The day is Sunday. The place is Plaza del Banco in the centre of the city - a square lined with small cafes and sheltered by lofty trees. The central bandstand hasn't changed for generations. The cafes are filling up with locals sipping chilled fino, or a Brandy de Jerez, and dipping into small dishes of olives and tapas. Plastic chairs are arranged in front of the bandstand for those who don't want to pay for a drink. The Banda Municipal de Jerez assembles at midday and strikes up immediately. The free concert lasts an hour. The repertoire is varied - some traditional Spanish, some movie theme tunes, some well known classical pieces. However, enthusiasm rather than accuracy of delivery is the order of the day. If you're in the sherry capital of the world this is a free, weekly event not to be missed.
Plaza del Banco, Jerez de la Frontera, Andalusia
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After I´ve seen this week´s theme, I´ve hurried to spread the word about a lovely hotel, Hotel Chancilleria, in the land of sherry wine - Jerez de la Frontera. This is a small new boutique hotel, that has a beautiful blossoming garden, a wonderful roof terrace with city views, including few main churches and well known flamenco birthplace area - Santiago. In summer, you can enjoy an exquisite dinner in a beautiful garden (Restaurante Sabores), and continue chilling out on the roof terrace accompanied by great cocktails and live Jazz music.. or just take a favourite book, sun protection! and spend your day sunbathing on the roof!
In my opinion Hotel Chancilleria has its all - friendly owners and staff, beautifully decorated rooms and areas, great location and just something different to anyone who visits it!
Chancilleria str. 21
Jerez de la Frontera
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