Friday, March 23, 2012

Jerez de la Frontera

This is where we slept the first night, and the hotel alone is worth a post. See, things didn’t go exactly as planned and we arrived a lot later than we were supposed to and we didn’t get to see all that much of Jerez.

But first things first, Jerez de la Frontera is famous for the Sherry, Brandy and wine produced there, flamenco and the beautiful Andalusian horses. One of the big wine producers in Jerez is Osborne, the very same company responsible for all the big bull-silhouettes along the roads of Spain. On the website of Osborne  you can actually see a map of all of the remaining bulls, there are almost 100 of them scattered around most parts of Spain.

The name “Jerez” comes from Sherry, the strong wine who originated here, and “de la Frontera” refers to the border between the Moorish and Christian regions from the time the Moors ruled here.

Back to the hotel, cause I am actually going to make this post about the hotel. It’s the most beautiful hotel room I have ever slept in. Previously a house palace from the 19th century, now a small 1-star hotel (still can’t believe it.) I usually don’t care too much about hotel rooms and I normally don't bother taking pictures, in the end they are more or less the same. But this one was outstanding. Apparently they have 1 room with Moorish décor, and that’s the one we got. How lucky! It took my breath away and I just wanted to move in…  Have a look and let me know if you agree!







Love all the arcs, the lamps, the tiles and all the details. We had to move on early the next day due to a booking in another city so we didn’t get to see much of Jerez, but that just gives me the perfect excuse to come back some time, and I will make sure to stay at the same hotel!

This beauty of a room can be found at Nuevo Hotel C/Caballeros 23 in the old town of Jerez de la Frontera.

6 comments:

  1. I'm going, that's all there's to it. And the history itself is so darn interesting!!

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  2. Så vakkert!!! Er det frekt å spørre hva noe slikt kan koste for en natt??

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  3. pretty town...the people are total assholes (lived in jerez for 10 years)

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    1. That´s not true. Its just your opinion. Maybe that is what you are but you dont know yet.

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