Jerez de la Frontera
A real gem, poorly regarded.
It takes very little time to realize how beautiful Jerez de la Frontera is.
Fifth by population in all of Andalusia, yet very far, in terms of tourist turnout, from Granada, Seville, or even nearby Cadiz.
You can admire truly fascinating monuments, testimony of the ancient past of the city. Above all, the Baroque Cathedral, and the Alcazár, not far away, with its splendid gardens.
Barrio de Santiago and Casco Antiguo: two entire neighborhoods to be admired slowly.
Beautiful churches and interesting museums.
Jerez, the city of wineries and “bodegas”. The place to taste the legendary Sherry, a real specialty of the place.
A tradition that has been handed down for centuries.
A bit like flamenco, which, in these parts, is a real institution. So much so that its festival is one of the landmarks of Spain.
As are events such as the Feria del Caballo and the MotoGP Grand Prix
Andalusia for all tastes, and all needs.
Jerez La Parra International Airport is located just under 10 kilometers from the city center. It offers direct connections with important Spanish destinations, and some major European capitals.
From here, train connections are guaranteed with the C1 line and the Media Distancia line. The station is located a few minutes away from the Terminal.
The train journey takes 6 minutes, and continues to Cadiz. The ticket, for a one-way journey, costs € 2.55.
Children under the age of 4 travel for FREE. Children aged 4 to 14 have a 40% discount. On the other hand, there is a 20% discount on the total for round trip tickets.
With the interurban bus line, you can reach the city center in about half an hour. Tickets cost €1.40
The Jerez de la Frontera train station is housed in a beautiful historic building, which has been declared an Asset of Cultural Interest. It is located in the center, near the Parque del Ritiro, just over 5 minutes from the Iglesia de San Miguel and Alcazar.
It is one of the busiest railway hubs in Andalusia.
The Seville / Cordoba / Cadiz regional line passes through here. From Cordoba, passing through Seville, you arrive at your destination in 2 hours and 40′, with the MD (Media Distancia) trains; the ticket costs €24.95. Seville is about an hour away by train, with tickets for €11.50. Cadiz can be reached in 35 minutes, with tickets for €6.25.
In less than 4 hours you can arrive from Madrid (ALVIA train and AVE-MD) with tickets from around €72 per person.
The Spanish city is well connected with Spain by an efficient system of road and motorway infrastructures.
After all, a trip to Andalusia will give you strong emotions, and reaching Jerez de la Frontera by car can be an excellent solution. From Malaga, for example, you can take the coastal road that crosses the beautiful seaside resorts, such as Marbella, or the Parque Natural Los Alcornocales. A journey of about 230km. From Seville, most of the 100 kilometers away can be covered on the E5 motorway network. Further north, the capital is, however, about 620 km away. The journey, also in this case, takes place mainly on the motorway. Beyond the border, given the excessive distances, it is difficult to imagine a journey by car to reach the Spanish city.