Jerez de la Frontera
Jerez de la Frontera is a Spanish city in the province of Cádiz in the autonomous community of Andalusia, in south-western Spain. It is the fifth largest in Andalusia, and has become the transportation and communications hub of the province.
From a cultural point of view, Jerez has established tangible and intangible cultural heritage elements with a global importance such as flamenco, wine and horse tradition. As a matter of fact, Jerez is the city where flamenco singing began. The city hosts the Andalusian Centre of Flamenco, founded in 1993 to safeguard and promote the values and standards of flamenco. In addition, the city is the home of the Royal Andalusian School of Equestrian Art, a riding school comparable to the famous Spanish Riding School of Vienna.
Recently, Jerez starts developing a strategic cultural and creative plan for the city adopting an integral perspective of cultural transformation, including social aspects like health and well-being. The plan adopts a particular understanding of the concept of culture as a single strong potential cross-cutting system to give rise to more sophisticated development formulae concerning individual, social, economic and urban territorial development.
Jerez will apply as European Culture Capital in 2031.