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Jerez de Los Caballeros, Templars’ city

Jerez de Los Caballeros Spain. Most of the towns and villages of Extremadura are like hidden treasures, and so is Jerez de Los Caballeros. Extremadura is not one of the most touristic regions in Spain, although from what we were able to explore in the region, we can tell you it has a lot to be discovered. Walking through Jerez de Los Caballeros, walking up and down the hills, you will encounter beautiful towers emerging from the rest of the landscape, churches, monasteries, palaces, and much more from different time periods if you are willing to take-off into discovering.

Also, with a day off to enjoy we got on the road admiring the surrounding landscapes, the green hills, the mist slowly emerging from the vales. We were trying to take our minds of the terrible disaster that happened in Mozambique just 2 days before. At the time was not possible to communicate to Beira, to have news from friends and all the people in the region, the phone was checked every minute. Walking through Jerez de Los Caballeros was a nice distraction and calmed our spirits.

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In addition to this, Jerez was given to the custody of the Temple Order in the XIII century. The Templars built the wall and fortress that are just some of the “must see” in Jerez.

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Templar fortress

It should be noted, the patio of the fortress is an amazing place to admire the views over the city and the surrounding green valleys.

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The bloody tower



Jerez de Los Caballeros churches

Indeed, the most emblematic churches in Jerez de Los Caballeros are San Miguel, San Bartolomé, Santa Maria and Santa Catalina. In each church, you would find someone ready to explain to you more of the details hidden inside in a very sympathetic way.

Santa Maria

Firstly, Santa Maria Church, close to the Templar fortress is one of the most remarkable churches in Jerez landscape. Maybe a few of you saw some dragons flying above the building in the TV series “Game of Thrones”.

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San Miguel Arcángel Church

Second, from the XV century, located in Plaza de España, with 55 meters.

San Bartolomé church

Furthermore, dedicated to Jerez de Los Caballeros patron, was the most impressive church for us, with the beautiful tile, clay and plaster decoration. You need to take a couple of minutes to admire all its splendour!

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Santa Catalina

Despite of the other ones, the only church out of the walls.

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Food in Jerez de Los Caballeros Spain

Victoria – café bar

Without a doubt, We had some amazing tapas over here, full of flavour and perfect to regain more energy for the walk. If you are looking for a place with traditional tapas from the region, Victoria is the place. Located close to Burgos Door.

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La Ermita Restaurant

Apart from this, are you looking for a different food experience? What about dining inside a hermitage from the XVII century? In busy days you might need to book in advance, or you will get there and have no spot to seat like happened to us.

Other beautiful and outstanding spots in Jerez de Los Caballeros Spain

Moreover, Jerez de Los Caballeros is so full of history that is difficult just to name a few spots to visit. Check a few more photos with our suggestions.

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Overlook point close to San Augustin Monastery
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