Although Jerez is known throughout the world for its wines and wineries, which undoubtedly offers one of the best experiences to practice in the destination, cultural, leisure and gastronomic activities are also great attractions of the city.
Discover the impressive historical heritage of Jerez, the Cathedral, the Alcázar, innumerable churches of great value or its mansions, or enjoy any of the events that are organized throughout the year, from the Flamenco Festival of Jerez, the Easter, the Horse Fair, the Harvest Festival or Christmas are also more than a reason to get to know this city.
When the cold arrives in Jerez, in November, the well-known Jerez Zambombas begin. In the neighborhood of Santiago, in the "Tío José de Paula" rock or in any tabanco in the center, you will find a zambomba that will surprise you.
In December the city prepares for Christmas, the zambombas continue and the entire historic center is decorated with Christmas lights and decorations. Nor should you miss a classic, fun and exciting Cavalcade of the Kings, aimed at the enjoyment of children. The cold leaves this city with the wonderful Holy Week in Jerez. A week full of feeling, Faith, intensity, smell of incense and orange blossom. Holy Week commemorates the passion, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ and the Jerez Brotherhoods take out their images with great devotion and love. It is an artistic and ethnographic show highly recommended for everyone.
When the flowers bloom, the city of Jerez prepares for one of the most important events of the year: the Feria de Jerez. Flamenco, ruffles, fine wine and lots of art. The Feria de Jerez lasts a week and is held in the month of May, a meeting attended by millions of people, it is held in the González Hontoria park and you can enjoy a good flamenco show, with a glass of sherry and a Spectacular Iberian ham dish. Jerez also has its Bullfighting Fair, coinciding with the Horse Fair, in one of the best-known bullrings in the national territory.
The month of May also includes the Moto GP Grand Prix at the Jerez speed circuit, an event that fills the city for a weekend with bikers and fans of the world of mopeds and many meetings are held in different parts of the city town. And, of course, the smell of orange blossom and jasmine that fill the streets of Jerez in spring, the horse-drawn carriages and the magnificent churches make Jerez a magical place and perfect for weddings.
With the arrival of the heat, the terraces of the city are filled with people who like to enjoy the good weather. The concerts begin, the live music while you have an aperitif and the round trip to the beaches of the Bay of Cádiz, which are only 15 minutes away.
Be sure to visit the wonderful white villages of the Sierra de Cádiz on summer nights, unprecedented places that will surprise you.
With the fall of the leaves, the harvest season arrives in Jerez. The harvest of the grapes for the future production of Sherry wines arrives, and it is celebrated with the Harvest Fair, where you can taste different wines from the area, visit the best wineries in Jerez and learn a little more about the process of wine making.
Golf and hunting are two activities that, due to their quality and high level, become an attraction in Jerez for fans.
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