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The beauty of forgotten Jerez: the Barrio de San Mateo

Duration: 2h and 30min
Languages: Spanish
Quality Verified Registered on September 12, 2019

We are Mi Jerez. Conoce el Patrimonio, a company that since 2016 makes patrimonial and cultural visits to the city of Jerez de la Frontera. We are graduates in History, local guides and lovers of our city. Know, live and feel Jerez.

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Tour description

In the bowels of the city, the San Mateo neighborhood rises, the eternal unknown, and perhaps forgotten, corner of Jerez de la Frontera, one of those spaces where the passage of time has hardly been noticed. In one of the most charming places in the city, we will visit one of the most unique urban structures in Jerez, where labyrinths and narrow alleys of Muslim tradition, palaces and stately homes of stale ancestry and winery helmets from the 18th and 19th centuries, are They mix with the daily life of a neighborhood that boasts of being one of the oldest in the city. We start the visit in the outskirts of our beautiful Cathedral of San Salvador to go to the heart of the neighborhood, the Market Square, going up the Cuesta del Espíritu Santo, where we will enjoy one of the most spectacular views of the cathedral building from the Convento del Espíritu Santo, the oldest of the female convents in Jerez. Once inside "the city of Bacchus", we will pass by the Founder winery, linked to the Domecq surname, the oldest in our city, and then head to visit the amalgam of palaces in the area, including the Ponce de León, the Riquelme Palace and the Camporreal Palace. Already in the Market Square, we will refer to the Municipal Archaeological Museum, one of the most important in the province, which we always recommend visiting, with an excellent collection of pieces that go from the Paleolithic period to the Modern Age, and whose central core is a mansion from the late eighteenth century that responds to the typology of patio house. The Church of San Mateo, the Chapel of Santa Marta and the Church of San Lucas are mandatory stops on our route, which will also be shrouded in a halo of mystery, as the Barrio de San Mateo is a place full of secrets, curiosities, stories implausible and legends like that of the Rincón Malíllo, stories that are transmitted from generation to generation and that even today do not leave those who listen to them indifferent. A route that combines heritage and mystery, very attractive, with which we put our grain of sand to relaunch the Barrio de San Mateo. Get to know Jerez, Live Jerez, Feel Jerez!

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  • Meeting point:
    Reducto Cardenal Bueno Monreal, 5, 11...
    Reducto Cardenal Bueno Monreal, 5, 11403 Jerez de la Frontera, Cádiz, Spain
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    Cathedral of San Salvador (main facade staircase). You will find us with purple shirts and umbrellas with the Mi Jerez logo. Know the Heritage

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

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La ruta y Javier fueron de 10! Repetiremos seguro
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Who is this tour for?

Accessibility
Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Groups
Does not accept large group reservations.
Pets
Suitable for carrying pets.

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Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 4 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
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