Jerez September 1st 2016 On our final trip out - a visit to Jerez. The new town is nothing to right home about but the old town is a delight. Full of great sights and sites - none more so than the Alcazar. Set in the heart of the town it is part Moor fortress, Baroque palace with exquisite gardens, grounds including a beautifully proportioned mosque and delightful baths, light by Arabic stars in the roof.
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Europe » Spain » Andalusia » Jerez de la Frontera Spain's powerful world empire of the 16th and 17th centuries ultimately yielded command of the seas to England. Subsequent failure to embrace the mercantile and industrial revolutions caused the country to fall behind Britain, France, and Germany in ... ... read more