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Caballerizas Reales de Cordoba

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Address: C/ Caballerizas Reales 1, 14003 Cordoba, Spain
Phone Number: 671-94-95-14
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   In 1570, King Philip II, who was a great lover of horses, set...

   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

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amazing place!

if you happen to be in Cordoba just for few hours, you need to see this amazing place! we didn't see the actual show, but everyone talked about how amazing it is to hear fado... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 30, 2015
Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I would have loved to see a show but we were advised there wasn't one. However we were told we could wander round and watch them all in training. We just came across this on the way back from the mesquite. It was magical to watch and I will try and catch a show.

Thank kremmen1955
Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You can walk through the building where the horse carts are stored for free and can see through to the horse stables. We did not go to the show.

Thank Diane K
Bucharest, Romania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

if you happen to be in Cordoba just for few hours, you need to see this amazing place! we didn't see the actual show, but everyone talked about how amazing it is to hear fado music and look the skilled riders and horses. we saw only a rehearsal, the entrance was free

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

The Caballerizas Reales (The Royal Stables) were built by King Felipe II in the 16th century as part of his passion, the creation of a true breed of Pure Spanish Horse, a horse fit for kings. In this pursuit, he sent emissaries in search of 2,000 of the best mares to be bred with his stallions to create the PRE... More 

Thank Jessica0206
Leland, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015 via mobile

Highly recommend the horse show performance in the evening. Both rider and horse were accomplished in their own way. Not a dull moment was found. Thoroughly entertaining and worth the admission price.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

We were on an escorted Coach/package trip and just happened upon this amazing group of buildings - incorporating free entrance to view the horses being schooled and also the museum of vintage carriages. We were only here for about an hour but we were amazed at being so close to the action and promised ourselves we will visit again in... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

The 'Caballerizas Reales', literally the "Royal Stables" were commissioned by Charles V's son, Phillip II in 1570 to accommodate the mares and stallions that became the foundation stock for the 'pure-bred' Andalusian horses. These horses were selectively bred to replace the typical horses found in Spain during the later part of the 16th century, horses that were considered too heavy... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

To watch the rider control with the power of the horses is amazing. The performance is not overlong but there are so many different aspects on show that the time just flew by. The pieces with horse & rider moving in harmony with a flamenco dancer were wonderful. You can go into the stables when tickets are being sold for... More 

Thank Dave5b
Cuenca, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Highly recommended by friends this was the main purpose of our visit to Cordoba and it was truly breath taking! We booked the tickets online (15 euros per ticket) and we went straight in after queuing for about 10 minutes to enter. What a great show this was, horses and riders coordinated and well turned out, costumes, music and script... More 

Thank cristina p
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

We visited Cordoba this September and wandered to the Royal stables to look at the carriages - free entry to look around and worth doing. Whist there we saw the poster for the show that night! We were excited as we had seen another poster in the town for a show the night after we left and thought we would... More 

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