Jerez de la Frontera, known as Jerez, is a popular place to visit for those in the Andalusia region, known for its old quarter surrounding the Alcázar de Jerez. We’ve put together an 8 km ‘runseeing’ tour of the old quarter and several parks, attempting to keep it as straightforward as possible! Use our map as a guideline to create your own route.
Start with a loop around the Alcázar, a Moorish Fort dating to the 11th century, and the notable Jerez Catherdral. Then, use C. Consistorio/C. Tornería to head north through several plazas and squares to the Plaza Mamelon and its fountains. Exit the park onto C. Guadalete, RIGHT on Pozo del Olivar, to the Atalaya botanical garden. This next section explores several parks and green spots in the area: the famous Equestrian School, Parque Juan Carlos Durán, & Parque Juan de la Plata. Exit that park onto Av. San Juan Bosco, heading southwest to the Jardines Mágicos botanical garden and Parque de Picadueñas. For the 1 km return east to the center, take C. Cam. Cruz del Canto, RIGHT on C. Muro, and RIGHT on C. Moral.
Add-On: Parks in the eastern part of Jerez. From Parque Durán, take Av. Alcalde Álvaro Domecq for 1 km east to Parque González Hontoria, the site of fairground paths and a Shakespeare monument. Just across the Av. de la Feria is a running track.
- 8 km (5 miles), with good add-on options
- 55m (179 feet)
- Alcázar in the old quarter