International Studies Abroad ®est. 1987


Jerez de la Frontera and Cádiz

Location: Spain


The city of Jerez is world-famous for its sherry wine, made from grapes grown in the area's chalky soil. Students will visit one of its "bodegas" or wineries to see the sherry wine production process and to taste different types of sherry wines. This city is also considered to be the birthplace of flamenco – a traditional form of music and dance long associated with Spain's gypsy culture and popularly imagines as the proverbial soul of Andalusia. Another big attraction in this city is the equine culture and the Dancing Horses of Jerez that are very popular among people from all over the world.
Possibly the oldest city in Europe, Cádiz was founded in 1100 BC by the Phoenicians. Christopher Columbus later sailed from Cádiz to the Americas. Its maritime promenades and quaint Old Town, with its vaguely Cuban and Caribbean feel, are among the highlights of the trip. Not only will students get to see the Cathedral in Cadiz but also have the opportunity to stop in front of the 1812 Spanish Constitution. Today, visitors to Cádiz enjoy its colorful houses, relaxed atmosphere, and beautiful beaches.

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