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Weekend Breaks to Jerez

Planning a short break to Jerez? Check out Travel Library's recommended Top 10 Things To Do in Jerez. It's a perfect companion for weekend city breaks to Jerez. Once you've been you can add your own tips and suggestions to help other visitors.

Hotel Royal Sherry Park

The hotel is located in Av. Alcalde Alvaro Domecq 11 bis and surrounded by beautiful palm trees, making it the most popular modern hotel in Jerez. The hotel features a marble floored lobby and very modern rooms, which adds to the luxurious atmosphere of the hotel.

The rooms are equipped with full bathrooms, air-conditioning, satellite TV, a minibar, a safety deposit box and beautiful modern decor. The hotel has a restaurant and bar area, from which guests can get the most delicious Spanish and International cuisine. The hotel also offers laundry, dry-cleaning and babysitting facilities.

For more information, visit their website on www.hipotels.com

The Church of Santa Maria

The church is located in the town of Jerez and was constructed in 1764. The main entrance of the church, features a grand doorway created in a late Gothic style. The Gothic facade section dates back to the 13th and 14th centuries and features gorgeous spires, pinnacles and broken crests. The entire church took more than 5 centuries to build and is predominantly constructed in a Gothic style.

The church features a museum which is home to many interesting items such as monstrance's, chalices, relics, salvers, jewels, paintings and the most extraordinary collection of robes and capes worn by priests in the 17th century. Other highlights of the church include the chapel of forgiveness, the baptism chapel, the organ, the chapel of Rosary and a painted mural which depicts a Byzantine throne, with Christ and his mother seated, surrounded by angels and musical instruments.

The Church of San Pedro

The church is located in the old town of Jerez. The building features a rectangular shape and consists of one nave which is divided into 3 sections. The church has a triple vaulted ceiling which covers the entire church, constructed during the Gothic era of the 14th century. During the 16th and 17th centuries another 6 chapels were added which feature predominantly Baroque and Renaissance styles.

A particular highlight of the church is the altars containing the remains of San Víctor and San Fructuoso, known as the Martyred Saints. These altars are made of pine and were constructed in 1693. Other highlights include The Chapel of the Divine Shepardess, The High altar, the extravagant Baptism Chapel and the most extraordinary paintings. The church is also home to a museum which contains valuables such as the three crosses, jewels, chalices, flags and relics.

Gaitan

The restaurant is located on Gaitan 3, walking distance from the horse riding school. It consists of large brick arches and is gorgeously decorated with beautifully coloured ceramic plates, as well as photographs of famous guests. The restaurant offers a large menu consisting of a variety of traditional Andalusian and Basque dishes. One of the restaurants' particular specialities is a dish containing wild mushrooms which are fried in olive oil and topped with garlic and parsley.

The restaurant tends to get very busy, especially during lunch hours, therefore reservations are recommended and can be made by contacting the restaurant on Tel: 956 345859.

Tendido 6

The restaurant is located on Circo 10, opposite gate 6 of the bullring. The restaurant features a gorgeous patio, which is smartly decorated with bullfight posters and tables covered in bright red tablecloths. During the bullfight season, the terrace area features one of the best views and attracts many guests. The restaurant features a lovely menu with a great selection of traditional Andalusian dishes, their specialities being dishes such as tasty cured ham, shrimp basted in a garlic sauce and delicious almond tart for dessert.

Opening hours depend greatly on the season. Visitors requiring information in this regard can contact the restaurant on Tel: 956 344835.

Museo de Reloj

The famous clock museum is located in Calle Lealas and features an interesting collection of more than 300 clocks, most of them being in perfect working order. Some of the clocks date back to the 16th century, whilst others range from the 17th to the 19th centuries. The museum also contains a beautiful collection of true jewels dating back a few centuries. The museum is surrounded by beautiful gardens, littered with plants and flowers. Another attraction is the peacocks which roam the garden area.

Admission cost is $2.2. The museum's opening hours vary according to the time of year and visitors are recommended to contact the museum in this regard on Tel: (+34) 956 182100

Hotel Ibis

The hotel is located only 2km from the city centre. It was built in 2003 and features 83 rooms. The hotel hosts a lovely restaurant and bar area. It also has a lounge and nightclub area, which offers great entertainment for guests at night, as well as a swimming pool offering great water activities.

The rooms are all equipped with a bathroom, cable TV, air-conditioning and a safety deposit box. The hotel also features non-smoking rooms which are available upon request and allows the animal-loving type the luxury of bringing their pets with.

For more information, visit the website www.ibishotel.com.

NH Avenida Jerez Hotel

The hotel is located in the heart of Jerez, Alcalde Alvaro Domeq 10. The hotel was built in 1987 and then restored in 1998 and features 95 rooms. The hotel is equipped with a stunning restaurant & café, a lounge which features a bar and nightclub, a 24hr front desk service, room service with a limited menu and a concierge. Other services which are available include a child care service, dry-cleaning and laundry services and medical services. Children under the age of 12 stay at the hotel free of charge. The rooms are beautifully decorated and are equipped with facilities such as full bathrooms, a minibar, cable TV, air-conditioning and a safety deposit box.

The Church of San Agustin

The church was founded in 1539, originally known as the Convent of San Juan de Letran. The church was equipped with a high altar, created by a local sculptor named Martin Hernandez in 1587 and was home to 20 religious teachers who taught art, philosophy and Latin grammar.

A highlight of the church is the image of the figure of Jesus of Nazareth. The figure was created in 1564 under the guidance of the Augustine brothers. The decline of the monastery is believed to be during the 19th century at which time the church was left abandoned. To this day all that remains of the monastery is the ruins, however the church still remains intact.

Museo Arqueolico Jerez

The museum is located in the Plaza del Mercado. The museum is famously known for the wonderful displays featuring a Greek helmet and the Bronze Age stone sculpture. The museum contains 3 floors, which feature 9 different thematic rooms.

The building features a number of different departments, including a library which features a collection of more than 2000 books in monographs and periodical publications. The library is specifically designed for and specializes in Archaeology, Museology and Restoration.

Another highlight of the museum is the Department op Photographic documentation, which contains photographic records of all the items which are on display in the museum.

Opening hours are Mon - Fri 10am - 2pm & 4pm - 7pm, Sat - Sun 10am - 2:30pm.

User Suggestions

Places I recommend to visitors to Jerez include - Cultural Attraction

1. Visit a sherry bodega - for the aroma, the architecture, for the gorgeous looking guides and a taste of wine which gives the town its name 2. See a show at the royal school of dressage - including Olympic medal riders, this is horse display of the top international rank 3. Relax in the restored Arab bath house - Hammam Andalusi 4. Meet the locals and listen to the music in the flamenco clubs (penas) which are mostly free to enter

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