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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.

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Full-Day Ronda Tour from Costa del Sol

2. Full-Day Ronda Tour from Costa del Sol

Begin with a pickup by air-conditioned coach in Costa del Sol. Sit back and relax on the journey. Admire the beauty of the picturesque streets during the free time you will have in Setenil de las Bodegas. Feel the relaxing atmosphere and walk around at your own pace. Back in the bus, head to Ronda with your guide and enjoy a panoramic tour. See the Almocabar Gate, the Church of the Holy Spirit, and the Church of Santa Maria la Mayor, among others. Visit the Maestranza bullring on your own, one of the oldest ones in Spain and considered the cradle of traditional bullfighting. Home of the famous Goyesca bullfighting style, enjoy a visit to its museum and see its typical clothing. You will have free time to visit and to have lunch on your own. Meet your guide back again for the return trip to Costa del Sol.

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Jerez: Yeguada de la Cartuja Carthusian Horses Tour

3. 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.

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From Seville: Cadiz and Jerez de la Frontera Day Trip

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

On this trip, you will discover the Bay of Cadiz and its beautiful seaside known as the Costa de la Luz. First, stop in Jerez de la Frontera, where you will have the chance to visit a traditional bodega, and to taste different kinds of the famous wines from the South of Spain. Then, you will travel to Cadiz, a really enjoyable city, with delightful beaches and tasteful tapas, whose residents are famous everywhere for their joy of life. With the guide, you will visit the city center, the magnificent cathedral, and, little by little, you will discover the oldest city in Europe with more than three millennia of history. Afterwards, enjoy the afternoon in one of its beaches or walk the narrow streets of the Barrio de la Viña or El Pópulo, the most charming and traditional neighborhoods of the city.

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Cadiz: City Sightseeing Guided Tour by Bike

5. Cadiz: City Sightseeing Guided Tour by Bike

Discover Cadiz and all its beautiful hidden places on a city tour by bike. Your tour will begin at Plaza San Juan de Dios, where you'll head off to visit Cathedral Square, San Sebastian and Santa Catalina Castles, and bike through the lush, natural part of Cadiz Park in Genovés.  Your route incorporates many more fascinating sites, like the Juan Carlos III Paseo Maritime, Plaza España and Victoria Beach. You'll be biking with a professional tour guide who will be able to answer any questions you may have as you explore the city, and entertain you as you speed along. Your group will stop at the most beautiful spots in the city so you can get amazing photos or just soak up the atmosphere. 

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From Costa del Sol: Ronda and Setenil de las Bodegas

6. From Costa del Sol: Ronda and Setenil de las Bodegas

Depart the Costa del Sol, and travel on a comfortable coach through the beautiful countryside of the white village of Ardales and Cuevas del Becerro. The first stop of the day will be the bull and horse breeding farm Reservatauro, declared a biosphere reserve by UNESCO and located 5 kilometers from the city of Ronda. Tour the interior of the farm and get close to the bulls with their calves and the foals of purebred Spanish horses. The grounds of the farm are a good example of the local vegetation with olive and cork oak trees. Continue on for a short drive to Setenil de las Bodegas, one of the most beautiful, original white villages in the province of Cadiz. Take advantage of some free time to enjoy this peculiar village, stop to enjoy a coffee, and visit the houses embedded under the rocks of the cliff. Next you will arrive at the bus station in Ronda to continue the tour on foot and discover the city. See the incredible views from the Puente Nuevo, which crosses the Tajo River, and enjoy the old town, the museums, and the cathedral. You also have the option to visit the huge bullring of Ronda, the oldest in Spain. The entrance fee is not included, but there is time to visit it on your own. With free time to explore the city at your own pace and with the recommendations of your guide, you will not miss any relevant spots. After a full day touring these beautiful Spanish towns, you’ll return by coach to the Costa del Sol.

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Tarifa: Dolphin & Whale Watching in the Strait of Gibraltar

7. Tarifa: Dolphin & Whale Watching in the Strait of Gibraltar

Embark on a whale watching cruise from Tarifa. Go through the Strait of Gibraltar and enjoy the multitude of aquatic species in this international biosphere reserve. Keep an eye out for common, striped, and bottlenose dolphins. Hop aboard in Tarifa and cruise through the Strait of Gibraltar. Take in sweeping views of the coast. Try to spot pilot, fin, and sperm whales as you go along. Watch as these whales play and frolic in their natural environment. Take a whale watching adventure with a high likelihood of seeing a whale or dolphin. Know that if you don't see any species of cetacean, you will get a second chance. Travel with a company that activity supports sustainable practices and that has been certified as eco-friendly by a third-party agency. Approach animals with caution to avoid disturbing them. Feel comfortable knowing that this tour provider uses the distance and speeds outlined by Spanish Legislation and the ACCOBAMS regulations.

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Jerez and Cadiz Wine Tasting and Horse Show Day Tour

8. Jerez and Cadiz Wine Tasting and Horse Show Day Tour

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. Optional visits can be arranged to Tavira Tower, one of the last remaining towers from where merchants would look for returning ships. The tower has a pinhole camera obscura, from where you can see all of the Old City projected onto a concave disc.

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Cadiz: 3-Hour Bike Tour

9. Cadiz: 3-Hour Bike Tour

See the best of Cadiz from the saddle of a bike and discover the best of the city's shops, restaurants and historic sites. Benefit from the services of a multilingual guide and learn about the oldest city in Europe in just 3 hours. Pedal one of the iconic orange bikes to the most emblematic corners for a fun and relaxed experience. Learn more about the main points of interest in the historic center, where highlights include a Roman theater and old city gates carved into medieval walls. Bring the kids and the grandparents: this activity is perfect for all ages!

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The White Towns of Andalusia: Private Day Trip from Cádiz

10. The White Towns of Andalusia: Private Day Trip from Cádiz

The White Towns of Andalusia are a series of villages in southern Spain located mostly within the Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park. All of the villages are characterized by their whitewashed houses with red or brown tiled roofs. This private 8-hour tour begins with hotel pick-up in Cádiz. It is said that the houses are painted white to ward off the intense summer heat that affects the region. Historically, the darkest houses and those with poor air circulation had to be whitewashed by painters who had survived the bubonic plague. Lime mixed with water produces heat that kills microorganism. As a result, people living in villages whose houses were whitewashed escaped more diseases than those who did not. Although times have changed, the tradition is still alive and houses continued to be whitewashed as needed.

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What people are saying about Province of Cádiz

The truth is that we loved it, thanks to Sergio the driver and especially to Miguel the guide, who made the visit very enjoyable, with his charm and his way of explaining things to us, despite spending a long time on the bus. visit I recommend it 100%

Excellent way to tour Cadiz! Might be better with 45 more minutes and other relevant visits. However, you get a feel for Cadiz!

Very nice show with visit to the magnificent museums, stables and preparation of the horses for the show. I highly recommend

Superb view. Also visit the museum with paradise garden and view

Si vas a Jerez es una actividad miy recomendable, merece la pena