Beach Horses Races – Carreras de Caballos en la Playa 2024

When: Annually on August
Image by Rob Glenister from Pixabay
Beach Horses Racing
Image by Rob Glenister from Pixabay
The city Sanlúcar de Barrameda is located in Cadiz region in south west Spain to the seashore of the Atlantic Ocean. The city holds, once a year, one of the oldest horse races in Europe starting in 1845. The race preserves an ancient tradition about fish merchants who, everyday, rode with their merchandises, to the market in an unofficial contest.


Who will be the first to reach the market and start selling its fishes.
The contests are held in two rounds of three days each, in the low-tide of the afternoon hours.
In addition to the races, Sanlúcar celebrates the holiday of the city patron in dance, singing and exhibition of marvelous flower rug which is made especially for the fiestas in the city center.
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Sociedad de Carreras de Caballos de Sanlúcar de Barrameda
Avenida de Las Piletas s/n.
Sanlucar de Barrameda
Phone: +34 956 36 32 02-956 38 16 61
Fax: +34 956 36 53 56
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Spain's powerful world empire of the 16th and 17th centuries ultimately yielded command of the seas to England. Subsequent failure to embrace the mercantile and industrial revolutions caused the country to fall behind Britain, France, and Germany in economic and political power. Spain remained neutral in World Wars I and II, but suffered through a devastating civil war (1936-39). A peaceful transition to democracy following the death of dictator Francisco FRANCO in 1975, and rapid economic modernization (Spain joined the EU in 1986), have given Spain one of the most dynamic economies in Europe and made it a global champion of freedom. Continuing challenges include Basque Fatherland and Liberty (ETA) terrorism and relatively high unemployment.
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