Jerez de la Frontera
Jerez de la Frontera (formerley Xeres) is located in southern Spain, in the province of Cadiz, near the right bank of the river Guadalete, and on the Seville-Cadiz railway, about 7 m. from the Atlantic coast. Jerez is built in the midst of an undulating plain of great fertility.
Jerez de la Frontera is world famous for the sherry wine produced here, which is so good and distinctive, that even Shakespeare praised it and is seen all over the world. Jerez’s other claim to fame are the magnificent dancing horses which can be seen at the Real Escuela Andaluza de Arte Esquestre. Flamenco dancing is also serious business here.
Arab Baths – Situated at Iglesia-Convento de Santa Domingo. The baths date back to the time when Jerez was part of the Caliphte of Cordoba and reflects an interesting mix of architectural styles. Entrance is free.
Museo de Arte Flamenco – Situated at Placio de Penmartin, Plaza de San Juan 1. A vast collection of musical instruments covering the history of flamenco as well as audio visual presentations hourly are housed in this 18th century building. Entrance is free.
Museo Restaurante Taurino – Situated at Pozo del Olivar 6. Museum dedicated to bull-fighting. Entrance fee is US $3 but this includes a drink.
Bar Juanito – situated at Pescaderia Vieja 8-10 – The cheapest way to eat in Spain is to tuck into a plate of traditional tapas.
Meson la Alcazaba – Situated at Calle Medina 19. Cheap, filling food with plenty of choice and a covered patio. Menu costs about US $6-8.
Bar Supremo – Situated at Plaza del Arnel 16. Serving convenient, straight forward food. You can sit at one of the tables on the Plaza. Mains about US $6-9.
Bar Dos Deditos – situated at Plaza Vargos 1 and Reno de Leon, situated at Calle Ferros – These bars in the narrow streets north of Plaza del Arnel attract a younger crowed and can get pretty lively in the late evening.
Astoria – Situated at Calle Francos. This is an outdoor concert area playing varied live music.