There are some great museums to visit in Jerez de la Frontera, exploring everything from equestrian art to the city’s strong flamenco tradition. Read on for our pick of the best museums to visit in this beautiful Andalusian city.
Andalusian Centre of Flamenco
Housed in a beautiful 15th century mansion in the Santiago flamenco neighbourhood
, the Centro Andaluz de Flamenco
is a must for anyone wanting to learn more about this singular art. Opened in 1987 to document and safeguard flamenco’s centuries-old traditions
, it comprises research facilities as well as an informative exhibition of prints, photographs and explanatory panels looking at influential artists and the deep flamenco tradition of Jerez
‘s Museo Arqueológico houses one of the most important archaeological collections in Cádiz, with exhibits spread over nine light-filled rooms on three floors. Those on the ground floor date from the Palaeolithic and Neolithic periods; on the first floor, we find pieces from the Copper Age – including a Greek helmet from 7 B.C. – and the Roman Visigothic period; whilst on the second floor, the Islamic and late medieval eras are explored.
Ornate carriages - of the kind seen at Jerez's "Horse Fair" in May - are on display the Museo Enganches | © Dominic Alves / Flickr
The Museo del Enganches
is housed in a beautiful early 19th century wine cellar and explores all aspects of horse-driving. On display throughout its six rooms are ornate carriages from the 19th and 20th centuries as well as harnesses and other essential carriage-driving equipment. Visitors can also watch grooms demonstrate how horses and tack are maintained to the high standards set by the nearby Royal Andalusian School of Equestrian Art.