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Jerez de la Frontera

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Jerez de la Frontera: Andalusian Horse Dance and Museums

1. Jerez de la Frontera: Andalusian Horse Dance and Museums

Marvel at the equestrian skills of Spanish horses and riders at a unique "How the Andalusian Horses Dance" ballet at the Royal Andalusian School of Equestrian Art in Jerez de la Frontera. Accompanied by quintessential Spanish music and 18th-century style costumes, the choreography uses movements based on classical dressage, Doma Vaquera, and traditional equestrian chores. The horses carry out advanced exercises to classical music. Each show consists of 6-8 different choreographies such as "The Colts," Airs on Horseback," Pas de Deux," Passage and Piaffer," "Domino on Horseback," Airs Above the Ground" and "Fantasy." See the horses demonstrate their ability to draw carriages which were originally used for transport, but are now used for sport and exhibitions, using classical harnesses and driven by coachmen who dexterously demonstrate their skills. See classical "Haute École" dressage exercises, such as levades, caprioles, courbettes, piaffe (between pillars), and the Spanish walk. Watch the group of horses and riders perform advanced equestrian exercises in unison, providing a fitting end to the performance. The entrance into the premises is through the Visitor Reception Centre, where you will find a digital cinema where you can see a spectacular audio-visual presentation of the history of equestrian art in Andalusia, until 11:00 AM. This area leads into the gardens, which contain a great variety of exotic plants. The Palace itself rises majestically above the gardens and is a beautiful example of 19th Century architecture.  In the basement, find the Museum of Equestrian Art, which consists of 11 rooms where you will discover the origins and history of equestrian art and the horse in Andalusia. Admire the Saddlery, the place where the harnesses are made and repaired. The Carriage Museum marks the end of your journey where you will see harnesses and equestrian costumes.

Cadiz, Jerez or El Puerto: White Towns of Andalusia Day Trip

2. Cadiz, Jerez or El Puerto: White Towns of Andalusia Day Trip

Surround yourself with picture-perfect beauty, as you explore some of the most sublime villages in the whole of Spain. Navigate the winding streets of Arcos de la Frontera, and marvel at whitewashed facades adorned with brightly colored flowers. Experience the magic of an area steeped in Moorish history, and admire the emblematic monuments of the town. Revel in the scenery as you continue on to picturesque Grazalema, nestled in the heart of the Sierra de Cádiz. Explore the old town of Ubrique, situated between the Grazalema and Los Alcornocales parks. Wind your way through its medieval streets and quaint squares, and snap your camera at splendid fountains and flowers. Delve deep into Andalusian culture as you relax in a local restaurant to enjoy traditional food from the region.

From Seville: Cadiz and Jerez de la Frontera Day Trip

3. From Seville: Cadiz and Jerez de la Frontera Day Trip

Learn about the history of Cadiz and Jerez on this guided excursion from Seville. Enjoy local tapas, relax on the beach and explore the charming streets of the historic center of Cadiz. Start in the Bay of Cadiz and see its beautiful seaside, the Costa de la Luz. First, stop in Jerez de la Frontera, where you will have the chance to visit a traditional bodega and taste the famous wines from the South of Spain. Then, travel to Cadiz, a city with delightful beaches and tasty tapas, whose residents are famous everywhere for their joyful attitudes. Visit the city center and the magnificent cathedral, and, little by little, discover the oldest city in Europe with more than 3 millennia of history. Afterward, enjoy the afternoon on one of the beaches or walk the narrow streets of the Barrio de la Viña or El Pópulo, the most charming and traditional neighborhoods of the city.

From Seville: Cadiz & Jerez Sherry Tasting Day Trip

4. From Seville: Cadiz & Jerez Sherry Tasting Day Trip

If you are on your grand tour of Andalusia, Cadiz and Jerez are those magical spots that sees comparatively few visitors. Unlike well-traveled attractions such as Cordoba or Granada, Cadiz and Jerez have got their own soul, history, charm and claim to fame. One of the oldest cities in all of Europe, Cadiz was founded by the Phoenicians 3000 years ago. It rests on the tip of the European continent and Atlantic Ocean, at the confluence of the Mediterranean Sea and the ocean, with cool sea breezes and long sandy beaches, a vivacious old port town encompassed by an ancient wall. The bustling pedestrian streets of Cadiz can easily be explored by foot in a few hours, where you will encounter inviting fresh seafood aromas and friendly locals, making it one of the most entertaining cities in all of Spain. Carnival in Cadiz is celebrated extravagantly. Jerez is the capital of the famous Spanish sherry in all its delightful varieties, from very dry to desert wines and you will be able to taste them all. Your excursion will enable you to enjoy a delightful day with nice walks in the old town with its numerous lively plazas and historic monuments, wrapping up with a relaxing time on the beach. Have the chance to walk up to the historic watch tower from where the boats were observed, and visit an old and family run wine cellar to immerse yourself in the fantastic world of Spanish wine. Optionally, you could visit the exquisite ancient Camera Obscura to have a chance to view the city from a unique perspective.

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Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 43 reviews

It was a wonderful experience! Our tour guide Manuel was very polite and was very flexible with us. He gave us time to enjoy each place and took us to a great place for lunch. He knew a lot which made our day even more interesting. Thank you !

great show and beautiful grounds. Tiendas for souvenirs were jam packed and then closed so we were not able to get the sketches we wanted.. but everything from the museums to the horses practicing behind the palace was a dream.

The museums are a must see to truly appreciate the riding gear and uniforms that are displayed during the show. We so enjoyed the opportunity to get up close and personal with the horses. Magnificent Performance!

This trip was amazing! We loved it. Carlos was great and accommodating. Vert professional, so cordial. The tour and city were the best. Thank you for your kindness and concern for entire tour group.

Really well done, the whole attraction is well put, horses, music, spectacle is a must if you are in the area