Located on the left bank of the mouth of the Guadalquivir, opposite the Parque Nacional de Donana, the tourist resort of Sanlucar de Barrameda it is located about 25 kilometers from El Puerto de Santa Maria and is the northernmost point of the famous Sherry Triangle.
Divided into Barrio Alto, the historic center, and Barrio Bajo, the newly grown neighborhood near the river, and the Under Guide, the ancient port where the best fish restaurants are found, Sanlucar has Muslim origins. The XNUMXth-century castle of Santiago, the Palacio de los Dunques de Medina Sidonia, a large palace that today houses wonderful paintings by Goya, the palace of the Infantes of Orleans and Bourbon, in neomudejar style, the church of Nuestra Señora de la O and the XNUMXth century convent of Santo Domingo are just some of its interesting monuments.
Sanlucar has some beautiful beaches tra cui Bonanza, Bajo de Guía, Calzada, Las Piletas and La Jara.
Sanlucar is also known for being the producer of manzanilla, a highly regarded type of sherry, and for its horse racing, the Horse races, dating back to 1845, which takes place in August along a stretch of beach at the mouth of the Río Guadalquivir.
reach Sanlucar de Barrameda you can take a rental car or travel by bus from Cadiz, Jerez de la Frontera and Seville.
Bodegas at sherry
The following sherry producing Bodegas also offer the possibility of guided tours:
- Barbadillo, Calle Luis de Eguillaz 11
- Bodegas Hidalgo-La Gitana, Calle Banda Playa
- La Cigarrera, Plaza Madre de Dios