The delta of the Guadalquivir River
by Jorge Sanchez - 3 years ago
Sanlúcar de Barrameda is a very strategically located town, at the delta of the Guadalquivir River in the Atlantic Ocean. From the port of that city sailed many ships expeditions to America and around the world (in the year 1519 the Magallanes expedition around the world, consisting in five ships left from that port, and came back, with only one ship, in 1522). In the town it is easy to find plaques and monuments devoted to Francisco Pizarro, Columbus, Francisco de Orellana, Magallanes and Elcano, and other famous navigators. From Sanlúcar de Barrameda the ships continued their navigation along the River Guadalquivir until Sevilla.
The town is lovely, there is a medieval castle (Castillo de Santiago), several old churches, a pedestrian street always crowded, with many cafeterias and shops. By the river there are restaurants offering fresh fish and the local wine, called Manzanilla.
On the other side of the Guadalquivir River I could distinguish the Parque Nacional de Doñana (a UNESCO site where I had already been in the past).
From my hotel I could admire the sunset over the delta of the Guadalquivir in the Atlantic Ocean.
One day and one night was enough to get to know the town. The next day I travelled by bus to Jerez de la Frontera.