This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Jerez de la Frontera. To help you make friends with Jerez de la Frontera before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Jerez de la Frontera, in the province of Cadiz, Andalusia, Spain, is one of the largest cities in Andalusia; it's larger and more prosperous than the town of Cadiz, the capital of Cadiz Province. Jerez de la Frontera is pleasant place, for it is located between the sea and the mountain. Because of its favorable location and climate, Jerez de la Frontera is one of largest producers and exporters of wine in the world. The town of Jerez de la Frontera even lends its name to a kind of fortified wine (sherry).
The name of Jerez de la Frontera is Arabic in origin. Like all of Andalusia and southern Spain, Jerez de la Frontera has been heavily influenced by the Moors during the medieval period. The history of Jerez de la Frontera dates back to the thirtieth century BC, where remains and evidences of Neolithic life and culture were discovered. Throughout the history, Jerez de la Frontera has been conquered and settled by various people including the Iberian tribe of Tartessos, the Phoenicians, Romans, Visigoths, Muslims, Christians, Jews, and various kingdoms of Southern Spain. The kingdom with the most prominent and lasting influence was the Kingdom of Castile.
Most of the main attractions of Jerez de la Frontera are buildings, structures, and churches with a mixture of designs and motifs from the various cultures it has harbored. The most famous and beautiful of these landmark attractions is the Alcaraz of Jerez de la Frontera, a Moorish fortress that has been transformed into a garden and a park.
Aside from sherry, Jerez de la Frontera is also famous for flamenco and horsemanship. Flamenco is the Spanish dance that has its origins in Andalusia. The horsemanship of Jerez de la Frontera has been exquisite, having bred the most famous and beautiful of the horses, the Andalusian horse.
Jerez de la Frontera hostels are everywhere to cater to visitors, tourists, and vacationers who want to experience the mix of modern and old-world feel of Andalusia. Hostels in Jerez de la Frontera vary from high-class luxury to simple places to stay.
Written by local enthusiast for Jerez de la Frontera hostelsAngelica Burrage