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Caballerizas Reales de Cordoba

C/ Caballerizas Reales 1, 14003 Cordoba, Spain
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Ranked #15 of 61 Attractions in Cordoba
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Horseback Riding Stables
Owner description: In 1570, King Philip II, who was a great lover of horses, set out on a scheme to create a pure thoroughbred Spanish horse. He ordered the Royal... more » Owner description: In 1570, King Philip II, who was a great lover of horses, set out on a scheme to create a pure thoroughbred Spanish horse. He ordered the Royal Stables to be built, where he bred the Spanish horse or Andalusian horse, which was of Arab origin. The main stable room itself, with its vaulted ceiling supported by sandstone pillars is divided into smaller separate areas, known as boxes « less
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Wiltshire
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76 reviews 76 reviews
9 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Having always wanted to watch 'dancing horses', what better setting to see a show than in Cordoba at the royal stables. We bought our tickets on the gate just after 9pm after checking online before our holiday and finding that they weren't in demand. Having said that there were plenty of other people with the same idea but the seating... More

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New York City, New York
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Both our hotel and many Tripadvisor reviews encouraged a visit here, so we decided to go. Unfortunately, we were underwhelmed. The show was only about an hour and at 15 euros a person I do not feel it was a great value. The explanations for the show were all in Spanish and on a poor sound system, which was not... More

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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

The horses are pretty and some of the tricks are impressive, but there really isn't enough material for the full hour and a lot the show is random trotting in circles or repeats of previously seen tricks (e.g. the horses trotting in diagonal gets repeated more than enough times to stop being impressive). The introductions in Spanish aren't too helpful... More

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Malaga, Spain
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38 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

We visited during the Patio Festival, and saw the horses being exercised. The old Royal stables are fascinating and there are many old carriages to view.

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Darlington, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

The Caballerizas Reales de Cordoba (Royal Stables) are easy to find as they are on the same street as The Alcazar. The stables are free to visit & definitely worth a viewing (check times on the website www.cordobaecuestre.com). There is a performance on Wed, Fri & Sat at 21:00 or Sunday 12:00 (check website for entry fee), however, due to... More

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

I went with my husband who hasn't the remotest of interest in horses and he just loved it. I've never been to a show of this kind before but found the whole scene very moving especially when put to music. The control they have over their horses is incredible. They're such well muscled compact, yet tall horses. I'd just love... More

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Sanur, Indonesia
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46 reviews 46 reviews
28 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

If you like horses, you will love this show! The horses are incredible. To watch them do very difficult moves which are not natural for them, is incredible. I thought the show was nicely done, although the narration is entirely in Spanish. I disagree with the comments about the flamenco dancers - they aren’t there to do Flamenco dancing. They... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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94 reviews 94 reviews
22 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

When I tried to write a review about this show after I saw it in April 2012, Tripadvisor did not have it in its system. I like to think that my message helped to locate it; in any case it is good to see that many visitors have expressed their opinion on it since. Admittedly no coinnaisseur, I really enjoyed... More

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Newtownabbey, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
15 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

This horse show is not on the same scale as the Jerez one but does have the added attraction of the flamenco dancer dancing with the horse. The show only lasts an hour (long enough if you've no great interest in horses) and is reasonably priced.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

I'm a massive horse lover, but even I felt that it was overpriced for what we got. For euro15 per person we got a 60 minute show, none of which was explained in English. The horses themselves were okay, but I have seen better. If you're not a horsey person, probably better to give it a miss.

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