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Stop 30 - Jerez


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After a 11.5 hour train from Barcelona to Seville and a 1 hour commuter train to Jerez, we arrived pretty late and retired into our cute little studio apartment in the centre of town. That evening we pretty much headed straight to bed ready for a day of exploring the home of sherry.

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The narrow winding streets were great for aimless wondering and provided plenty of opportunity to gather design inspiration thanks to the numerous decorative tiles and interesting windows/balconies. There were also several attractive squares packed full of cafes and tabancos (old sherry shops which also have space for sitting and drinking the products with some tapas). We also managed to catch some flamenco in one of the tabancos and quickly realised that Spanish people have a lot more rhythm than we do.

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The city has lots of impressive historical buildings including the huge cathedral.

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We also paid a visit to the city's Alcazar which was originally built in the 11th century, before being expanded by the Alhomad Berbers and later the Christians after the Reconquista. There is still a beautiful mosque-turned-church and some atmospheric Arabic baths.

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It also happened to be someone's 25th birthday!

Posted by Chloemillen92 13:05 Archived in Spain Tagged alcazar cerveza cathedral wine andalusia jerez flamenco tapas sherry

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