Lovely quaint town – Sanlucar de Barrameda, cadiz
West of Jerez, situated on the north of the sherry region, lies the quaint town of Sanlucar de Barrameda.
Founded by the Romans, the Moors built a fortress which during the reign of the Catholic Kings evolved into a major port.
The Barrio Alto is the older quarter where sightseeing is recommended and closer to the river Guadalquivir estuary, is the newer Barrio Bajo.
The port or puerto pesquero abounds with excellent restaurants specialising in seafood and stretching several kilometres to the south west are the magnificent beaches prevalent in this area of costa de la luz.
La Plaza del Cabildo is a pretty square lined with bars and restaurants and surrounded by palm trees.
This is the heart of the old town. From here you can travel through its narrow, zigzagging streets towards the river and the sea.
San Lucar is also noted for its horse racing on the beach during the must see event where racehorses thunder across the beach being cheered by exuberant crowds of spectators.