Jerez, Spain
Jerez de la Frontera is a municipality in the province of Cádiz in the autonomous community of Andalusia, (Andalucía in Spanish) in southwestern Spain, situated midway between the sea and the mountains. Its excellent location makes Jerez being only 15 minutes from the beach, 35 minutes from the Sierra de Grazalema and 50 min / 1 hour of the Andalusian capital, Sevilla.

Jerez is known as the capital of sherry wine, the horse and flamenco. It is the home of the Royal Andalusian School of Equestrian Art, a riding school comparable to the world-famous Spanish Riding School in Vienna. Jerez is also proud of its Andalusian Centre of Flamenco. There are two museums of note: the Jerez Archaeological Museum and the Atalaya Watch Museum (also known as "Palace of Time"). The old quarter of Jerez, dating from medieval times, has been named an "Artistic Historic Complex".

Things to See & Do

* Monumental Compound of the Moorish Palace-Fortress and Dark Chamber
* The Cathedral
* Archaeological Museum
* Fundacion Real Esduela Andaluza Atre Equestrian show
* Palaces and Churches

General Information

Cruise Season – March to Dec
Currency – Euro (EUR)
Language – Spanish, Basque etc
Land Area – 1,188.23 km²
Population – 208,900 approx.
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time - GMT/UTC plus one hour
International Country Telephone Code – + 34

Port Location – The cruise port is located at Cadiz. Jerez can be reached by train and bus from Cadiz.

Travel Links – There are many flights from Madrid, Barcelona, Palma de Mallorca, London, Frankfurt.

Jerez is on the main line between Sevilla and Cadiz. RENFE, Spanish National Railway.

Consorcio de Transportes Bahía de Cádiz operate a semi-regular bus service from Jerez Airport to downtown Jerez (one-way ticket €1) and onwards to Cádiz. A train service operates from Sevilla San Justa train station direct to Jerez and Cadiz, for those arriving via Seville airport.