ROUTE THROUGH THE HISTORICAL BARRIO ALTO (HIGH DISTRICT)

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HISTORICAL INTRODUCTION

This is one of the oldest parts of Sanlúcar. It used to be protected by a wall during medieval times, parts of which you can still observe nowadays.

Following this route, you can explore the earliest part of Sanlúcar.

 Itinerary

 Beginning of the route: Las Covachas, Cuesta Belen Street.

A. The Covachas

15th Century. Late gothic style. Stone decoration on one of the walls of the Medina Sidonia Ducal Palace.

B. La Merced Auditorium

17th Century. Proto-Baroque style. Former Church of the Mercederians Convent.

C. Orleáns Borbón Palace – City Hall

19th Century. Nowadays it is the City Hall. Neo-Medujar Style. Summer residence of the Dukes of Montpensier.

Caballeros Street

Lovely street where you can find 17th to 19th century stately homes.

Caridad Street

You can find different houses that belonged to the Merchants of the Americas. 18th Century.

D. Nuestra Señora de la Caridad (Our Lady of Charity) Basilica

17th Century. Mannerist style. Home of the Patroness of Sanlúcar, the Virgen of Caridad (Charity).

E. Rota Gateway

Former gateway through the walls of the city of Sanlúcar, built between the 13th and 15th Century

 F. Las Descalzas Convent

17th Century. Has a very interesting and permanent Religious Arts Exhibit with silverworks, paintings and imageries.

G. San Miguel (Saint Michael) Church

17th Century. Baroque Style.

Jerez Street

La Paz Square

H. Nuestra Señora de la O (Our Lady of O) Parish

14th Century. With a noteworthy Mudejar-style exterior façade, magnificent coffered ceiling inside and images such as the Christ of Vera Cruz.

I. Dukes of Medina Sidonia Palace

15th Century. Renaissance style. Residence of the Dukes of Medina Sidonia.

J. Cilla (Tithe Barn) House

Example of an 18th century home.

 K. Gitanos Street

We can observe part of the medieval wall. 13th to 15th century.

 L. Santiago (Saint James) Castle

15th Century. Sanlúcars´ defensive fortress where you can see the Homenaje (Tribute) Tower.

M. San Diego (Saint Didacus) Church

17th Century. Former convent of the Didacus Monks.

 N. Manzanilla Museum.

Located in the Barbadillo Bodegas (Wineries). This exhibit explains the aging process of the Manzanilla Wine.

End of Route

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– ‘Sanlúcar Descúbrela’. Consult Rates. Tel: 630 76 54 83

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