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Top Choice Fortress in Jerez de la Frontera

Alcázar

Jerez' muscular yet elegant 11th- or 12th-century fortress is one of Andalucía's best-preserved Almohad-era (1140–1212) relics. It's noted for its octagonal tower, a classic example of Almohad defensive forts and a …
Top Choice Cathedral in Jerez de la Frontera

Catedral de San Salvador

Echoes of Seville colour Jerez' dramatic cathedral, a surprisingly harmonious mix of baroque, neoclassical and Gothic styles. Standout features are its broad flying buttresses and intricately decorated stone ceiling…
Top Choice Andalucian in Jerez de la Frontera

Albores

Pitching itself among age-old city-centre favourites, Albores brings a sophisticated, contemporary edge to local flavours with its original tapas and mains combos. If there's one overall highlight it's probably the …
Top Choice Winery in Jerez de la Frontera

Bodegas Tradición

An intriguing bodega, not only for its extra-aged sherries (at least 20 years old), but also because it houses the Colección Joaquín Rivera, a private Spanish art collection that includes important works by Goya, Ve…
Arts Centre in Jerez de la Frontera

Centro Andaluz de Flamenco

At once architecturally intriguing – note the entrance's original 15th-century Mudéjar artesonado (ceiling of interlaced beams with decorative inserts) and the intricate Andalucian baroque courtyard – and a fantasti…
Tapas in Jerez de la Frontera

Bar Juanito

One of the best tapas bars in Jerez, 60-year-old Bar Juanito, with its outdoor tables and checked tablecloths, is like a slice of village Andalucía in the heart of the city. Its alcachofas (artichokes) are a past wi…
Andalucian in Jerez de la Frontera

Reino de León

More 'nouveau' than most Jerez institutions, this self-styled gastrobar takes the region's staple ingredients – sherry, tuna, cured ham – and douses them with creative embellishments. Think nut-and-mascarpone-stuffe…
Andalucian in Jerez de la Frontera

Albalá

Slide into light-wood booths amid minimalist oriental decor for chef Israel Ramos' beautifully creative modern meat, fish and veg dishes infused with typical Andalucian ingredients. House specials include rabo de to…
Andalucian in Jerez de la Frontera

La Carboná

This popular, cavernous restaurant with an imaginative menu occupies an old bodega with a hanging fireplace that’s oh-so-cosy in winter. Delicately presented specialities include grilled meats, fresh fish and the qu…
Tapas in Jerez de la Frontera

El Gallo Azul

Housed in what has become Jerez’ signature building, a circular facade emblazoned with a sherry logo, El Gallo Azul has a smartish upstairs restaurant with a three-course menú (€13.50) and a tiny tapas bar at street…