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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. V Schools 50th Anniversary Galas On the 30th of June and the 1st of July at 9 p.m., the Four Equestrian European Schools will be performing together for the first time: Austria, France, Spain & Portugal. The brand-new Abu Dhabi International Riding School will be joining to this event developed under supervision and training of our Royal Andalusian School of Equestrian Art. This will be a historical event in which each School will provide an exhibition of its best and most outstanding numbers. To accommodate the great expectation generated, 4000 seats will be enabled in the stands that will be installed on the outdoor arena of the Royal School, located next to the “Álvaro Domecq” riding arena, as well as a space for leisure and catering. You can buy your tickets by selecting the corresponding option on the mentioned dates.

Jerez de la Frontera: Andalusian Horse Dance and Museums

2. 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.

Jerez: Flamenco Show & Optional Dinner at Tablao Puro Arte

3. Jerez: Flamenco Show & Optional Dinner at Tablao Puro Arte

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 five 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 lunch or dinner option. There are two different menu options that feature some of the best regional specialties. You can also enjoy local wines from the region. Menu Tapas This menu incluye un plato de starters (little salad de gambas, croquetas, tortilla española y berenjenas con miel de caña), as well as a main dish (fried fish or carrillada con salsa al oloroso with potatoes), a dessert and one drink per person (beer, wine or refreshment) Menu Puro Arte This menu includes primer plato (salmorejo o crema de calabaza según temporada) as well as second course of fried fish, third course of carrillada con salsa al oloroso with potatoes, a dessert and one drink per person (beer, wine or refreshment).

Jerez: Guided Winery Tour with Wine Tasting

4. Jerez: Guided Winery Tour with Wine Tasting

Dive into the wine culture of Jerez de la Frontera, the Andalusian city famous for its sherry and brandy production. Walk past white bodegas, flower-lined avenues, and lush vineyards to Spain's most well-known sherry bodega, Tio Pepe in González Byass. Tour its cellars and enjoy a wine tasting. Head to the winery set in the heart of Jerez, near the Cathedral and the Alcazar. Join a guide on a journey through time starting from the 19th century when Jerez was converted into the world capital of wine and a young Manuel Mª González Ángel laid the first stone of what is now the Tío Pepe Winery.  Walk through vineyards, patios, and old cobbled streets to discover the aging and aging system of Jerez wines and brandies. Learn about the traditional processes involved in producing some of the finest wines in the world. After exploring the cellars, it's time to savor the aromas and flavors of the wines produced here. Sip on the fortified white wines and enjoy their distinctive nutty taste.

Jerez: Royal Andalusian School of Equestrian Art Admission

5. Jerez: 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.

From Seville: Cadiz and Jerez de la Frontera Day Trip

6. 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.

Jerez: Yeguada de la Cartuja Carthusian Horses Tour

7. Jerez: Yeguada de la Cartuja Carthusian Horses Tour

Head to the historic state of Fuente del Suero in Andalusia to see the world’s best known stock of Cartujano horses. From ancient times, these noble beasts played an important role in Spanish culture, and the Yeguada de la Cartuja stud farm, next to the Monastery of La Cartuja, is the perfect location to breed them, thanks to the climate and fertile lands. The region was made famous when the Carthusian Monastery became the undisputed center for breeding Jerezano horses in the 15th century. The tradition has continued uninterrupted to this day, and the stud farm boasts more than 200 of the thoroughbreds. You will taken on a guided tour of the farm to learn about its dedication to the preservation and improvement of the Cartujano breed. See free running colts and mares, free running stallions, a dressage exhibition, the current batch of foals, and more Watch the grace and power of the prestige breed, and discover why they are the national pride of Spain.

Jerez: Bodegas Fundador Guided Tour with Tasting Session

8. Jerez: Bodegas Fundador Guided Tour with Tasting Session

Discover how to make Sherry and Brandy from scratch on this informative tour. Learn how the alcohol starts at the vineyard and ends up at the Bodegas Fundador and enjoy a Sherry and Brandy tasting at a Bodega. Enjoy a visit to the most unique bodega and the oldest in Jerez, founded in 1730. Start with an emblematic bodega with unique architecture named “La Mezquita”; its gardens, considered an asset of cultural interest. Visit a museum where you can discover the history of Bodegas Fundador and its brands. Learn about the process of making Sherries and Brandies and also be able to taste and enjoy them. Explore the history of the world’s best-selling sherry brand. Taste the wines most appreciated by the greatest sommeliers and chefs in the world.

Jerez: Historic Center Guided Tour

9. Jerez: Historic Center Guided Tour

Enjoy a guided tour of Jerez de la Frontera, the most important city in the Cadiz province, home to Spain's legendary sherry production, and notable for its historical and artistic heritage. Meet your guide in the Plaza del Arenal and set off to explore the neighborhood of San Miguel, with its stunning Gothic church and typical architecture. Discover a rich mix of Islamic and Christian monuments surrounding the Alcázar, and admire the Gothic, Baroque, and Neoclassical façades of the cathedral. Learn about the mysterious Tartessians, attributed as the first settlers of the area. Journey through the times of the Phoenicians, Romans, Visigoths and Moors, and learn how each left a deep cultural impression on Jerez. Marvel at the decorative squares and palaces, including the site of the old Town Hall, and go to the Church of San Dionisio, the only Mudejar church in town.

Jerez de la Frontera: Flamenco Show (optional tapas)

10. Jerez de la Frontera: Flamenco Show (optional 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 food 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), beer, soft drink or water + flamenco show Arrive 1 hour before the show.

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based on 85 reviews

of course the sherry tasting was the highlight of the tour. However what made the tour interesting was learning for the first how sherry and brandy is made in Spain. Also, the guides personal skills and knowledge of the subject made the whole experience worthwhile. We would highly recommend visiting this winery for others interested in learning more about sherry and brandy.

The tour was very interesting and the sherries very tasty. We booked the day before we visited, and there was a bit of a problem when we turned up as our booking details hadn't arrived at the bodega. It was sorted quickly though.

Our guide was very knowledgeable and engaging. We enjoyed learning about the history of the area from the Romans to the current day.

The tour guide was lovely and very knowledgeable. p the invasion was January, we were the only tourists on the route

Begoña was wonderful, gave us a nice historical overview of Jerez, great stories and advice.