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Jerez: Historic Center Guided Tour

1. Jerez: Historic Center Guided Tour

Enjoy a guided tour of Jerez de la Frontera, the most important city in the Cadiz province, home to Spain's legendary sherry production, and notable for its historical and artistic heritage. Meet your guide in the Plaza del Arenal and set off to explore the neighborhood of San Miguel, with its stunning Gothic church and typical architecture. Discover a rich mix of Islamic and Christian monuments surrounding the Alcázar, and admire the Gothic, Baroque, and Neoclassical façades of the cathedral. Learn about the mysterious Tartessians, attributed as the first settlers of the area. Journey through the times of the Phoenicians, Romans, Visigoths and Moors, and learn how each left a deep cultural impression on Jerez. Marvel at the decorative squares and palaces, including the site of the old Town Hall, and go to the Church of San Dionisio, the only Mudejar church in town.

Jerez de la Frontera: Palacio Domecq Entrance Ticket

2. Jerez de la Frontera: Palacio Domecq Entrance Ticket

Reserve your entrance ticket for the Domecq Palace in Jerez. Within its walls, you will not only find the beauty of exceptional architecture, but you will also experience the tradition and know-how of a family that left its mark on the city of Jerez and the world. Admire the arcitecture of a typical Jerez bourgeois house from the latter second half of the 18th century. Admire a ornate home built by the aristocracy and the bourgeoisie winemakers established in the city. With a quadrangular floor plan, it is structured by a large central courtyard of Italian marble, and a three-story facade with majestic balconies that give way to one of the best views of Jerez. The history of the palace is linked to one of the families with the longest winemaking tradition in Spain and Europe. Discover a symbol of social and commerical power in the city of Jerez de la Frontera.

Jerez de la Frontera: Cathedral of Jerez Ticket & Audioguide

3. Jerez de la Frontera: Cathedral of Jerez Ticket & Audioguide

Explore the old Collegiate Church of Jerez, now the Cathedral of Jerez de la Frontera, with an admission ticket to the building and its bell tower. Play the insightful audioguide in your chosen language and stroll through this elegant building at your own pace. Observe the Corinthian columns that hold up the main external facade, then step into the interior. Admire the five naves that combine classical elements from 18th-century Baroque and Neoclassicism. Watch a blend of multiple styles, combining harmony and monumentality with Gothic structure. Enjoy access to an audioguide and learn the history of this majestic site, designed by master builder Diego Moreno and built purely out of stone coming from the Sierra de San Cristobal. Climb up to the striking tower, which appears to be Gothic at the bottom and Baroque at the top. Gaze at its eight bells and two small signal bells.we have 360º glasses to enjoy the monument from a bird's eye view

From Cádiz, Jerez or El Puerto: Setenil and Olvera Day Trip

4. From Cádiz, Jerez or El Puerto: Setenil and Olvera Day Trip

Explore the Cadiz province on a day trip to Setenil and Olvera. Learn about the olive oil production in Olvera, climb the ancient Castle of Olvera, and discover why the inhabitants of Setenil lived under the rocks. Meet your driver at your chosen meeting point and head off to Setenil de las Bodegas. As you drive into the village, marvel at the fascinating construction of the houses. Stroll past the homes built under a rock ledge. Wander by white and clean facade and through narrow streets paved with stones. Next, continue to Olvera, the olive oil capital of Cadiz province. Explore this Moorish town before heading up the looming Castle of Olvera, also known as the Arab Castle. Marvel at beautiful views of the town and mountains from the castle. Finally, visit the Cilla Museum for a quick history lesson on the area before returning to your meeting point.

From Seville: Jerez, Cádiz and Andalusian Horses

5. From Seville: Jerez, Cádiz and Andalusian Horses

Depart Seville and journey by air-conditioned coach through the countryside of southern Spain en route to Jerez de la Frontera, famous for its horses and sherry wine production. Upon arrival in the palm-filled city, visit one of its historical bodegas where the sherry is produced. Meet your winemaker host and learn what makes the local sherry so special as you tour the grounds and see wooden casks in the cellars. Taste a delectable selection of sweet and dry sherry varieties in a unique atmosphere. Then, go to the Royal Andalusian School of Equestrian Art to watch an authentic horse ballet. Marvel at the choreography, based on traditional and cowboy methods of taming wild horses, all set to Spanish music. Next, travel along the Costa de la Luz en route to the city of Cádiz. Follow your local guide to the cathedral in the historic city center, and get some spare time to enjoy lunch and explore on your own. 

From Cadiz: Jerez de la Frontera Private Guided Day Trip

6. From Cadiz: Jerez de la Frontera Private Guided Day Trip

Make the most of your time in Cadiz with a day trip to one of the province's most important cities, Jerez de la Frontera. Visit three of the city's most historical sights: the Moorish alcazar, the cathedral, and the charterhouse. Learn more about the extensive history of these sights from your guide. After getting picked up from your hotel in Cadiz, hop in the private vehicle that will take you to Jerez de la Frontera. Take in panoramic views of the Andalusian countryside along the way. Your first stop of the day is the Alcazar of Jerez de la Frontera. Here, admire the 12th-century Almohad architecture of the fortress combined with more modern baroque buildings. Next, enjoy a stroll through the streets of Jerez to reach the Cathedral of Jerez de la Frontera, where you can see a combination of 17th-century Gothic, baroque, and neoclassical styles. Continue to the Jerez de la Frontera Charterhouse, considered the most artistically valuable monumental complex in the province of Cadiz. Marvel at a range of artistic features including the Greco-Roman porch, the Chapel of Santa María de la Defensión, the Gothic cloister, and paintings by Roelas. At the end of the day, travel back to Cadiz in the comfort of your private vehicle and get dropped off back at your hotel.

From Cádiz: Private Day Trip to Gibraltar and Bolonia

7. From Cádiz: Private Day Trip to Gibraltar and Bolonia

Benefit from pick-up in Cádiz, Jerez, Chiclana, El Puerto de Santa María or Rota, and then journey by air-conditioned minivan to the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar, home to the only wild macaques ("barbary apes") in Europe. Although free to move throughout the city, they're usually found in the limestone rocks of the Peñón de Gibraltar (Rock of Gibraltar), and according to superstition, if the monkeys ever leave the rock then so will the British! An important city during Roman times, Gibraltar has preserved its old town charm, and blends scenic splendor with a modern vibe. While the 426-meter high Rock of Gibraltar looking across the straits to Africa is the main sight, other attractions include the Gibraltar Museum, where the territory's swashbuckling history is brought to life. Take a stroll along Main Street to see the Cathedral of Saint Mary the Crowned and the official residence of the Governor of Gibraltar at The Convent You will also visit the ruins of the Roman city of Baelo Claudia, located about 22 kilometers northwest of Tarifa off the Cádiz to Gibraltar road. Prosperous at the time of Emperor Claudius, the city went into decline hastened by earthquakes, and was completely abandoned by the 6th century. Situated next to Bolonia Beach, considered one of the 5 most beautiful beaches in Spain, the archaeological site preserves the most representative elements of a typical Roman city. The main attraction of Bolonia Beach is its dune. At over 30 meters high and 200 meters wide, it is set in an inlet within the Estrecho Nature Park, where the Atlantic Ocean meets the Mediterranean Sea. From the Bolonia-Faro Camarinal Trail, the views of the broad beach of golden sand, popular with surfers, is truly spectacular. You can also see the lighthouse with its cauldron-like holes in the rocks.

Visit Jerez de la Frontera, the essential tour!

8. Visit Jerez de la Frontera, the essential tour!

The monumental richness of Jerez de la Frontera is undoubted, but its potential as a place to live unique experiences, soak up its essence and create unforgettable memories is unique! - and this you can not get by reading a travel guide :) It will be my pleasure to help you through a guiding tour around the city center to discover the most relevant aspects of the history and culture of the capital of the Sherry Region so that you learn how to handle yourself in the city center like a real local. - The visit does not include entrance to the interiors (Alcázar nor Cathedral) - Previous reservation at 'Get Your Guide' or - Limited seating

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Marta was an excellent guide. Very knowledgeable, welcoming and skilled at bringing the history and stories of Jerez de la Frontera to life. It's always a joy to receive a tour from someone who's understanding far surpasses the length of the tour.

Marta was just about as good as a guide can be. Thanks to her an otherwise very disappointing visit to Jerez (the Hotel Palacio Garvey was a disaster!!) made us not regret making a stop in Jerez.

What a great day out. Brilliant friendly guides, loads of sherry to taste and an incredible horse display. This was well worth it and we couldn’t recommend it more highly. Thank you!

Despite torrential rain, our guide was enthusiastic and very knowledgeable. I felt she could have answered any questions and wasn't just talking from a script

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