Insider’s Tips For A Day Trip To Jerez

Just a short journey from Seville, Jerez de la Frontera is best known for its sherry. However, with amazing architecture, a fascinating history and, of course, delicious food, there is so much more to this city!

With so much to see and do in Andalusia, taking a day trip when you’re visiting Seville can really enhance your time in southern Spain. Jerez may be small, but with one of the oldest wine traditions in the world and a whole host of incredible food to enjoy, visiting the sherry making region is something you won’t regret!

After a recent Devour Seville outing to the city, we decided to put together this guide full of insider’s tips on how to make the most of a day trip to Jerez.

Planning a day trip from Seville? The nearby sherry making region of Jerez is a fantastic option! Here's our insider's tips for your day trip to Jerez!

Photo Credit: Tony Bowden

What to see in Jerez

The Cathedral: The city’s extravagant cathedral took almost one hundred years to build. Much like Seville’s Cathedral, this beautiful, intricate building was built on the site of a mosque in the city. Although considered a Gothic cathedral, there are elements of Baroque and Neoclassical styling that add a spectacular touch to this monument.

The Alcazar: Situated close to the cathedral, this old Moorish fortress dates back to the 12th century and is a great example of the Almohade architecture of the time. From the beautiful gardens, the architecture of the ancient Arab baths and the amazing bronze horse statues inside, the Alcazar Fortress is a must during your day trip to Jerez.

A Bodega: Sherry is a defining product of Jerez and you can’t take a trip to the region without seeing how their treasured tipple is made. For an intimate sherry tasting experience, head to Bodegas Tradicion. With a tour of the art gallery as part of the experience, your expert guide enthusiastically explains the complex sherry ageing process. Four delicious varieties of sherry aged at the bodega are laid out for tasting, paired with some carefully chosen bites of food – and there’s even a glass of locally made brandy to cleanse your palate at the end!

The sherry expert at Bodegas Tradicion pours delicious sherries for guests to try. With four different varieties of sherry made available, paired with small bites to eat, this tour will enhance your understanding of the sherry making process. A must during your day trip to Jerez!
The sherry tasting as part of the Bodegas Tradicion experience allows guests to sample various Sherries produced in Jerez

Where to eat in Jerez

Albores: Located right in the center of Jerez, the all-day kitchen in this modern restaurant serves customers top quality, locally sourced food. Along with traditional favorites such as ensaladilla or salmorejo, make sure and try their delicious clams made in locally produced vinegar – delicious!

Address: Calle Consistorio, 12

Tabanco San Pablo: The tabanco tradition originated in Jerez and these small, traditional establishments combine the atmosphere of a typical tavern with the sale of locally produced wines and Sherries. Perhaps the most-loved tabanco in Jerez is Tabanco San Pablo, a primary part of the famous Tabanco Route through the city. The meatballs are amazing at this bar and to complete the taste experience, make sure and try their morenita, a mixture of drier moscatel with aromatic oloroso sherry.

Address: Calle San Pablo, 12

El Almacen: The unique interior of this bar combines modern design with the strong tabanco tradition Jerez is known for. The menu at El Alamcen consists of raciones for sharing and is the perfect place to have a nice dinner with friends. You cannot leave without tasting their buñuelos de bacalao, lightly fried chunks of fresh cod served with a side of mayonnaise, paired with a local dry sherry of course!

Address: Calle Latorre, 6

The ración of fried cod at El Almacen is a highlight in terms of food in the city of Jerez. Presented with a scrumptious dollop of mayonnaise, this is a great tapa to try during your day trip to Jerez.
The delicious buñuelos de bacalao at El Almacen are a must-try dish when in Jerez

How to get to Jerez from Seville

By Bus: Buses from Seville to Jerez go from Prado de San Sebastian and cost around €18 return. In total the journey shouldn’t take more than an hour and a half and tickets can be bought either at the station or online.

By Train: To travel by train, head to Santa Justa Train Station where a return ticket will also cost about €18. With a journey time of about one hour, this is perhaps the most convenient way to travel to Jerez and tickets can be purchased online or at the station.

4 Comment

  1. Carl Greatorex says
    May 20, 2018 at 6:40 pm

    Jerez is a must-see in Andaluzia

    1. Devour Tours says
      May 20, 2018 at 6:42 pm

      Couldn’t agree more, Carl!

  2. Christopher Petrill says
    July 27, 2019 at 10:09 pm

    Do you guys have tours for Jerez: I loved the ones for San Sebastian?

    1. Devour Tours says
      July 29, 2019 at 12:22 pm

      Hey Christopher! Thanks so much for joining us in San Sebastian!
      We do have a private day trip to Jerez from Seville which you can check out here.
      Otherwise, here are a couple of posts with our favorite places to eat in Jerez so you can DIY your Jerez tapas tour 🙂

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