Sanlúcar de Barrameda

At the gates of Doñana National Park, Sanlúcar de Barrameda

Sanlúcar de Barrameda is located in the north-western part of the province of Cádiz at the gateway to the Doñana National Park. Sanlúcar de Barrameda is renowned for its seafood and its dry, light wine, the “manzanilla”.

Its position at the mouth of the Guadalquivir made the port of Sanlúcar an important trading port between the Atlantic and the Mediterranean after the reconquest of the city by Alfonso X of Castile who rebuilt it in the 13th century.

A port of reference for the conquistadores who set out to discover the New World, Christopher Columbus for his third expedition, Herman Cortes then Magellan sailed from its quays.

Coveted for its oceanic freshness at the approach of the hot summer heat, Sanlúcar de Barrameda sees its population of 67,385 inhabitants increase very quickly with the arrival of many’ jerezanos’ who come to settle there very regularly and durably with their beach equipment.

The beaches of Bajo de Guía, La Cazalda, Las Piletas and Jara are very popular places to relax during this period.

The Castillo de Santiago was built in the 15th century and dominates the narrow streets of the old town founded by the Muslims. Residence of the Dukes of Medina Sidonia and the Catholic Kings, in the process of restoration, it belongs from the city that leaves free access.

The courtyards of Orleans and Bourbons that frequented Sanlúcar left the Palace of the Infants, which now houses the Town Hall, while the former Palace of the Dukes of Medina Sidonia houses municipal and private archives.

Visit

Ducal Palace of Medina Sidonia

Plaza Condes de Neblia, 1

At the top of San Lúcar, on a small square, the Ducal Palace, Spain’s oldest house, built in the 13th century on the remains of a Moorish fortress, protects the most important archives of the Iberian Peninsula. His library is probably the best documented in terms of discovering the Americas, some of these documents predate Christopher Columbus’ first expeditions.

Opening hours: guided tours Tuesday to Friday from 2:30 pm to 7:30 pm, Saturdays and Sundays from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm Admission: 5 €. The gardens are not accessible to visitors.

The Palacio has a tea room open from 8:30 am to 10 pm and offers 9 rooms for rent. Count from 75 to 120 € the double room, breakfast and internet connection included.

Sea excursions

Real Fernando. Centro de Visitantes Fáabrica de Hielo. Avenida Bajo de Guía.

The boat, which has a shaded terrace and a video room with a screening of animal documentaries, goes up the Guadalquivir River by making two stopovers in the Doñana Park, located in the province of Seville, in Poblado de la Plancha, in Las Salinas and then close to Palacio de las Marismillas, where circuits inside the park, close to Palacio de las Marismillas.

Reception and reservation every day from 9 am to 7 pm, until 8 pm from April to October. Departures: 10:00 am and 5:00 pm from June to September, 10:00 am from November to February, 10:00 am and 4:00 pm from March to May and in October. Total duration of the visit: 3 h 30.

The visits are commented in Spanish and English. Snack bar on board. Combined boat/all-terrain vehicle tours, duration: 2 h 30 mins. Price: 17,20 €. Children: 8,60 €. With discount: 12 €. Rental of binoculars: 3 €.

Sea canoeing

Club Actividades Nauticas Eslora. Paseo Maritimo. Chipiona, in the extreme west of the city.
It is from this nautical club that the canoe traffic on the mouth of the Guadalquivir is managed. Guided tours.

Road access

From Cadiz: CA-35, CA-32, N Iva then A-2001. From Jerez de la Frontera: A 480. From Seville: N IV or E5 then A 471.

Railway station

Plaza de la Estación.

Several daily connections with Cadiz and Jerez de la Frontera/Seville.

Bus station.

Avenida Guzman El Bueno.

The bus station receives intercity buses for Jerez de la Frontera, Seville and Cadiz with the companies Linesur and Los Amarillos.

Los Amarilllos. Numerous daily flights to Cádiz via El Puerto de Santa María and Seville as well as to Chipiona.

Grupo Valenzuela. Plaza de la Estación Renfe. Numerous daily connections all week and weekend for Jerez de la Frontera.



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