#ThursdayDoors #Jerez #Spain

One of the gates surrounding Jerez’s Royal Ecuestrian School

I was recently in Jerez for a few days with some friends from the UK and couldn’t resist taking some pictures of its beautiful doors to share with you!

Jerez is the 25th largest city in Spain, the 5th largest in Andalucía and the largest city in the province of Cadiz.

It is famous for The Royal Andalusian Ecuestrian School of Equestrian Art Foundation. We really enjoyed its famous show, “How the Andalusian Horses Dance”, a fascinating exhibition of horsemanship. Unfortunately, no photos are allowed during the show, but here’s a picture of one of the horses on its way back to the stables.

Here are three doors seen around the beautiful gardens on the grounds of the School.

After the show we had some tapas at a very modern, Michelin recommended restaurante nearby.

We stopped for a glass of famous Jerez wine. The city specialises in sweet and dry sherry. Sweet is my favourite! The dry sherry is very dry indeed.

Jerez has many beautiful traditional Spanish buildings, with stunning doors. Here are a few I saw strolling along its ancient streets.

We stayed at a charming, Modernist style, small hotel in the city centre, Hotel YIT Casa Grande, It must have been the home of a very rich family in the late 19th or early 20th century.

There’s a Cathedral and there are plenty of churches in Jerez. I’ll show you some church doors next week!

Meanwhile, do pop over to Norm’s Blog, #ThursdayDoors host, to join in or to check out other fabulous doors from around the world!

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