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Jerez de la Frontera – Rafael Rivero Square

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Rafael Rivero Square

This square is synonymous with both architectural beauty and entertainment, standing as it does in the most exquisite part of the city centre. Its is named Rafael Rivero, who was mayor of Jerez de la Frontera  in the mid-nineteenth century and whose bust presides over the square. Its innate elegance and unforgettable surroundings make the square one of the most attractive enclaves upon the Route of the Tapa.

This square provides us with one of the many examples of the baroque style mansion houses built towards the end of the 18 century: the Perez-Luna house, the main characteristic of which is the magnificent doorway upon which rests a beautiful balcony and was built in 1777, according to the date on sundial located upon the main façade.

On the other side of the same square stands the Domecq de la Riva House of more recent construction, traditional style and original structure.

Plaza Rafael Rivero

Jerez de la Frontera Equestrian

To speak of Jerez is to speak of horses. Throughout its history it has been a key element in understanding a territory that also enjoys world fame for being the cradle of the prestigious Carthusian horses, something that dates back to the 15th century.

Around the horse, Jerez, integrated in the Network of European Cities of the Horse, Euroequus, has developed a very powerful industry that positions it as an international reference.

Jerez has some of the most important stud farms and stud farms in the national territory, as well as a wide variety of tourist resources and services, to learn about the world of horses and practice horse riding. Read more…

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