Royal Stables of Córdoba

Córdoba, Spain

Royal Stables (Caballerizas Reales) are a set of stables in Córdoba. The building is situated in the historic centre and borders the Guadalquivir. The stables housed the best stallions and mares of the royal stud breed Andalusian horse.

By royal decree of Felipe II on November 28, 1567, the Spanish Horse breed with formalized standards was created, and a royal stable was established in Córdoba. The king commissioned Diego López de Haro y Sotomayor, 1st Marquis of El Carpio to build the stables on part of the site of the Alcázar fortress.

The building design is characterized by a distinct military style in keeping with its location by the Alcázar fortress. The main area features a cross-vaulted roof which is supported on sandstone columns and is divided into small stables. The building features a permanent equestrian display.



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    Sadaf Ali (11 months ago)
    If you appreciate what horses physically can and cannot do, you will appreciate. Otherwise, may be boring for you. Seating is comfortable.
    Jaana Suorsa (11 months ago)
    We saw this show after we had an intimate and strong flamenco experience in another place and got a little bit disappointed. Horses were beautiful and gracious and clothing for the riders were cool, also the dancer was good, but not as much feeling or passion that we were expecting. Show was a little over one hour (inside) and it was a little too long and and repetitive. We love horses and we love flamenco but this was nothing for us. We were not allowed to take photos inside. Our friend saw the same show few years ago and he recommended this to us, but his photos showed that this show was a lot more than we saw (also outside).
    Kajsa Lindman (13 months ago)
    The show is so great! Distanse, due to Covid, could have been manage better!
    Sandie Smith (2 years ago)
    We enjoyed the evening show, but cannot understand why they can't put up some signage for the queues at the beginning of the evening. No-one knows which queue is for whom. Talk about lazy & unprepared!
    Oliver D (2 years ago)
    I’d expected an impressive display that looked something like the pictures on the website, but this was a poor affair, with very few horses and riders (I think just 4). This is the first “horse dancing” display I have been to, so perhaps my comments are unfair, but the skills looked unhoned; coordination was lacking, one horse refused to stand on its hind legs, another ended up jumping instead. Unless you’re an enthusiast I’d give it a miss.
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