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Horse Route

Flamenco Route

White Villages Route

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Horse Route

The horse that is most commonly found in Cadiz is the so-called cross-breed, which can be broken down into three bloodlines Spanish, Arab and English, with their genetic combinations and crosses according to the qualities and functions. Special mention should be made of the Spanish-Arab horse, which is considered as the prototype of the Andalusian horse, thanks to its beauty, strength, resistance and elegance.
Jerez is considered as the undisputed Spanish capital of the horse, due to the special role given to the animal there. Apart from the significant source of income that the numerous stud and stock farms with their horse breeding and selection programmes represent for the city, the figure of the horse is the undisputed star in Jerez in such traditional festivities as its famous Horse Fair.
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Coast Route

The Province of Cadiz's location at the southernmost point of the Iberian peninsula and its magnificent climate have made it a coveted place throughout the centuries and the Tirios, Tartessians, Phoenicians, Greeks, Romans, Visigoths or Arabs have all passed through here. Its appeal goes beyond its 200 km of the finest, golden sand to be found in the peninsula.
Cádiz beaches - there are 76 different beaches, some of which are open and at the mercy of the winds, others that are sheltered from the breeze, near to a city or remote ones surrounded by countryside. In Cádiz, the sea often meets the mountains, with landscapes of pine groves, forests and salt marshes. La Jara beach (Sanlúcar), Punta Candor or La Almadraba beaches (Rota) and the Castillo de San Fernando beach are pretty much untouched, but each in its own way: if one is noted for its rocky outcrops, other can only be reached on foot or by swimming. Sanlúcar de Barrameda's Bonanza beach, for example, is in the estuary of the River Guadalquivir, surrounded by the salt pans and salt marshes of the area bordering on the Doñana.
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Flamenco Route

The roots of flamenco, the eminently popular Andalusian music, can be traced back to the toná, a primitive cante which developed into the martinete, where the singer is accompanied by the sound of the blacksmith's hammer, and the tragic seguiriya, which, in turn, led to the serrana, through the livianas. Dances were accompanied by the soleares, which are related to or influenced by the polo, bulerias, alboreas, cantinas, alegrias, romeras, mirabrás or the caracoles. Another branch of flamenco are the tangos, which led to the tientos. The fandangos, garrotin, sevillanas, carols and saeta are some of the varieties of this Andalusian art.
Camaron's Route - in San Fernando, the birthplace of the ill-fated José Monge "Camaron de la Isla", a sentimental journey will take you back along the life of this mythical figure from the world of flamenco. It starts at his birthplace, in Calle del Carmen, and then will take you to the family forge, to the monument with its sitting effigy that Antonio Mota sculptured in honour of the singer, to the flamenco group named after him in Calle Manuel Arriaga, to the Vargas roadside restaurant, where he was discovered as a young boy and where many photographs recalling the artist's life are displayed, and to the mausoleum in the local cemetery, the work of Manuel Correa and Alfonso Berraquero, where his remains rest.
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White Village Route

Whitewash is the common denominator of the villages along the Route that cross the north of the province through the Sierra de Cádiz Mountains, a rugged, delightful, green and exciting route: the White Villages Route. A noted presence even in the name of the majority of the 19 villages along the route: Benamahoma, which means the house of Mohammed, Alcalá (the Castle), Algar (the cave), Zahara (the fort).
Another of the most noteworthy features of the White Villages Route is the abundant amount of archaeological remains dating back more than 250,000 years old.
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Wine Route

The Cádiz Wine Route, which is one of the province's outstanding tourist attractions, reveals the unusual vineyard landscape, the solid architecture of the wineries and the authentic ageing systems of the most outstanding types of wines. It is a true personal experience!
The "production zone" protected by the Jerez-Xéres-Sherry and Manzanilla - Sanlúcar de Barrameda Denominación of Origin Regulatory Board is located in the western part of the province of Cádiz, between the Atlantic coast and the first foothills of the mountain region. This is where the vines are cultivated, whose crops are then used to prepare the different types of sherry.
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