Columbus once lived in a house at Cristóbal Colón. Look for a marker. Washington Irving spent the fall of 1828 here at Calle Palacios 57. These houses can be viewed only from the outside.
Although Jerez is a far more appealing destination for bodega hopping, you can also visit Terry at Calle Tonelernos 1 (tel. 95-685-84-74; www.bodegasterry.com). Wine tastings are only conducted Monday to Thursday at 10am and 12:30pm. Admission is 8€ ($13). Another sherry bodega of interest is Osborne-Bodega de Mora, Calle Los Moros 7 (tel. 95-686-91-00; www.osborne.es/rrpp). It's open Monday to Friday 10:30am to 12:30pm and charges 7€ ($11) for entrance.
On the site of an old mosque, Castillo de San Marcos, Plaza de Alfonso s/n (tel. 95-685-17-51), was built in the 13th century. It was ordered constructed by Alfonso X against future Muslim invasions from North Africa. Later it was the address of the duke of Medinaceli, who welcomed Columbus here but refused to finance his journey, thinking it impractical. It was within these walls that Juan de la Cosa drew the first map ever to include the New World. Charging 5€ ($8) for adults, 2€ ($3.20) for children 17 and under for admission, tours are October to June Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday 11:30am, 12:30pm, and 1:30pm; July to September, Tuesday to Saturday 10:30am, 11:30am, 12:30pm, and 1:30pm.
The port also has a historic bullring, the neo-Mudéjar Plaza de Toros, Los Moros (tel. 95-654-15-78), dating from 1880. It was the gift of a local sherry producer, Thomas Osborne, who designed it to seat 12,816 people, the exact population of the town in those days. It is open for viewing April to October Thursday to Tuesday from 11am to 1:30pm and 6 to 7:30pm. From November to March it is open Thursday to Tuesday from 11am to 1:30pm and 5:30 to 7pm. Admission is free. Closed bullfight days.
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