But the most globally renowned landmark of Jerez de la Frontera is the Royal Andalusian School of Equestrian Art. Its stables are home to the finest purebred horses which are trained to perform spectacular dressage programmes. The annual horse fair (“Feria del Caballo”) is traditionally held in early May and includes a procession, tournaments and competitions.
Bathing on the Costa de la Luz coast
Nestled between the sea and the mountains, Jerez de la Frontera is no distance from the Costa de la Luz where lovely beach holidays can be enjoyed – in Cádiz, the capital of the province, for instance, which is less than a thirty-minute drive from Jerez. Cádiz has some beautiful beaches to bask on, including: Cortadura, La Victoria (city beach) and Santa María del Mar, which is popular among surfers because of its breaking waves. Those eager to spend time in Málaga can reach this tourist stronghold in about two and a half hours by car.