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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.

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.

Jerez: 1.5-Hour Sherry Winery and Tasting Tour

3. Jerez: 1.5-Hour Sherry Winery and Tasting Tour

Experience the unique taste of sherry wine at one of the most famous bodegas (wineries) in the world. Located in the sherry capital of Jerez de la Frontera and globally recognized for its brandies and fortified wines, González Byass has a fascinating history that includes the construction of the great Tío Pepe bodega in 1963. Make your way to the bodega in the fertile green hills, where the poignant music and dance of the flamenco was born. Among the legendary products González Byass produces, the Soberano brandy is world-renowned, while the Lepanto brandy features a distinctive bottle designed by the Royal Glass Factory of La Granja. The sherry wines produced at González Byass are made from the best Palomino grapes, resulting in a young wine that is thoroughly mixed and ripe. The wine is aged for a year in open oak barrels, as it is one of the few wines that improve from contact with the air. A noble and old sherry can educate younger ones and the older wines are stored in aged barrels and constantly replenished to maintain their quality. In 2014, González Byass was awarded the "Best Visitor Centre" in the Drinks International Wine Tourism Awards. .

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 Menu Flamenco: A sherry wine (fino, oloroso, or cream) or water, flamenco show Menu Bailaora: A flamenco show + "a la carte" dinner. The dinner is not include in the price, you must expend 8 euros minimal per person. We have a tapas, sandwiches, different kind of meals from Andalucia. Arrive 1 hour before the show. Menu Degustacion: A glass of fino, oloroso, and cream wine, an assortment of sausages, flamenco show. Arrive 1 hour before the show. Menu Pescaito Frito: A typical cold tapa, a plate of mixed fried fish (depending on what's available at the market), a drink (beer, wine, sherry wine, or soft drink), flamenco show. Arrive 1 hour before the show. Menu Iberico: Cured cheese tapa or goat roll (with caramelized onion and pineapple jam), plate of Iberian ham, bread, a drink (beer, wine, sherry wine or soft drink), flamenco show. Arrive 1 hour before the show

Jerez: Historic Center Guided Tour

5. 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: Traditional Tapas Tour

6. Jerez: Traditional Tapas Tour

Enrich your senses with this gastronomic and cultural tour in Jerez's famous restaurants. Enjoy and savor the best tapas of the local cuisine where tradition and innovation come together. Discover the historical and cultural heritage of Jerez de la Frontera with its rich cuisine. Follow your guide around this beautiful city to learn about its typical areas. Be amazed at the characteristic bars and renowned restaurants that Jerez has to offer.

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

7. 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

8. 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.

Monumental Jerez Guided Tour

9. Monumental Jerez Guided Tour

Enjoy a full guided tour scouring the two of the most remarkable buildings of the city of Jerez: The Alcazar and the Cathedral. We start from the central Plaza del Arenal. We will visit the Old Boulevard close to the walled Alcazar. Meet the Muslim and Christian architecture visiting indoor and surroundings of the Alcázar and the binding of architectural styles Gothic, Baroque and Neoclassical on the facade of the Cathedral. Walk the historic center of the city to admire its beautiful squares, houses-palaces, the old town hall and the only Jerez Mudejar church in: Church of San Dionisio.

From Seville: Tour of Jerez with Horse Show & Wine Tasting

10. From Seville: Tour of Jerez with Horse Show & Wine Tasting

Discover two of Andalucia's most famous traditions on this guided tour of Jerez: wine and horses. Departing from Seville, begin the journey to Jerez, passing through stunning vineyards and countryside along the way. Upon arrival at your first stop, a traditional Andalucian wine bodega, enjoy a guided tour of the wine production areas and sample some of the region's famous sherry wine. Afterward, pay a visit to the Real Escuela, a world-famous equestrian school. Here, you will have the unique opportunity to watch the equestrian show "How the Horses Dance". After the show, begin the journey back to Seville.

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What people are saying about Jerez de la Frontera

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 3,674 reviews

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.

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.

J’ ai beaucoup apprécié hier soir votre spectacle . Je dirai même que c’est le meilleur que j’ ai jay vue. Viva El canto i el baile Español. Olé

My partner and myself were very happy with the performance , it’s impressive how dancers express emotions and story through flamenco dance

Best flamenco show in many years. Our children who are new to flamenco were mesmerized.