The pretty seaside town of Sanlucar de Barrameda is known for its sherry, horse-racing, castles and palaces. Discover the treasures of its historic centre on this guided walking tour!
Sanlucar de Barrameda Walking Tour Itinerary
At 11 am your guided walking tour of Sanlucar's historic centre will begin, departing from the Avenida Calzada de la Duquesa Isabel, which leads from the heart of the city down to the beach.
As you stroll down this popular avenue, you'll also talk a walk through the history of the town, which dates back to ancient times. Arriving at Plaza del Cabildo, you'll see a monument dedicated to the first ever circumnavigation of the Earth. Hear all about this mythical voyage, which departed from Sanlucar de Barrameda and succeeded in sailing around the globe. This square divides the Barrio Bajo, or Lower District, from the Barrio Alto, the Upper District, into which the route will continue.
Wandering through the historic Plaza de San Roque and along Calle Bretones, characterised by their typical Andalusian whitewashed houses, you'll reach the Covaches de Sanlucar. These Gothic archways, formerly the entrance to an ancient marketplace, are covered in intricate stone carvings of mythical sea creatures. What are they? Why are they there? All will be revealed on your tour as you walk up Bethlehem Hill to the Auditorio de la Merced. A former church, this Mannerist-style building now houses a theatre. Admiring its impressive façade, you'll discover the history of the Medina Sidonia family who ordered its construction back in the 17th century.
Next, you'll reach Plaza de la Paz, home to magnificent examples of Renaissance and Medieval architecture including the Church of Nuestra Señora de la O and the Palace of the Dukes of Medina Sidonia. Take a well-deserved rest next, visiting a typical Sanlucar bodega where you'll enjoy a tasting of a glass of Manzanilla, the local sherry.
At the end of your route, the crumbling stone walls of the Castle of Santiago will be waiting. Admire the imposing defensive walls and towers of the Medieval fortress as your guide explains the myths and legends that surround it. The tour will then come to an end around 1 pm.
All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations regarding protection and safety, to help avoid the spread of Covid-19. Specifically, the provider of this tour will apply the following measures:
- Tours or activities will not consist of more than 9 people per group.
- A safe distance of one metre between clients will be maintained whenever possible.
- The use of masks is obligatory. The client must bring their own mask.
- Alcohol gel will be available before, during, and after the service.
- All those running the service (guide, driver etc...) will wear a mask throughout its duration.
- Handing out of printed material such as maps or brochures will be avoided.
- The temperature and wellness of all those taking part in the service will be monitored daily, excluding and maintaining in quarantine any who display fever or symptoms.
- At monuments, museums and attractions, the maximum permitted capacity will be a 50% of the total maximum capacity.
- Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.
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Children under 11 years oldFree
The tour includes an English speaking guide, but the tour can sometimes be carried out in two languages.
Local English speaking guide.
Tasting of a glass of sherry in a typical bodega.
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
You can book up to 2 days before (Sanlúcar de Barrameda local time) if there are still places available.
Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
Q - Is a minimum number of participants required?
A - This activity requires a minimum of 2 participants. Should this number not be reached, we'll get in touch with you to offer alternatives.
Sanlucar Tourist Office.