Alcazar Jerez de la Frontera, Jerez De La Frontera

First constructed in the 11th century by Andalusia’s Moorish rulers, Alcazar Jerez de la Frontera is an imposing and elegant monument to the history of southern Spain. The fortress has massive fortified towers and 4,000 m (13,123 ft) of walls designed to protect its inhabitants from attack. Climb to the tops of these lookouts for sweeping views of the surrounding countryside. Wander the lush gardens inside the keep, complete with intricate fountains and flowering plants, and explore the former bathhouse complex. Discover Jerez’s only remaining mosque structure, which was converted into a church after the European conquest of the city, and enriches the castle’s varied architectural heritage. Put Alcazar Jerez de la Frontera into our Jerez De La Frontera holiday maker to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Jerez De La Frontera.
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  • August 17, 2017
    I think we were spoiled as we had been to the Alhambra the previous year. Obviously not on the same scale. Interesting but not worth it if you've been to the Alhambra. If you haven't suggest you do!  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    For my best visit that will be in Jerez, for €5, you have total freedom to move around the monument. There are many explanations of each building or stay you are visiting. If you like visits by free is ideal. In my case I could not visit the Camera Obscura, a penalty. Another negative aspect is that the outside not very clean, cans, bottles, paper and as in the Cathedral smell of urine. I have come to see people peeing in the surroundings... in broad daylight while he walked his dog. Regrettable.
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  • August 15, 2017
    Visited the alcazar on a flying visit to Jerez. Not much to 'do' there, but lovely architecture and beautiful gardens. All signage bilingual in English and Castellano so easy to understand, and the la...  more »
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  • This was the highlight of our visit to Jerez. Beautiful architecture that has managed to survive the test of time and Christian invasions. Large open spaces and gardens with water features and simple yet elegant designs are the characteristics of Arabic architecture from this time. It wasn't crowded when we visited (early April), unlike Seville which was too crowded for me at least, to appreciate the architecture there.
  • The Alcazar of Jerez is well worth a visit. It is not to be compared with the Alcazar of Sevilla or the Alhambra in Granada, but the smaller scale, well maintained fortification, palace and mosque are beautiful in their simplicity. You will get a very nice view of Jerez and its surrounding countryside too, especially from the octagonal tower. The palace has a relatively young and very high quality camera obscura, which I think are clever, fun and wonderful instruments. The apothecary inside the palace takes you right back to the past, it is well kept and decorated. Personally I think the old mosque is a very spiritual place. It is old, very serene and looks amazing from the outside too. One hour is enough to do a quick tour, but 2 hours allows for a quiet moment in the mosque, a moment of quiet in the gardens and a visit to the camera obscura as well.
  • Very nice alcazar. I recommend opting for the optional "camera oscura" experience. I didn't know what to expect (they don't really sell it well...) and it turned out to be a really pleasant, informative and unusual 360° presentation of the views all around Jerez from the highest point of the alcazar.
  • Worth it for the mosque and Islamic baths. And not a lot else to do here after all.
  • Historical palace and scenic gardens. Not too busy when we went which was nice.

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