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Jerez de la Frontera

Jerez is synonymous with horses, wine, flamenco and motorcycles. The famous Spanish horse school and the feria de caballo in May, the many sherry and wine bodegas the annual flamenco festival in February and a motorcycle circuit. But it is not only that. The city is a pleasant place to stay, despite being the largest city in Cádiz and the fifth of Spain, you will not notice it when you are there. You can shop here, stroll around, at Christmas there is even a real ice rink ... that leaves a large pool of water in the afternoon ... If you love history and culture, then go to the Camera Obscura, a very old but ingenious espionage installation.

Jerez de la Frontera lies a little bit inland, 20 kilometers above the coastal town of Cadiz. Only a few hours drive north and you are in the Sierra Leonne, a beautiful nature reserve at altitude where the spaghetti westerns are recorded.
Jerez is the capital of flamenco, you can find here the official Flamenco academy. A city where it is very easy to meet someone who can sing, play guitar or dance. Many artists have been here. The list is endless. Many of the great flamenco artists were born in Jerez. And where can you enjoy a flamenco show in the city? Undoubtedly the most important date between February and March, Festival Flamenco de Jerez. With shows, workshops and concerts. You can follow Flamenco lessons throughout the center, at different locations and at all possible levels. In addition, you can admire the flamenco stars in the evening at the Jerez theater.
The artists who have performed want to eat a bite after their performance, and sometimes give away a show in the local bars. This starts around 3 o'clock at night and can continue until the morning light has arrived for long time.

But if something is known internationally, it is the wine, with the same name, that put the city on the map. The extensive Marco de Jerez, known as the area where the different grape varieties are grown, which were later used for local wines, also includes the towns of El Puerto de Santa Maria, Sanlucar de Barrameda, Rota, Chipiona, Chiclana de la Frontera, Puerto Real, Trebujena and the Sevillian city of Lebrija. The proximity of the River Guadalquivir means that the more than 10,000 hectares of vineyards have an ideal temperature to produce a unique wine in the world. The main types of sherry that exist are fino (yellow), amontillado (amber), oloroso (mahogany), palo cortado (also mahogany) and camomile (straw-colored).