Cádiz´s Sherry Triangle – Not Only For Wine Lovers

The province of Cádiz is situated in the south-west part of Spain, in the region of Andalusia. It´s capital, the city of Cádiz, is where Christopher Columbus departed in...

The province of Cádiz is situated in the south-west part of Spain, in the region of Andalusia. It´s capital, the city of Cádiz, is where Christopher Columbus departed in 1492 and discovered America, which brought the city a lot of wealth and converted it into the most important port of Europe, a melting point for trade and commerce during these ages.

Although times have changed, the historical value of the region still remains and offers visitors an exciting and unforgettable stay. One of the must-see places is, beyond any doubt, the so-called Sherry Triangle. As you may guess, the name is no coincidence: its corners are marked by three towns sprinkled with producers of sherry and brandy. The wine cellars of these producers (bodegas) are open for visitants.

But even if you´re not that into the smooth wine of Andalusia, a visit to the area is equally recommendable, as there are is a wide range of monuments, beaches, food, and flamenco culture. It´s best to take a few days for visiting a wider range of towns in order get the whole experience, as the “triangle” is formed by a number of towns, like Jerez de la Frontera, Sanlúcar de Barrameda and El Puerto de Santa María (and you also probably want to visit the city of Cádiz while you´re in the area.

When you´re in Jerez de la Frontera, you shouldn´t miss the Alcázar – a beautiful 12th-century fortress – the cathedral, the Flamenco Center and some bodega. One of the most famous bodegas of this town is Bodegas Tradición. It´s known not only for its extra-aged sherries that are at least 20 years old, but also because it inhabits a private art collection with pieces of Goya and Velázquez and Zurbarán. Don´t forget to book a tour prior to your visit.

Regarding the transportation, we´d recommend you check out malaga airport car hire services, and from there you can start your unique holiday through the Sherry Triangle!

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