Alcazar Jerez de la Frontera, Jerez De La Frontera

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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. Before you head to Jerez De La Frontera, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Jerez De La Frontera holiday planner, to make sure you see all that Jerez De La Frontera has to offer, including Alcazar Jerez de la Frontera.
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  • visit the Alcazar and get an impression how it used the Moors have controlled this region for centuries. Hence the name Jerez de la Frontera.
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  • Pretty interesting and Alcazar, the Camera Obscura very curious. It's not very big but it is worth visiting it.
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  • We spent around 2 hours including the camera obscura which was about half an hour. It was interesting to find out a little more about the settlements in Jerez, the city walls and the people. The city'...  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.
  • 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.
  • Well worth the visit. Some good views of the city from here.
  • Beautiful from outside, but despite its advertised times was not opened on Sunday.😞