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Festivals

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Horse racing in Sanlúcar de Barrameda

“The race starts and the horses appear with their jockeys. The crowd starts to get into position, whether it is in the marquees, the galleries or by the beach” …

On the afternoon of August 31, 1845, the first English-style horse race took place. Twenty days later, the Sanlúcar de Barrameda Horse Racing Society was born, the second oldest one to be regulated in the whole country.

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500th anniversary of the first circumnavigation voyage 2019-2022

Sanlúcar de Barrameda was the starting point of the world’s first circumnavigation voyage. Different events will take place to commemorate its 500th anniversary.

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El Rocío

One of the most universally known pilgrimages. Its essence is religious and lies in the dream of seeing the Virgin in what is a festival filled with emotion and an experience surrounded by olive trees, junipers, mastic trees and pipe vines.

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Holy Week

Declared a festival of ‘National Tourist Interest’ in Andalusia in 2002. Parades of brotherhoods take place in the city’s Barrio Bajo district, the lower part of the city; and in the Barrio Alto, the upper part, walking up steep hills, narrow streets and beautiful squares.

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Manzanilla Fair

This fair takes place at the end of May but its date depends on the pilgrimage of El Rocío. The fair is located by the sea, which is ideal thanks to the fresh sea breeze.

Many stands take part in it, each with their own gastronomic specialities and unique decoration, and offer manzanilla and flamenco shows.

The women dress with lively and colourful flamenco dresses, whose evolution has been parallel to the other designs which are updated every year.

La Alcoba del Agua has a flamenco dress rental service which you can hire for the occasion.

During the Manzanilla Fair, many bullfighting activities and events also take place.

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MotoGP World Championship

The Spanish Grand Prix takes place at the Jerez Circuit every year, which is just 12 miles away from Sanlúcar de Barrameda.

On the Friday and the Saturday of the Grand Prix weekend you can watch the free practice and qualifying session of the different categories, with the race taking place on the Sunday.

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