Jerez de los Caballeros

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  • Panoramic view of Jerez de los Caballeros

The palaces and churches of the city in Badajoz province guard the secrets of the Knights Templar and the Order of Santiago. Its exquisite cured ham is among the finest in all of Spain.Read more...

What to see When visiting its monumental landmarks, we suggest starting at the Granja de Torriñuelo dolmen, where paintings and burial treasure have been discovered. Jerez de los Caballeros was the birthplace of Vasco Núñez de Balboa, the first European to see the Pacific Ocean. Extremadura has long been a land of explorers and, following the Discovery of America, many came back to their roots. This explains the area's many old churches, convents, stately houses and palaces. Be sure to visit the Fortress and its “Torre Sangrienta” (Bloody Tower), which date back to the Knights Templar. We also recommend visiting the churches of San Bartolomé and Santa María de la Encarnación. If you wish to plan your trips in and around Jerez de los Caballeros, we suggest going to the tourist offices and enquiring about the available routes: “The Chapels”, “The Knights Templar”, “The Convents” and “The Palaces”. Gastronomy The finest delicacy in Jerez de los Caballeros is without doubt its famous Iberian cured ham. The local olive oil, honey treats called “pestiños de miel” and wine from the Designation of Origin 'Ribera del Guadiana' round off the perfect menu. The Iberian Ham Fair takes place in May, which is one of the most important showcases for this product and features a range of gastronomic events and tasting sessions.

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Jerez de los Caballeros

Jerez de los Caballeros