Jerez Car Rental
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Jerez is best known for the wine that takes its name, Sherry, and it is said that the air of the city still carries the scent of that aromatic fortified wine. Jerez is situated halfway between the sea and the mountains, 57 miles south of Seville, in Andalucia’s southwest province of Cadiz. The city has many attractions in addition to its viticulture, and is famous for being the home of the Royal Andalusian School of Equestrian Art, as well as the Andalusian Centre of Flamenco. The Alcazar of Jerez is an impressive castle in its own right, and houses the fascinating Camera Obscura. Jerez is served by a small but modern airport about 15 minutes’ drive from the city, with flights from London Gatwick and Stanstead. Visitors to the city should take advantage of the car rental facilities available at the airport to explore the coast and extraordinary scenery of Andalucia – Jerez provides an ideal base for touring the province
Things to Do in Jerez
A visit to the Royal Andalusian School of Equestrian Art and its famous dancing horses is a must, and if you don’t want to attend a formal performance you can view their morning training sessions. No visitor to Jerez should leave without sampling its most famous product, and there are a number of “bodegas”, or wine bars, that are linked to the historic houses of Sandeman, Pedro Domecq and Jerez where you can taste different sherries.
Top 3 Must See: Jerez
Alcazar of Jerez
Royal Andalusian School of Equestrian Art
Pena Flamenca La Buleria, a bodega offering traditional Flamenco dancing every Friday evning
The Alcázar, dating back to the time of Moorish Spain, not only houses the Camera Obscura, but also a mosque, pharmacy, and arab baths. For horse lovers there is an opportunity to learn more about the famed Andalusian breed at the Yeguada de la Cartuja stud farm on the outskirts of the city. Jerez de la Frontera Cathedral is an interesting example of the blend of Moorish and later Christian influences, and the interior has some impressive stone carving.
Drive Around Jerez
It’s easy to arrange car rental from Jerez airport, and the city is 8 km to the south, leaving on the airport slip road to join the AP-4 Seville to Cadiz motorway. Exit 635 towards Jerez takes you into the city. Driving in the city is fairly straightforward, with a number of wide avenues linking different areas, and Jerez provides an ideal starting point for day visits to Seville, Cadiz, or trips further down the coast on the A-4 and A-48 to Gibralter. Visit GoCarRental.com to sort your car rental today.