We leave Marbella and the high-rise coastline of Costa del Sol without regret and are very pleasantly surprised by Jerez de la Frontera, especially the Alcazar, which is balmy and peaceful.
After our visit we choose a nearby restaurant- Bar Juanita – which at 1.30 pm is practically empty. It starts to rain so we go inside. By 2 pm, it is crowded! We choose various tapas and raciones and feel very much like locals.
On the way out of the town, we stop to take a photo of the tiled train station.
Next, the Carthusian monastery which is closed for renovation. The entrance is a replica of the front of the monastery.