Jerez de la Frontera Shows

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Jerez de la Frontera: How the Andalusian Horses Dance

1. Jerez de la Frontera: How the Andalusian Horses Dance

Marvel at the equestrian skills of Spanish horses and riders at a unique "How the Andalusian Horses Dance" ballet at the Fundacion Real Escuela Andaluza Del Arte Ecuestre (Foundation 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 (country-style riding), and traditional equestrian chores. Each show consists of 6-8 different choreographies, scheduled by the school according to the following repertoire: Doma Vaquera: Doma Vaquera is a Spanish riding discipline, based on traditional cattle herding. The horseman rides his horse around the arena using only one hand, first trotting and later galloping, changing the rhythm and performing pirouettes and arreones (breaking into a gallop). Classical Dressage: See different choreographies, such as “The Colts,” “Airs on Horseback,” “Pas de Deux,” “Passage and Piaffer,” “Domino on Horseback,” “Airs Above the Ground” and “Fantasy.” The horses carry out advanced exercises to classical music. Carriage Driving: Marvel as the horses demonstrate their ability to draw carriages. These horse-drawn carriages were originally used for transport, but are now relegated to sport and exhibitions, using classical harnesses and driven by coachmen who dexterously demonstrate exciting skills. Work in Hand: Admire the skill of a horse that obeys its rider even when the horseman is not in the saddle. They will carry out classical Haute École dressage exercises, such as levades, caprioles, courbettes, piaffe (between pillars), and the Spanish walk. Carrousel: See a group of horses and riders perform advanced equestrian exercises in unison, providing a fitting end to the performance.

Jerez: Live Flamenco Show with Optional Dinner

2. Jerez: Live Flamenco Show with Optional Dinner

Enjoy an authentic Flamenco show in Jerez, located in the region that is known as the birthplace of flamenco. The show takes place at Tablao Flamenco Puro Arte, a bodega dating from 1739. You will have the opportunity to watch flamenco of different styles, such as martinetes, soleá, and bulerías.  The show has a duration of approximately one hour and ten minutes. It is delivered by a group of four artists and is specifically designed for those who are looking for a high-quality flamenco show. You have the option to upgrade your experience with a dinner option. There are two different menu options that feature some of the best regional specialties. If you choose the show with drink, you can buy tapas dishes from the menu. You can also enjoy local wines from the region.

Royal Andalusian School of Equestrian Art Admission

3. Royal Andalusian School of Equestrian Art Admission

With your admission ticket, you’ll enter the Royal Andalusian School of Equestrian Art at the visitor reception center, where you’ll enjoy an audio-visual presentation on the history of equestrian art in Andalusia (available until 11:00 AM). The reception area leads into the gardens that feature a variety of exotic plants. Note the great fountain which adorns the center of the gardens and whose water jets invite visitors to enter further into the grounds of the Royal School. Across the fountain, the palace rises majestically above the gardens. It is a beautiful example of 19th-century architecture, designed by Charles Garnier. On the ground floor, you can admire the staterooms, decorated as they were originally conceived. In the basement, you’ll find the Museum of Equestrian Art, which comprises 11 rooms dedicated to the origins and history of equestrian art and the horse in Andalusia. Afterward, you’ll see where the harnesses are made and repaired. This laborious work is carried out in the saddlery by the master harness maker and his apprentices. Watch the training that takes place in the outdoor exercise rings, and see the indoor arena, a building designed in authentic Andalusian style. With a capacity of 1,600 people, this is the ideal place to watch the daily training of horses and riders. In the stables, an octagonal complex, you’ll see the school’s most emblematic horses. In the center of the stables is the tack room, where all the harnesses used for daily training and for shows are kept. A visit to the carriage museum marks the end of your visit. Admire the vehicles, horses, harnesses, and equestrian costumes in the museum’s collection.

Jerez de la Frontera: Flamenco Show and Tapas

4. Jerez de la Frontera: Flamenco Show and Tapas

Experience a typical flamenco performance that features top performers from Jerez and the flamenco world. Witness the power, soul, and improvisation of this pure Andalusian art and choose from different menu options that will allow you also sample regional specialties. Witness the most traditional and magnificent flamenco styles and soak up the magical atmosphere provided by Flamenco guitar, singing, and dance. It's an experience Menu options Flamenco Ticket: A sherry wine (fino, oloroso, or cream) or water + flamenco show Menu Bailaora a le carte: A flamenco show ticket with a le carta dinner. Price of the dinner not include in the ticket. Menu Degustacion: A glass of fino + oloroso + cream wine + an assortment of sausages + flamenco show. Arrive 1 hour before the show.

Seville: Jerez and Cadiz Wine Tasting & Horse Show Day Trip

5. Seville: Jerez and Cadiz Wine Tasting & Horse Show Day Trip

Enjoy a combined 10-hour tour of Jerez de la Frontera and Cadiz, and experience world famous wines and one of the most spectacular equestrian shows in the world. Your guide will introduce you to the world of wine at one of the best wine cellars in Jerez, world famous for its sherry production. Learn the process that goes into making the famous wines, from the soil to the sunlight, and deep-rooted production techniques. Taste several types of sherry in a typical bodega. Continue to the Royal Andalucían School of Equestrian Art Foundation to watch the “How the Andalucían Horses Dance” show, regarded as one of the finest equestrian ballets, with choreography based on traditional and cowboy methods of taming wild horses. Drive along the Costa de la Luz to Cadiz, where a local guide will take you around the city center to see the Neoclassical 17th-century cathedral. You will then have some free time to enjoy lunch and explore Europe’s oldest city on your own.

Jerez & Cadiz Day Trip from Seville

6. Jerez & Cadiz Day Trip from Seville

After only an hour's drive, the trip will start with a guided tour of the Cathedral of Wine, so called for the high quality of its wines as well as for the cathedral‐like form of its wine cellars, one of the most famous wine cellars in the world. After the tour you will be able to enjoy a tasting session of its famous wines, then yiz will move on to witness an equestrian show staged by great masters of their art. Once you arrive in Cadiz, the oldest city in Western Europe, you will have free time to have lunch. Continue with a beautiful sightseeing tour to discover the most beautiful parts the city has to offer. And that is how your day will finish in 'gaditana' land before returning to Seville and end of the excursion.

From Seville: Private Guided Day Trip to Cádiz and Jerez

7. From Seville: Private Guided Day Trip to Cádiz and Jerez

You'll be picked up from your chosen location in Seville and first head off to Jerez which will take round 1 hour. You'll have time visit the Its old quarter where you'll see the Alcázar de Jerez, a Moorish fortress founded in the 11th century. On Tuesdays and Thursdays there is a typical Andalusian horse dance show that can be watched at The Royal Andalusian School of Equestrian Art, a famed riding school with also a carriage museum. Lunch can be held in a bar where you can enjoy an exciting flamenco show and taste the local sherry, from the so-called Sherry Triangle lying to the west of Jerez. From Jerez you'll then head over to Cadíz, a road trip that'll take approximately 40 minutes, you'll receive a tour around the city lasting between 3 and 4 hours, you can expect to visit; -The neighbourhood of El Populo, the oldest inhabited neighbourhood in Europe -Roman theatre -Cathedral of Cadíz -Fish Market, one of the oldest markets in all of Spain -Tavira tower, the Camera Obscura -La Vina, a neighbourhood full of legends -La Caleta Beach where we will watch the spectacular sunset. After a day full of activities, you can relax in the car as we make our journey back to Seville which will take around 1 hour 20 mins.

Jerez and Cadiz Private Tour from Seville

8. Jerez and Cadiz Private Tour from Seville

Meet your guide at your hotel or another meeting point in central Seville and hop inside your air-conditioned coach for your day trip. Admire the Spanish countryside as you travel to nearby Jerez de la Frontera, famous for its horses and sherry. After roughly an hour, arrive in palm-filled Jerez to visit one of its historical sherry bodegas. Meet your winemaker host and learn what makes the local sherry special as you tour the grounds. See wooden casks in the cellars and taste a delectable selection of sweet and dry varieties in the unique atmosphere of a “Bodega”. Your next experience will commence at the Royal Andalusian School of Equestrian Art Foundation with the exhibition regarded as the best equestrian ballet in the world:  “How the Andalusian Horses Dance”. An authentic equestrian ballet with choreographies based on the Traditional and Cowboy Methods of Taming Wild Horses, and genuine Spanish music and XVIII century customers.. Your adventure continues on the Costa de la Luz. Once in Cadiz our local guide will take you to the city center beside the Cathedral where you will have free time to have lunch and discover the oldest European city with more than three millenniums of history. Visit the medieval center and rooftop views from the ‘camera obscura’ (dark room) at the Tower Tavira,climb the viewpoint of a real tower, highest point of the city, from where you can see the whole city and the bay of Cadiz.

From Cadiz: Jerez de la Frontera Private Guided Day Trip

9. From Cadiz: Jerez de la Frontera Private Guided Day Trip

Make the most of your time in Cadiz with a day trip to one of the province's most important cities, Jerez de la Frontera. Visit three of the city's most historical sights: the Moorish alcazar, the cathedral, and the charterhouse. Learn more about the extensive history of these sights from your guide. After getting picked up from your hotel in Cadiz, hop in the private vehicle that will take you to Jerez de la Frontera. Take in panoramic views of the Andalusian countryside along the way. Your first stop of the day is the Alcazar of Jerez de la Frontera. Here, admire the 12th-century Almohad architecture of the fortress combined with more modern baroque buildings. Next, enjoy a stroll through the streets of Jerez to reach the Cathedral of Jerez de la Frontera, where you can see a combination of 17th-century Gothic, baroque, and neoclassical styles. Continue to the Jerez de la Frontera Charterhouse, considered the most artistically valuable monumental complex in the province of Cadiz. Marvel at a range of artistic features including the Greco-Roman porch, the Chapel of Santa María de la Defensión, the Gothic cloister, and paintings by Roelas. At the end of the day, travel back to Cadiz in the comfort of your private vehicle and get dropped off back at your hotel.

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4.4 / 5

based on 1,471 reviews

These are true artists who give a heartfell and moving performance! What seems lacking sometimes is the respect of the tourists too busy with their cellphones to give them the respect they deserve! Bravo!! Puro arte indeed.

Overwhelming….. a stunning spectacle ! The relationship of man with his horse is astounding! …complete trust and repeat. An essential inclusion to all Jerez visits !!!

Well organised. Helpful staff. Passport not needed. Arrive an hour early to have a look around the school. You need a combinado ticket to access the museum

Fabulous experience… well kept and trained horses and riders, all set in lovely gardens A real treat

We enjoyed our visit and would highly recommend the show.