A walk through the Andalusian medina of Jerez

Duration: 2h
Languages: Spanish
Registered on August 23, 2022

I am a teacher and Official Tourism Guide (nº GT/06338 of the Tourism Registry of the Junta de Andalucía); Doctor in Art and Humanities, with the thesis "Jerez and al-Andalus. From the origins to the Almohad era, territory, population and intellectual life", qualified with outstanding "cum laude"; Master's Degree in Historical-Archaeological Heritage; and a degree in Semitic and Hispanic Philology from the University of Granada, where I also studied Aramaic, History of the Jews in the Middle Ages and Sephardic Language and Literature. Do you know of a better guide to delve into the Muslim and Jewish past of Jerez de la Frontera?

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  • No minimum number of attendees
    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

Jerez is known worldwide for its wines, horses and flamenco, a UNESCO intangible cultural heritage.

However, our city also has another historical-artistic heritage that is less known, but just as important , part of which I invite you to discover. on a private and personalized tour, with a maximum of five people per visit: The great Andalusian medina from the 8th to the 13th centuries , with winding and narrow streets among which its more than twenty mosques were located, and which was repopulated by Christians and a hundred Jewish families from 1267.

Thus, we will begin the tour by accessing the old Muslim city through the space occupied by one of the main gates of the medina: the Gate of Seville, in front of the monumental cloister of the Santo Domingo convent , with remains that could belong to the Andalusian period of Sherry. From there, we will enter the beautiful and, in some cases, mysterious alleys that lead to the Jewish quarter and the six neighborhoods of the old town, San Marcos, San Juan, San Lucas, San Mateo, San Salvador and San Dionisio.

Our tour will end in the Plaza del Arenal , a space that housed a huge maqbara or cemetery from the Andalusian era that is still preserved, and which we will reach through the space occupied by the old Puerta del Real, of which we will also appreciate some of its vestiges. still standing.

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Alameda Cristina, 13, 11407 Jerez de ...
    Alameda Cristina, 13, 11407 Jerez de la Frontera, Cádiz, Spain
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    We will meet on Alameda Cristina, on the boulevard between palm trees in front of the door of the Jerez Centro hotel (Meliá), next to the fountain at the horse carriage and taxi stop.

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    Free admission
    Claustros de Santo Domingo
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    Outside visit
    Plaza Rafael Rivero
  • 3
    Outside visit
    Calle San Marcos
  • 4
    Outside visit
    Calle Judería
  • 5
    Outside visit
    Calle Algarve
  • 6
    Outside visit
    Plaza de la Asunción
  • 7
    Outside visit
    Plaza Plateros
  • 8
    Outside visit
    Calle Juana de Dios Lacoste
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    Outside visit
    Plaza Ponce de León
  • 10
    Outside visit
    Calle Siete Revueltas
  • 11
    Outside visit
    Eva Recommends Capilla de la Jura en Jerez
  • 12
    Outside visit
    Plaza de Belén
  • 13
    Outside visit
    Plaza del Mercado
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    Outside visit
    Plaza Benavente
  • 15
    Outside visit
    Calle Salvador
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    Outside visit
    Plaza del Arroyo
  • 17
    Outside visit
    Catedral de Jerez de la Frontera / Colegiata de Nuestro Señor San Salvador
  • 18
    Outside visit
    Alcázar de Jerez de la Frontera
  • 19
    Outside visit
    Calle Pescadería Vieja
  • 20
    Outside visit
    Plaza del Arenal

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).

Tour opinions

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Selles 05 May 2024

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Travelled in group - May 2024
Jamás tuve un guía tan amante de su trabajo como Miguel Angel. Escucharlo fue todo un placer, con un conocimiento temático extraordinario y unas grandes dotes comunicativas. Supo adaptar de forma ágil su discurso ante cualquier pregunta duda o curiosidad planteada por el grupo. Diafrutamos mucho y yo personalmente hubiera pasado dos horas más con él. Conocedor preciso del recorrido, a nivel incluso casi familiar. Lo dicho todo un lujo
Carlos 02 Apr 2024
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Travelled in couple - Apr 2024
Siendo sinceros el Mejor freetour que hemos hecho nunca. Miguel Angel fue muy cercano y realizó un tour excelente. Como se nota que es profesor de historia. Una gozada de tour. Recomendable 100%.
Elsa 02 Apr 2024

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Travelled in couple - Apr 2024
Miguel Ángel nos ha hecho un recorrido espectacular y nos ha enseñado rincones secretos de la ciudad. Se notan sus amplios conocimientos históricos y su pasión por Jerez. Muchas gracias!!
Raquel 01 Apr 2024

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Travelled in couple - Apr 2024
Fenomenal, sin duda, volvería a repetir con Miguel Ángel. Una enciclopedia andante, además de explicaciones amenas y divertidas. 10 de 10. Os lo recomiendo
Alejandra 29 Mar 2024

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Travelled alone - Mar 2024
Un placer dar con un guía de esta talla. Diez en cultura, en calidad de la información, y en educación y formalidad.
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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Not suitable for pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
There is no minimum number of people 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.
Payment methods
Only cash payment is accepted.
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