Sanlúcar de Barrameda
Sanlúcar de Barrameda is a city in the northwest of Cádiz province, part of the autonomous community of Andalusia in southern Spain. Sanlúcar is located on the left bank at the mouth of the Guadalquivir River opposite the Doñana National Park, 53 km from the provincial capital Cádiz and 100 km from Seville, capital of the autonomous region Andalucía.
Sanlúcar is famous for its cuisine, especially manzanilla (a variety of fino sherry) and prawns. It is internationally renowned for flamenco music and beach horse racing, declared of International Tourist Interest. Less well-known, but of great importance for historians, is the Archive of the House of Medina Sidonia, located in the palace of the same name.
Sanlúcar has about 6 km of beaches, within the so-called Costa de la Luz. Principal beaches are:
- Bonanza: Is located at the mouth of Guadalquivir, next to salt flats and marshes of Doñana. It has around one km. It hasn't got promenade, but has calm waters and easy access on foot and by a car.
- Bajo de Guía: It has a length of 800 m and an average width of 50. It is fine sand, suitable for the sport of sailing or other sports related to the wind. It is urban, with promenade, has rescue equipment, is easily accessible and has access for the disabled. In it is located the pontoon of the ship Royal Fernando, that realizes crossings Guadalquivir above and docks in Doñana. Next to this dock is located the Royal Nautical Club, which has a boat dock and access to boats.
- Calzada or Piletas: It is urban and has a length of 2.300 meters and an average width of 50. Security service available. On this beach horse races are held every summer, so it is known as Sanlúcar Racecourse. In the limit with Bajo de Guía beach, near sport complex and Eslora Club of Nautic Activities, there is an authorized access for boats. We can see also little fishing boats permanently anchored, and La Balsa Fishing Club is based.
- Jara: It has a length of 1.550 meters and an average width of 40. It is semi-urban with no promenade. Security service available. It is protected by the clay cliffs of the Holy Spirit and by dunes and artificial breakwaters. In addition, Merlín corral is conserved, one of the three fishing corrals that came to have the municipality.
The most appreciated part of its traditional gastronomy are the aforementioned prawns of Sanlúcar and the Manzanilla, in addition to the fried fish (pescaíto frito), the stews and the products of its renowned orchard, among which the potato (papa) of Sanlúcar. Some of the culinary sanluqueñas specialties are seafood rices, clams, ortiguillas, choco eggs, galeras, shrimp omelete, marinated dogfish, seafood dressing, piriñaca (seasoning with tomato, onion and pepper), roasted peppers with prawns, papas aliñás (seasoned potatoes), and hot garlic (similar to arranque roteño).
The majority of visitors to the city are families who have a second home or others who rent flats, chalets or apartments to spend their holidays in this city, since there is a wide offer in this type of residential tourist accommodation. On the other hand, the city currently has a hotel infrastructure that consists of six hotels of different sizes and categories with an overall offer of approximately 300 rooms.
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