#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!

#ThursdayDoors Temporary Doors May Fair #Cordoba, #Spain

Thursday Doors is a weekly feature allowing door lovers to come together to admire and share their favorite door photos from around the world. Feel free to join in on the fun by creating your own Thursday Doors post each week and then  linking up on Norm’s blog here.

May is a very festive and merry month in Cordoba, Andalusia, where I live. At the moment the city is celebrating the Annual May Fair.

All of the doors are temporary, mostly plywood doors, highly decorated, although others, at least look like real doors, but next Monday, they’ll all be dismantled until next year.

The main door into the Fair Ground is a reproduction of the Mosque-Cathedral, an emblematic, historic moment in Cordoba.

These three doors lead to three of the temporary bars built for the occasion.

The fairgoers walk along the makeshift streets, some wear typical gipsy dresses and dance ‘Sevillanas’, most people pop into the temporary bars to eat tapas, drink white wine and dance to whatever lively music is playing.

There are some more photos in my previous post.

More information about the May Fair in Cordoba here.

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#ThursdayDoors May Crosses and Doors in Cordoba, Spain

Thursday Doors is a weekly feature allowing door lovers to come together to admire and share their favorite door photos from around the world. Feel free to join in on the fun by creating your own Thursday Doors post each week and then sharing it, between Thursday morning and Saturday noon and linking up on Norm’s blog here.

May is a very festive and merry month in Cordoba, Andalusia, where I live. Last weekend the city celebrated the Festival of the May Crosses.

Crosses decorated with spring flowers are set up around the city, usually near churches, as we can see in this church door in the background.

Some of the doors are built especially for the cross, as in this case. After the three-day festival it is removed, along with the wall and the potted plants.

Although the crosses are admired for their beauty, there’s always a stand with some wine, beer and tapas nearby to celebrate the festivity, as you can see on the left of the cross.

More information about the May festivities in Cordoba here.

Next week I’ll show you some of the doors to the world-famous Patios Festival, which is a competition for the prettiest courtyard in the city. 

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