Cadiz festivals

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The festive calendar of Cadiz has numerous events but there are three which are of particular importance and have been declared Fiestas of International Tourist Interest: the Carnival of Cadiz, the Jerez Equestrian Fair, and the horse races on the beach at Sanlucar de Barrameda.

These and all the other fiestas (Easter Week, the many pilgrimages, Corpus Christi…) reflect some of the essential characteristics of this land, such as the wine and the equestrian culture, whilst demonstrating the generous hospitality of its people. As well as these typical fiestas the province hosts a wide range of prestigious cultural events throughout the year including the Alcances Muestra Cinematografica del Atlantico in Cadiz, or the African Cinema Festival in Tarifa.

Cadiz carnival

Cadiz carnival

Other art forms including theatre, dance, and music also have an important role to play and the “A orillas del Guadalquivir” classical music festival in Sanlikar de Barramecia is just one example. Flamenco has special relevance in Cadiz particularly since it was the birthplace of important styles such as bulerias, tanguillos or peteneras, as well as leading figures such as Camaron de la Isla, Jose Merce, and Manolo Sanlucar. As a result, the province offers a whole range of festivals where authentic flamenco styles can be appreciated to the full.

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