5. Jerez de La Frontera, Spain

Why Jerez de La Frontera, Spain

Far away from all the glamour of Madrid and Barcelona, sits this beautiful town of Jerez de la Frontera. With its narrow streets and amazing culture, its totally worth it.

Jerez de la Frontera - Narrow streets

Jerez de la Frontera – Narrow streets

 

Where

Jerez is located in the Andalusia part of Spain just south of Seville. It is an inland town, but you are actually very close to El Puerto de Santa Maria, from where the ferries to northern Africa and the Canary Islands departs.

How To Get Here

Being that its Europe, there are a few ways to get here, lets look at them:

Bus

Spain has a fantastic network of buses that takes you all over the country. There are national and local city buses to complete the network. The bus station is in the center of the city next to the train station. Book your bus here. I found it difficult to find a local bus when I was there. I was looking for a bus to neighboring country Gibraltar. Once I went to the bus station and asked though I was good to go. But doing online research was a bit futile.

Jerez de la Frontera - Bus Station

Jerez de la Frontera – Bus Station

Train

Renfe is the name of the Spanish train service that serves the city. It will take you right to the beautifully designed train station in Jerez. As an example, you can fly into say Madrid (MAD) and then take he train down to Jerez.

Jerez de la Frontera - Train Station

Jerez de la Frontera – Train Station

Plane

You can get to Jerez de la Frontera (XRY) by plane from various parts of Europe. When I visited, I actually flew in from Hamburg, Germany flying on Condor. Once I arrived at the airport, I then took the Renfe train into the city. The train is located across from the airport. Purchase your ticket a the kiosk. Jerez is in one direction and Cadiz the other.

Jerez de la Frontera - Condor Airbus A320 in Jerez

Jerez de la Frontera – Condor Airbus A320 in Jerez

You may also take the local bus, M-050 that takes about 30 minutes to get to Jerez. More bus info is located here.

Jerez de la Frontera Airport Bus Stop

Jerez de la Frontera Airport Bus Stop

One other option is to take the Jerez Shuttle bus. You will find details in the arrivals hall. You may also check details at www.shuttlespain.net. The shuttles leave every 15 minutes and should cost about 15 EUR or so.

Three airlines serving this city are:

  • Barcelona, Spain (BCN) – Ryanair (FR) and Vueling (VY)
  • Berlin-Tegel, Germany (TXL) – Air Berlin (AB)
  • Brussels, Belgium (BRU) – brussels airlines (SN)
  • Cologne, Germany (CGN) – Germanwings (4U)
  • Dusseldorf, Germany (DUS) – Condor (DE), Eurowings (EW), Germanwings (4U) and TUI fly (X3)
  • Frankfurt, Germany (FRA) – Condor (DE) and TUI fly (X3)
  • Frankfurt-Hahn, Germany (HHN) – Ryanair (FR)
  • Hamburg, Germany (HAM) – Condor (DE) and TUI fly (X3)
  • Hanover, Germany (HAJ) – Condor (DE) and TUI fly (X3)
  • London-Stansted, England (STN) – Ryanair (FR)
  • Luxembourg (LUX) – Luxair (LG)
  • Madrid, Spain (MAD) – Iberia Airlines (IB)
  • Munich, Germany (MUC) – Condor (DE) and TUI fly (X3)
  • Stuttgart, Germany (STR) – Condor (DE) and TUI Fly (X3)
  • Vienna, Austria (VIE) – Eurowings (EW)
  • Zurich, Switzerland (ZRH) – Germania (GM)

Where To Stay

There are many local places available here. I walked around until I found a place that looked like I wanted to stay there; its called Hotel Serit. I remember just signing up for one night and then being so tired I walked downstairs to ask about staying another night. The guy said sure, so I offered to pay at that moment and he said, no need, I’ll see you tomorrow. My total for two nights was 70 EUR.

 

Jerez de la Frontera – Hotel Serit beds

 

Jerez de la Frontera - Hotel street

Jerez de la Frontera – Hotel street

Here are some suggested places to stay:

You can find a list of hotels here.

Where To Eat

Jerez is a walking city so just walk around, explore and find neat places to eat. There are lots of restaurants and bars to choose from. There is also a market make sure you check it out. Just find a place on of the many  plazas that are located around the city.

Jerez de la Frontera - Having a glass of white wine at the Plaza

Jerez de la Frontera – Having a glass of white wine at the Plaza

 

Jerez de la Frontera ice cream

Jerez de la Frontera ice cream

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What To Do

This region is actually know for Sherry, which means you can get tours of the vineyards and have as much Sherry as you like :-).

In addition, you can walk around the town and explore its Parks and churches.

Jerez de la Frontera - Fundador

Jerez de la Frontera – Fundador

Here is a list of things to do from Trip Advisor.

You may also check Viator for additional things to do.

 

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4 Responses

  1. cindy hoyt says:

    I like this idea. Maps would be a nice addition; just something simple to give a feel for where the town is.

    • kerwin says:

      Thanks Cindy. I completely agree. I’m working on adding that; just having some issues with the software.
      Thanks for stopping by!
      Hopefully you’ll get to visit a few of these places soon.

      Kerwin.

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