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Head south to Jerez de la Frontera during your tour of Spain

The southwestern tip of the Iberian Peninsula has become one of the many highlights of a tour of Spain, and that is thanks in large part to the appeal of Jerez de la Frontera. The most populous city in the Andalucia region, the burg is a particularly well-visited destination, and with Mediterranean charm and a rich history it's easy to see why. 

Jerez de la Frontera is home to many landmarks that date back centuries, but none are more instantly recognizable than the Alcazar fortress. Built in the 11th century, the complex is among the most culturally significant tourist destinations in Spain. Its main feature is its octaganol main tower, but it is also home to a stunning mosque as well as intricately designed baths.

While its compelling past is evident around every corner, Jerez de la  Frontera is more than just a history lesson. The city is also peppered with charming bodegas that are unlike any you'll be able to see in other countries. Experts recommend visiting Bodegas Tradicion above all others. Nowhere else are you able to see pieces from artists such as Goya and Velázquez while sampling some of the regions best wines and brandies. 

Jerez de la Frontera is also an appealing destination because it makes it easy to move on to a tour of Portugal. Located just a short distance from the country's border, you can be exploring all Portugal has to offer in no time. Specifically, you can check out the city of Coimbra, which is home to one of the oldest universities in the entire continent. Academia permeates every corner of this famous city, and it's certainly a unique gem on the Iberian Peninsula. 

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