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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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Jerez: Yeguada de la Cartuja Carthusian Horses Tour

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

3. 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

4. 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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From Seville: Jerez, Cádiz and Andalusian Horses

5. 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 free time to enjoy lunch and explore on your own. 

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From Seville: Gibraltar Dolphins Watching Day Trip

6. From Seville: Gibraltar Dolphins Watching Day Trip

This day-trip from Seville provides you with an opportunity to spot a variety of beautiful animals. Sailing for about 2 hours in the waters of the straits, look out for numerous species of dolphins in the wild, in a respectful manner. The fascinating experience sails through the Strait of Gibraltar, an area declared an International Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in 2006. The area provides an added thrill when friendly inhabitants of its waters, dolphins, approach the boats to exhibit themselves and satisfy the curiosity of tourists. In the Strait of Gibraltar, an area declared a Biosphere Reserve, there are 7 different species of cetaceans that, depending on their migratory routes, the abundance of food, and reproduction periods, live permanently or spend some time in this privileged marine area: the meeting point of the Mediterranean and the Atlantic. After the cruise, spend the rest of the day in the amazing city of Gibraltar.

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From Cádiz: Private Day Trip to Gibraltar and Bolonia

7. From Cádiz: Private Day Trip to Gibraltar and Bolonia

Benefit from pick-up in Cádiz, Jerez, Chiclana, El Puerto de Santa María or Rota, and then journey by air-conditioned minivan to the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar, home to the only wild macaques ("barbary apes") in Europe. Although free to move throughout the city, they're usually found in the limestone rocks of the Peñón de Gibraltar (Rock of Gibraltar), and according to superstition, if the monkeys ever leave the rock then so will the British! An important city during Roman times, Gibraltar has preserved its old town charm, and blends scenic splendor with a modern vibe. While the 426-meter high Rock of Gibraltar looking across the straits to Africa is the main sight, other attractions include the Gibraltar Museum, where the territory's swashbuckling history is brought to life. Take a stroll along Main Street to see the Cathedral of Saint Mary the Crowned and the official residence of the Governor of Gibraltar at The Convent You will also visit the ruins of the Roman city of Baelo Claudia, located about 22 kilometers northwest of Tarifa off the Cádiz to Gibraltar road. Prosperous at the time of Emperor Claudius, the city went into decline hastened by earthquakes, and was completely abandoned by the 6th century. Situated next to Bolonia Beach, considered one of the 5 most beautiful beaches in Spain, the archaeological site preserves the most representative elements of a typical Roman city. The main attraction of Bolonia Beach is its dune. At over 30 meters high and 200 meters wide, it is set in an inlet within the Estrecho Nature Park, where the Atlantic Ocean meets the Mediterranean Sea. From the Bolonia-Faro Camarinal Trail, the views of the broad beach of golden sand, popular with surfers, is truly spectacular. You can also see the lighthouse with its cauldron-like holes in the rocks.

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From Cádiz: Private Day Trip to Gibraltar & Vejer Tour

8. From Cádiz: Private Day Trip to Gibraltar & Vejer Tour

Benefit from a pick-up from your hotel and then journey by air-conditioned minivan to the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar, home to the only wild macaques (Barbary apes) in Europe. Although free to move throughout the city, they're usually found in the limestone rocks of the Peñón de Gibraltar (Rock of Gibraltar), and according to superstition, if the monkeys ever leave the rock then so will the British. An important city during Roman times, Gibraltar has preserved its old town charm, and blends scenic splendor with a modern vibe. While the 426 meter high Rock of Gibraltar looking across the straits to Africa is the main sight, other attractions include the Gibraltar Museum, where the territory's swashbuckling history is brought to life. Take a stroll along Main Street to see the Cathedral of Saint Mary the crowned and the official residence of the Governor of Gibraltar at the Convent. The town of Vejer was declared a historical site and awarded the National Prize for the beautification of Andalusian towns. Its Moorish heritage is evident in the popular architecture and design of its neighborhoods like the Judería. It is perched on top of a beautiful hill overlooking the river Barbate. The town takes pride in its historic legacy from past civilizations such as the Phoenicians, Carthaginians and Romans. In 711 the Battle of La Janda was fought near the town. After this battle, the Visigoths lost control of the peninsula to the Moors. The town of Vejer has always been walled and some of its towers are still well preserved (the Mayorazgo Tower, the San Juan Tower and the Corredera Tower), and its four medieval town gates are perfectly integrated in the town, namely the Segur Arch Gate, the Puerta de la Villa, the Sancho IV and the Puerta Cerrada. The castle (11th to 16th-centuries) stands at the highest part of the old town and can be reached through a beautiful horseshoe arch. It combines elements of both Muslim and Christian architecture. The town also boasts some magnificent examples of religious architecture.

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Jerez & Cadiz Day Trip from Seville

9. 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.

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Jerez de la Frontera Private Guided Walking Tour

10. Jerez de la Frontera Private Guided Walking Tour

Jerez de la Frontera, well known for its wines, its horses, and its flamenco, preserves a monumental center that has been declared a historic artistic site. One of the noblest towns in Andalusia brings together the splendor of aristocratic palaces with the popular flavor of typically Andalusian houses. During this walking tour, discover not only Jerez de la Frontera's Arab past, very clear in its walls, the Fortress and the Mosque, or the city’s main Christian symbol, the Cathedral, but also the tangled streets of the old town, the atmosphere of the timeless buildings, the hidden courtyards, and the occasional forgotten corner where the essence of Andalusia is captured by a special lighting. A stop at the Food Market illustrates why Jerez de la Frontera's cuisine is so tasty. You'll be greeted by over 50 stalls selling everything from fresh fish to giant tuna, from boquerones and shellfish to huge spider crabs and diminutive Cadiz Bay shrimps. There are also a number of vegetable stalls where you can find every seasonal vegetable imaginable. An equal revelation are a smaller number of other stalls where you can find olives to Iberian ham or local cheese. What could be better than to finish off your walk at one of the best Tabernas of the city to savor a delicious Sherry wine? Come, enjoy, taste, and discover Jerez de la Frontera.

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What people are saying about Province of Cádiz

A magical day with a very professional and cultivated, attentive and very friendly guide, the visit of the cellar is very educational, the show is a must and the little tour in Cadiz instructive! A very serious and reliable company!

An excellent show with fantastic horsemanship and discipline. The seats were in a great location and with Covis the social distancing was impeccable.

This was a fantastic tour, of course, Gabriela, our tour guide, made it even better than expected!

So well organised with special attention to safety in these troubled times

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