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Hello friends and colleagues, today I propose another view of the beautiful village of Sanlucar de Barrameda, in the background the Guadalquivir River and Coto de Doñana, I took them from the terrace of a well known hotel in the city, I hope you like it. Here are some letters about the city.

Sanlúcar de Barrameda is a town and a Spanish municipality located in the province of Cadiz, in the autonomous community of Andalusia. Set on the left bank of the Guadalquivir River estuary, opposite the National and Natural Park of Doñana, it is 53 km from the provincial capital.

The term of Sanlúcar has been inhabited since Prehistory and Antiquity, belonging to Tartessos, Turdetania, Betica and several Andalusian territories. In the Middle Ages, after the Reconquest, the town of Sanlúcar became part of the kingdom of Seville and was granted in lordship in 1297 to Guzman el Bueno, founding a powerful nobiliary lineage that would later be known as the house of Medina Sidonia.

Between the XV and XVIII centuries, the strategic situation of Sanlúcar made it acquire importance in the exploration, colonization, commerce and evangelization of America, being important episodes in this period the fall in disgrace of the house of Medina Sidonia in 1641, the general decay Of Spain under Carlos II, the transfer of the House of Contract to Cadiz in 1711 and the earthquake of Lisbon of 1755.

In 1833 it became part of the newly created province of Cadiz. In the nineteenth century the economic activity of the city was reconverted to viticulture and summer tourism, on a background of precariousness and great social inequalities. With great anarchist implantation during the Second Spanish Republic, it remained from the beginning of the Civil War in the hands of the insurgents, without suffering important damages.

In 1973 was declared historical-artistic ensemble. Since the restoration of democracy Sanlúcar has been governed by parties from across the political spectrum.

Currently (2010) Sanlúcar is known for its gastronomy, mainly chamomile wine and prawns; For its music, in particular flamenco, and for summer tourism, especially for horse racing on the beach, declared of International Tourist Interest. Less well-known, but of great importance for historians, is the Archives of the House of Medina Sidonia, located in the palace of the same name.
Source: Wikipedia.

Model: NIKON D3100
Software: PhotoScape
Exposure Time: 10/12500 sec
F-Stop: f/7.1
ISO Speed Ratings: 400
Focal Length: 18 mm
Date Taken: 2017-01-07 16:35
Metering Mode: Center Weighted Average
File Size: 498 k

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