The environment of Sanlúcar de Barrameda

Sanlucar is an immense watchtower orientated to the west, open to the Guadalquivir, from which its vantage point, the barrio Alto, a medieval neighborhood of white streets imprinted by the footsteps of the Guzman’s, contemplated the arrival of the galleons loaded with gold from America. The numerous convents, churches and Indian boots houses are proof of its rich historic heritage. Laying beneath this vantage point extends the neighborhood of the Barrio Bajo, with its eighteen century straight streets, its wineries which rest unharmed like stranded figureheads, and its Plaza Cabildo (Cabildo square), one of Sanlucar´s inevitable gastronomic points.

The sea and Sanlucar´s privileged climate are the creators of products with their own denomination: Manzanilla (sherry) and prawns. Nonetheless the quality of produce offered by the Bonanza fish market, vegetable gardens and navazos (vegetable gardens near the sea) are countless. Doñana, the beach and the estuary invite us to take a walk, go canoeing, sailing, cycling or go horseback ride along the beach at sunset.

Text: Damian Moreno Benitez

 

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