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Moorish Citadel and Mosque
12th Century fortress, former residence of the Caliph of Seville. Within is the Moorish mosque, which of ata María by Alfonso X the Wise, conqueror of the city.
Constructed over the principal Moorish mosque. Of particular interest among the image it houses is the 14th century figure of Christ, "Cristo de la Viga". Zurbarán's painting of "La Virgen Niña" (Our Lady as a Child) is in the Cathedral Museum.
Church of San Miguel
Situated in one of the gipsy quarters of Jerez. In Elizabethan-Gothic style, it has a fine altarpiece by Martínez Montañes and José de Arce. It dates from the 16th century.
Municipal Town Hall
Built in 1575, this combines Plateresque with the Mudejar style which is typical of Jerez.
Church of San Dionisio
On the same square as the Town Hall, this Mudejar church was erected in honour of the Patron Saint of Jerez.
Church of San Mateo
In the late Gothic style, the church stands on a square which contains several of the town's historically and architecturally most importants buildings, including the Archaeological Museum.
From the Almohade - Almorávide period, a good part of the structure still stands.
Convent Church of Santo Domingo
From the period of the Reconquest, its fne cloisters provide a setting for numerous expositions.
Basílica Nuestra Señora de la Merced
Dating from 1268, this church houses and image of the Virgen de la Merced, Patron Saint of Jerez. The alcove in which the image stands is one of the finest examples extant of craftmnship in silver.
Church of Santiago
This stands in other old quarter Jerez and dates from the 13th century, with later additions. The portal is in famboyant Gothic style. The tower dates from 1665. The church is designated a National Monument.
One of Europe's best collections
Chaterhouse of Santa María de la Defensión
Founded in 1476, this is the finest architectural complex in the province. It has a beautiful portal un Greco-Roman style. The church, in Gothic style, was completed in the 18th century.
Besides, they are worth a visit Domeq Palace, The Royal Andalusian School of Ecuestrian Arts and the Bullring.
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