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Saturday
Apr192014

Jerez de la Frontera, Spain

About an hour drive from Vejer de la Frontera is another Frontera called Jerez. It is known as the world capital of sherry wine and a center of horsemanship and flamenco dancing. We lucky enough to meet up with my Mum and Robert for the day and enjoy adventuring around the city. My Mum bought Marciela an adorable local flameco dress which she insisted on wearing the entire day!

Our first stop was walking to the enchanting Cathedral of San Salvador, built in the 17th century. It is a mix of Gothic, Baroque and Neo classicist style and overlooked some restaurant and cafes. Next we walked to the Alcazar of Jerez which dates back to the 11th Century. It has not only lots to explore inside but also great views of the city.

With the discovery of America and the conquest of Granada, in 1492, Jerez became one of the most prosperous cities of Andalusia through trade and its close location to the ports of Seville and Cádiz. The old town of the city shows what were once elegant buildings of times past, now delapitated, many fallen into ruins. It was so much fun to wander the narrow streets imagining what it was like hundreds of years ago.

Here are some favouites from this super fun day trip....

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