Sanlúcar de Barrameda
Sanlúcar de Barrameda
Salúcar de Barrameda is located in the Atlantic coast of Andalucía, being one of the main towns in Cádiz. It is specifically located in the left bank of the mouth of the River Guadalquivir and in front of one of the main nature reserves of the European Continent, the National Park of Doñana.
Nowadays the town has more or less 61.648 inhabitants and its economy is developed around the coastal fishing, the agriculture and the manufacture of wines. Its historic origins go back to the mythical civilization of the Tartessos. The most brilliant moments of the town are related to the discovery of America and the later trade with the new Continent. Most of the more notable monuments come from that age. Among them we can emphasize the Church of Santo Domingo and the Church of La Merced, nowadays it is auditorium.
Palace of Medina Sidonia
Palace of Orleáns-Borbón
Auditorium of La Merced
Castle of Santiago
Puerta de Rota
Sacred Art Museum and Tesoro de la Esperanza
Parish Church of Nuestra Señora de la O (XIV century)
Church of La Trinidad (XV century)
Church of San Jorge (XVI century)
Church of San Nicolás (XVII century)
Parish Church Nuestra Señora del Carmen (XVII century)
Convent of Capuchinos (XVII century)
Church of Santo Domingo (XVI century)
Church of Los Desamparados (XVIII century)
Bodegas of Barbadillo
Bodegas Herederos de Argüeso
Bodegas Pedro Romero
Bodegas “La Cigarrera”
Bodegas Hidalgo-La Gitana
The gastronomy of Sanlúcar is linked to the land and sea in their products.
You can taste a huge and varied taste delight without forgetting the wine and the seafood.
The seafood from Sanlúcar, and par excellence the Langostino (King Prawn), is very famous in all the country. Its success is due to the own qualities of taste and texture and the way the king prawn is cooked.
Both the MANZANILLA (dry sherry) like other kinds of “table” wines that have less sterenght and a pale colour will delight everybody in any bar “snacks” of Sanlúcar.
However, we have to say that thanks to our mild Oceanic climate, it is possible a huge variety of agricultural and countryside products that accompany dishes of our traditional local cuisine.
Sanlúcar, like crossing of cultures has a very delicious gastronomic tradition, being a clear exponent its confectionery.
We can mention the Arab sweets like, mantecados (buns made with lard), nougat candies, etc., and fried such as the French toasts, fritters, the jams and tocinos de cielo (sweets made with egg yolk and sugar) from the enclosed convents in Sanlúcar that have preserved and improved secularly, the lovely legacy of these local delicious, from the evangelization age of India.
From our days we can find the handmade confectioner’s hops and ice-cream parlours whose prestige is known all around the world.
How to get there
By car: Sanlúcar has connections with the Cities of Jerez de La Frontera, El Puerto de Santa María, Chipiona and Trebujena.
By plane: Sanlúcar is located to 20 Kilometres from the Airport of Jerez de la Frontera, and to this place people from the entire world.
By train: Sanlúcar has not railway connection. However it is possibly get by train until Jerez de la Frontera or El Puerto de Santa Maria, and later take a bus until Sanlúcar.
To Jerez de la Frontera 25 km
To Cádiz 54 km
To Sevilla 107 km
To Huelva 196 km