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Jerez is one of Spain's top travel destinations. The city is famous as a center for wine, flamenco, equestrian, art and its popular festivals. The word Jerez is derived from Arabic and has now become synonymous with the English word ‘sherry’. The sherry produced here is famous worldwide.
Photographs of several of the major sights of Jerez can be seen on this page, including the Alcazar, the Cathedral of Jerez, the Royal School of Equestrian Art, the Church of Santo Domingo, and Sandeman's sherry cave. The Alcazar dates back to the 11th century and the Cathedral to the 17th. See these pictures of Jerez, Spain using the Slideshow below. (Be patient, it loads a bit slowly - there are a lot of photos).


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Jerez #0034
Jerez, Spain is famous for being the world capital of Sherry.

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Jerez Cathedral #0039
The Cathedral of Jerez was built in the 17th century.

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Jerez Alcazar #0260
The Alcazar was a moorish fortress probably built in the 12th century when much of Spain was controlled by the Moors.

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The Black Virgin of Jerez #0258
The Black Virgin is on display in the Cathedral of Jerez. The legends surrounding this icon can be read about here.

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Stone Carving #0040
The outside of the Cathedral of Jerez is decorated with many of these interesting stone carvings.

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Stone Carving #0041
Jerez, Spain is a large city of about 250,000 people.

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Stained Glass #0205
The Cathedral of Jerez is immense and stunning. It has a multitude of beautiful stained-glass windows.

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Stained Glass #0206
These photos show examples of the beautiful stained glass of the Cathedral of Jerez.

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Stained Glass #0207
Use this link to see more examples of the The Stained Glass of Spain.

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Jerez Cathedral #0236
A mix of archtectural styles was used in the construction of the Cathedral of Jerez.

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Jerez Cathedral #0245
The Cathedral of Jerez, Spain utilizes flying buttresses in its construction to support its immense size.

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Jerez Cathedral #0246
The Cathedral of Jerez took 80 years to construct, opening in 1778.

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Stone Carving #0042
The exterior of the Cathedral of Jerez is adorned with finely carved stone images.

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Stone Carving #0044
The Cathedral of Jerez was elevated to Cathedral status by Pope John Paul II in 1980.

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Stone Carving #0045
This photo shows another of the many religious scenes carved in stone on the outside of the Cathedral of Jerez, Spain.

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Jerez Alcazar #0261
The Alcazar of Jerez was once a Moorish fortress. It is now a city park.

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Jerez Alcazar #0262
The Alcazar of Jerez, Spain was originally built as a Moorish fortress in the 12th century when much of Spain was ruled by the Moors.

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Jerez Alcazar #0263
More information about the Alcazar can be read about here.

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Stone Carving #0046
More information about the Cathedral of Jerez can be read about here.

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Stone Carving #0047
The carved stone gargoyles on the Cathedral of Jerez are quite subdued compared to the stone carvings of France.

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Stone Carving #0048
Many examples of the art of stone carving in Spain have been consolidated and and shown here.

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The Church of Santo Domingo #0176
This is a photograph of the Church of Santo Domingo in Jerez, Spain.

photo of Sandeman's sherry cave
Sandeman's #0169
Sandeman's is one of many wineries in Jerez that produces the Sherry the city is famous for worldwide. It gives an excellent and informative tour along with samples of several types of the Sherry it produces.

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Horse Show #0133
Jerez is famous for their Andalusian Horses. The Royal Academy of Equestrian Art regularly shows the high state of training these horses are capable of.

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Stained Glass #0202
As with the stone art on the cathedrals of Spain, the Stained Glass is also typically less intricate that seen throughout much of France.

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Stained Glass #0203
Photos of the stained glass of Spain has been consolidated into a slideshow that can be seen here.

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Stained Glass #0204
The beauty and serenity displayed in the stained glass in churches and cathedrals throughout Europe often stands in stark contrast to the often frightening and intimidating images carved in stone on the exteriors of the same buildings.

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Stone Carving #0049
One wonders what inspired the use of such mangled faces on the exteriors of the cathedrals.

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Stone Carving #0052
Were they intended to invoke fear, sorrow, or misgivings?

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Stone Carving #0053
The changes in church architecture, edificial art in glass, wood, and stone, and the messages and directions delivered by the men and women of God have changed so dramatically over the centuries, while proclaiming the preachings and love of God's only son on earth, clearly demonstrate that we humans, who use God to justify so much of what we do in man-made creation and destruction, know nothing of God or his desires and plans for us, or even if such an entity exists, yet so many persist in believing that their God is the only God and their belief is the only true and righteous belief and that all others are not only wrong but evil and must be eliminated.

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Jerez Cathedral #0087
This is a photo of the Cathedral of Jerez in Jerez, Spain.

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Jerez Cathedral #0182
The Cathedral of Jerez is a magnificent architectural structure.

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Jerez Cathedral #0232
This photo shows part of the immense interior of the Cathedral of Jerez.

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Stone Carving #0054
This photo shows another one of the scores of unique stone carvings on the exterior of the Cathedral of Jerez

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Stone Carving #0058
Although so many of the stone carvings on the Cathedral of Jerez are similar in appearance, each one is unique in detail.

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Stone Carving #0059


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Stone Carving #0062

a stone carving in Jerez
Stone Carving #0064


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Stone Carving #0066


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Stone Carving #0070

a stone carving in Jerez
Stone Carving #0073


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Stone Carving #0081


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Stained Glass #0198

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Stained Glass #0199


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Stained Glass #0201


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Stone Carving #0196

a stone carving in Jerez
Stone Carving #0251


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Stained Glass #0197


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Stained Glass #0208

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Stained Glass #0253


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