Sanlúcar de Barrameda´s strategical situation, on the commercial route that connected the port of Seville with the American continent, crucially influenced the cities development. Due to the importance of the commercial and trading harbor of Sanlúcar, the city became the residence for merchants and a point of origen of many religious orders that travelled to evangelize the New World, building unique palaces and convents in our city.
We will start the Route at the Santa Ángela de la Cruz Square.
A.- San Francisco (Saint Francis) Church
17th Century. The Franciscans Order was based here. Nowadays it is “La Salle” Saint Francis School . In the church, Classicist-Baroque style, you can find the headquarters for the Brotherhoods of the Santo Entierro and of the Silencio.
B.- San Nicolas (Saint Nicholas) Parish
17th Century. Headquarters for the Brotherhood of Jesús de la Expiración (17th century) and Our Lady of Esperanza (Hope)
Santo Domingo Street
You can see the former Houses of the Merchants of the Americas here.
C.- Santo Domingo (Saint Dominic) Church
16th Century. One of the most noteworthy monuments in Sanlúcar. It is made completely of ashlars stone. The area under the choir loft has an outstanding carving. The tombs of the Counts of Niebla and the sculpture of the Virgen of Rosario known as “La Galeona” are also remarkable in this building.
Nowadays it is one of the main streets in Sanlúcar. It was formerly known as Ancha de los Mesones (taverns) due to being very numerous in the area.
San Jorge Street
D.- San Jorge (Saint George) Church
17th Century. Former religious center in the English merchants’ quarter. It currently hosts Sanlúcars Brotherhood of El Rocío
E.- Regina Coeli Convent
16th Century. Baroque style. Home of the nuns of St Clare Order.
F.- Santísima Trinidad (Holy Trinity) Church
Built in the 15th Century and founded by Alonso Fernández de Lugo, conqueror of the island of La Palma. The tombstone (15th century) and the coffered ceiling of the prebystery are a noteworthy view, where you can appreciate the powerful influence of América in the coffering.
San Roque Square
G.- Nuestra Señora de los Desamparados (Our Lady of the Defenseless) Church
17th Century. Baroque Style. Treasures interesting Baroque-style carvings.
H.- Madre de Dios (Mother of God) Church
15th Century. Beautiful baroque-style façade.
Madre de Dios (Mother of God) Square
Small but elegant Square where you can appreciate the Baroque styled windows of the Convent of Madre de Dios (Mother of God)
The façade of the bodega (winery) and the Palace of Orleáns-Borbón are spectacular. They are from the 19th Century.
Pasaje Virgen de las Angustias Street
I.- Nuestra Señora del Carmen (Our Lady of Carmen) Parish.
17th Century. It was the church of the former Carmelitas Descalzas convent.
The façade of the former Palace of Los Moreda (17th century) stands out.
Divina Pastora Street
The Palace of the Marquis of the Arizón House (18th Century) is a noteworthy sight. Old residence of the merchants of the Americas.
J.- Marquis of Arizón Palace
18th Century. An outstanding example a house of the Merchants of the Americas. It has a lookout tower.
K.- Capuchinos (Capuchins) Convent
17th Century. Was the headquarters for the missionaries whose mission was to evangelize the Americas.
End of the Route
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