Jerez de la Frontera, the ideal getaway
The summit of flamenco and wine
In recent years, Jerez de la Frontera has become one of the major wine tourism destinations in Spain thanks to its famous sherry wine. Visiting some of its wineries, attending flamenco shows or visiting its historical monuments are the main attractions of this charming Andalusian city. Its historic quarter surrounds the Alcázar de Jerez, an 11th century Moorish fortress that will leave you in awe. Likewise, you cannot visit Jerez and not enjoy its gastronomy or visit the different tabancos scattered around the historic centre.
Tabanco: an establishment that emerged in Jerez, which combined the social concept of a tavern with the commercial vocation of a "wine shop".
Why choose Jerez for your next getaway?
Whether for its renowned wineries, its flamenco art or because it hosts the annual motorbike Grand Prix, Jerez de la Frontera has become a must for visitors to the province of Cádiz who want to immerse themselves in Andalusian culture. Solomillo (sirloin steak) and chicharrones (pork rinds), baked fish and seafood for starters, and don't miss the tapas of tortilla de patatas, salmorejo (gazpacho) and ensaladilla rusa (Russian salad). In Jerez, it's hard to go hungry.
As mentioned above, the passage of time has turned the city into a unique destination thanks to its incalculable cultural heritage. The Horse Fair, the motorcycling world championship or the "zambombas" are attractions known both nationally and internationally. So much is the growth of tourism in the emblematic Andalusian city due to the high demand of tourists, that airlines such as Vueling are creating new routes such as Paris-Jerez.
Financial Times names Jerez as the "Vatican" of wine
The British-based newspaper with a special emphasis on international business and economic news, the Financial Times, has recently published an article with a special mention of Jerez. They recommend the city as one of three European "little wonders" to visit this autumn for an ideal getaway. The author of the article, Paul Richardson, points out that the main charm of Jerez is being able to enjoy a unique cultural heritage without the burden of mass tourism. Paul also highlights the must-see medieval Alcazar and the huge 18th century cathedral, "Its centre is a harmonious blend of bell towers, palm trees and pitch-roofed bodegas".
Finally, the newspaper mentions some typical Jerez bars and restaurants, such as "Bar Juanito" or the restaurant "La Carboná", which are not to be missed. Paul also highlights some traditional taverns or tabancos such as "La Pandilla" or "El Pasaje", where tourists can enjoy flamenco shows with a sherry in hand.
What about accommodation? Discover Jerez with Ole Solutions
Ole Solutions is based in Jerez de la Frontera. This is the main reason why we know every corner of the city as well as the most exclusive shows and tours. Staying in one of our properties is not just about enjoying Jerez. Staying in a property with Ole Solutions is an experience that will make you remember the city forever, wanting to come back again. You will interact with the locals, who provide access to information in a practical and first-hand manner. You'll have more space and access to appliances you won't have in a hotel, as well as achieving authenticity in the experience with locals enjoying the Jerez culture.
Ole Solutions has a wide range of holiday rental properties in Jerez de la Frontera. Below is our recommendation:
- Andalusí Apartment. Ideal for couples who wish to stay in a unique space with a Jerez-Andalusian touch. Located in the heart of the city, the flat also has an interior patio where you can enjoy a sherry from Jerez upon arrival.
- Flat La Paquera. The Plazuela de la Yedra is the heart of the flamenco route through the San Miguel district of Jerez. The Plazuela itself, where this cosy flat is located, is presided over by the Ermita de la Yedra. The flat is fully equipped to enjoy a great stay in Jerez.
- Casa Las Viñas. If you are a large group, your best option is always Casa Las Viñas. Located just 10 minutes walk from the historic centre, this property has a capacity for up to 8 people and is made up of unique spaces. It has an exclusive roof terrace with garden and a spacious and bright living-dining room.