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The Horse Races in Sanlúcar de Barrameda
August 3rd, 4th, 5th, 17th, 18th, 19th 2017
Serious Horse racing on the beach in a beautiful setting
The races are held over 6 days at dusk and low tide.
These horse races on the beach at Sanlúcar de Barrameda have been held since 1845. This exciting, beautiful sporting spectacle is is of International Tourist Interest and is one of Europe’s oldest horse riding competitions. There are supposed to have begun by sailors and fishermen racing to get their catches to market.
A whole fiesta for children and all the family on the beach.
Situated just north of Cadiz, on the left bank of the Guadalquivir river,
Sanlúcar de Barrameda is famous for its "manzanilla" sherry cellars, and the horse races at the beach. The origins of the city centre go back to Muslim times, as can be observed in the present appearance, with its narrow streets hull of mystery and character, zigzagging towards the river and the sea. Its most attractive features include its mild climate, the beaches of Bajo de Guía, Calzada, Las Piletas and La Jara, as well as numerous monuments, such as the castle of Santiago, from the 15th century; the palace of the Infantes of Orleans and Borbón, present site of the City Hall; the church of Nuestra Señora de la O; the palace of the dukes of Sidonia, which at present houses the municipal archives; and the convent of Santo Domingo, from the 16th century.
Sanlúcar de Barrameda Tourist Office
Oficina Municipal de Turismo de Sanlúcar de Barrameda
Calzada del Ejército, s/n
11540 Sanlúcar de Barrameda, Cadiz (Andalusia)