School of Equestrian Art. Book a ticket to one of their daily horse shows to see riders and their animals performing a special kind of dance set to music.