Jerez de los Caballeros is located southwest of the province of Badajoz and surrounded by villages, each more picturesque.
The best way to contemplate it, is to walk through its narrow and cobbled streets that invite you to go through them without haste.
Located next to the Templar Fortress, the church of Santa María de la Encarnación is the oldest in Jerez. In the urban area San Miguel Arcángel stands out for its interior in rich Baroque decoration, with dazzling altarpieces and altars. Located in the highest part of the city, is the Church of San Bartolomé, dedicated to the Jerez de los Caballeros pattern and located outside the walls in the area popularly known as "Barrio Bajo", it was built on a temple of medieval origin. Church of Santa Catalina.
We can not forget to visit its Arab Alcazaba, where the popularly known "Bloody Tower" is located, surround its wall with a perimeter that covers 1,500m, all its hermitages, chapels, convents, palaces and enjoy the views from any point of the city.
Compulsory visit to the house Museum of Vazco Núñez de Balboa and the Museum of Sacred Art, where inside it houses the best collection of sacred works from the south of Extremadura.
Moving away from the city, we find the Dolmen de la Granja de Toriñuelo, declared a National Monument in 1931, located inside the "La Granja" farm.
Jerez de los Caballeros has a very rich natural environment and great ornithological values, has one of the largest areas of dehesa in the world, which is why it is known as "the cradle of the Iberian pig."
In the Valuengo reservoir, Brovales reservoir and in the "Charca de la Albuera", you can see important concentrations of waterfowl, such as black and white storks, cranes, eagles ... and many other species.
The spectacular Holy Week of Jerez de los Caballeros is declared of National Tourist Interest. There is no doubt about the beauty of his steps and the great quality of his imagery.
Attending to its typology, the Iberian Ham Hall is constituted as a monographic show where the only protagonist is the ham of acorn, regional star product, as well as an outstanding cultural and lucid program that is celebrated in parallel. It will take place in the first weeks of the month of May.
In July, our important Templar past takes center stage. It is celebrated on this date a festival that includes a great cultural, theatrical and numerous performances, characteristic shops, typical food, etc. Meet the Templar Festival of Jerez de los Caballeros declared as a Regional Tourist Interest.
During all the weekends of August, the traditional "Evenings" are celebrated in the different neighborhoods of Jerez de los Caballeros.
We have a rich local gastronomy, which combines tradition and avant-garde. It is based mainly on the preparation of dishes that are characterized by the high quality of products used, including products related to Iberian pork, wild asparagus, migas, caldillo, stewed partridge and mushrooms.
It is known the great tradition that exists in our town in the elaboration of the famous "Turkish Bun", which is among the most ancient sweets of the Iberian Peninsula.
Jerez de los Caballeros invites tourists to walk and discover the beauty of their land, to taste the products that come out of it, and to walk through its fields and hiking trails.
Already in the month of December, we can visit the Bethlehem Biblical Sta. Angela, being the largest in the world, with an area of 405m2, which is a geographical tour through the locations where the events occurred that we remember at this time. To visit this Bethlehem, is to make a journey in the space that transports us that time in which Jesus was born.