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Jerez de la Frontera Shows & musicals

Our most recommended Jerez de la Frontera Shows & musicals

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 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.

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: Live Flamenco Show with Optional Dinner

4. 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.

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 de la Frontera: Flamenco Show and Tapas

6. 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.

Cadiz: Andalusian Horses and Bulls Country Show

7. Cadiz: Andalusian Horses and Bulls Country Show

Watch fearless Torrestrella bulls and beautiful Andalusian horses in action at the El Carrascal ranch. Famed for their bravery and ferocity, the bulls spend 4 years in the open countryside to turn each one into a jewel. Start with a pleasant 700-meter walk to the ranch and marvel at the fauna and flora of the countryside. Encounter bulls and oxen grazing in freedom as you make your way to the grandstand. Take your seat in the sun or shade and watch bulls and cattle, including a stallion, calves, mares and foals, perform acts of incredible bravery. See the famous horses of the Alvaro Domecq wine family perform classical and countryside dressage. Be amazed by the skill of the horses and riders as they put on a fantastic show.

From Seville: Jerez, Cádiz and Andalusian Horses

8. From Seville: Jerez, Cádiz and Andalusian Horses

Depart Seville and journey by air-conditioned coach through the countryside of southern Spain en route to Jerez de la Frontera, famous for its horses and sherry wine production. Upon arrival in the palm-filled city, visit one of its historical bodegas where the sherry is produced. Meet your winemaker host and learn what makes the local sherry so special as you tour the grounds and see wooden casks in the cellars. Taste a delectable selection of sweet and dry sherry varieties in a unique atmosphere. Then, go to the Royal Andalusian School of Equestrian Art to watch an authentic horse ballet. Marvel at the choreography, based on traditional and cowboy methods of taming wild horses, all set to Spanish music. Next, travel along the Costa de la Luz en route to the city of Cádiz. Follow your local guide to the cathedral in the historic city center, and get some spare time to enjoy lunch and explore on your own. 

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.

From Seville: Private Guided Day Trip to Cádiz and Jerez

10. 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.

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I did enjoy the show, however a large corporate group arrived late and spoiled it for me and my guests. They walked through the line of seats to get to theirs whilst the horses were performing, they kept getting up, talking on phones and has no regard for fellow spectators.

Do not miss this experience of a lifetime .... it is like a ballet of Andalusian Equestrians who move with both gentleness and strength. Breathtaking ... the trainers and horses communicate expertly! Bravo!

Simply AMAZING! A true taste of authentic Spanish Culture and it’s not something you want to miss. The dancers are so phenomenal and precise with their moves. I recommend this experience 10/10.

Absolutely lovely display of horsemanship and equestrian athleticism. Such beautiful horses....lucky to catch one of the last performances of the head rider before his recent retirement!

What a great day out. Brilliant friendly guides, loads of sherry to taste and an incredible horse display. This was well worth it and we couldn’t recommend it more highly. Thank you!