The Enganche museum opened in 2002, situated in the wine cellar complex, which dates from the early nineteenth century is one of the kind museums, where you can admire carriages, horses and equestrian clothing. The visitor can enjoy an excellent collection of carriages and harnesses exhibited in conjunction with innovative multimedia systems. The main hall has some of the most emblematic carriages, vintage cars from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
Brief History of Enganche museum
The Royal Andalusian School of Equestrian Art Foundation, situated in Jerez de la Frontera is known all around the world due to its show entitled way the Andalusian Horses Dance, a special exhibition of horsemanship that both displays and summarises the work that the institution has carried out since its institution. In May 1973 his Majesty King Juan Carlos I, the Crown Prince of Spain, given Don Alvaro Domecq Romero the Caballo de Oro decoration in Jerez de la Frontera. This is the most prestigious equestrian trophy given annually in Spain in recognition of dedication to, and work carried out in favour of the horse.
In honour of the award, Alvaro Domecq presented with his shows how an Andalusian Horses Dance for the first time, such an event representing the origin of our Foundation. In its first stage, the School developed under the personal direction of its creator. Afterwards, the Ministry of Information and Tourism decided to take control, buying the Recreo de Las Cadenas to this purpose of the Duke of Abrantes, along with an arena was built from the architect José, Luí, Picardo, that may seat up to 1, 600 spectators and had stable centers for 60 horses. In 1982 the ministry passed over the running of the School to a Governing Body, under the cost of the Cadiz Provincial Council, consequently promoting the re-launching of the faculty at either the national and international level.
In 1983, the Governing Body acquired the School and following the public tender position of technical director was awarded to his founder and founder, D. Alvaro Domecq Romero. Since 1986 the Governing Body has surpassed its most optimistic anticipation, having been able to provide the Institution with its economic, personnel and specialized requirements. It had been in this season that the School obtained the stables of Don Pedro Domecq de la Riva, which consisted of 30 five Spanish strain horses along with a wonderful collection of nineteen horse-drawn carriages and their corresponding harnesses, a few dating back to 1730, along with saddles and embroidered garments for horses and coachmen, all the parts of incalculable historical value.
In June 1987 His Majesty the King acquired members of the governing body in the audience in the Zarzuela Palace, accepting the office of Honorary President and conferring the name of Royal School into the Institution. Since October 15 of the same year, their Majesty King Juan Carlos and the Queen Sofí, a have presided over the inaugural events from the Royal Box at the stadium of the Royal School Foundation. In July 2003 the preceding Governing Body became the Foundation, thus obtaining more legal entity and permitting it to receive private finance for future development. Even though apparently the show How an Andalusian Horses Dance is considered the greatest exponent of the School’s work, there are other aspects that are regarded as both, or more important, for the Institution. Amongst these, we’d like to emphasize its role as a social and cultural vehicle for ours.
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How to get there
- By Train: the Jerez de La Frontera Train Station is 1.2 miles away from the Museum, that’s around a 30 minutes walk or 10 minutes drive.
- By Foot: The Wine museum is only 7 minutes walk from the Enganche museum.
- By Bus: bus services that go to the Enganche museum: 08, 16, 17, 04.
|Monday||10:00 AM – 2:00 PM|
|Tuesday||10:00 AM – 2:00 PM|
|Wednesday||10:00 AM – 2:00 PM|
|Thursday||10:00 AM – 3:00 PM|
|Friday||10:00 AM – 2:00 PM|
Every Saturday you can view a show between 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM.
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Address: Calle Pizarro, 17, 11403 Jerez de la Frontera, Cádiz, Spain