Jerez is the largest city in the province of Cádiz, yet far removed from the tourism of the crowded coastal resorts and the larger provincial capitals; a place which has all the amenities of a city (theatre, shopping areas and international airport) but managing to preserve its traditions and a way of life which is still 100% Spanish and above all Andalusian, a picturesque old city centre steeped in history, from the remains of the 11th century Moorish castle to the 17th century mansion houses of the local nobility.
One of the main attractions of Jerez is the fact that, although just 30 minutes from the Atlantic coast, the town has maintained its truly Andalusian character unspoilt by the crowded international tourism of the coastal resorts and larger provincial capitals. With just over 220,000 inhabitants Jerez has all the amenities you could wish for during your stay (international airport, restaurant and shopping areas, theatre, etc.) all of this without losing its authentic traditional character. Visit one of the local sherry wineries, the 11th century Moorish castle or simply stroll around the narrow cobble-stoned streets and squares flanked by orange trees.