This very popular and well-known fair in the south of Spain arose like almost al the rest of the fairs in Andalusia, with the aim of a commercial exchange of cattle and other goods, like fabrics and utensils.
The fair of Sanlucar as a celebration is ancient, already in the 13th century it was under Christian domination, being the King Sancho the 4th the one that granted Sanlucar 2 fairs a year, the date was moved to the 15th of August during the 17th century, taking place in the church square, although it changed location over the years.
In 1972, the fair took place along the ‘Paseo de la Calzada’ for more space, and was known since then as the Manzanilla Fair.
The fair of Sanlucar goes on for 15 days, depending on the ‘Rocio Pilgrimage’ it can be held on the second half of May or the first half of June.
One of the most characteristic elements of this fair is the wine known as Manzanilla, originally from this municipality, and the bullfights that take place during the days that the fair lasts.
To get to Sanlucar de Barrameda one must take the AP-7 road and the A-381 road, we must pass by Marbella, then Estepona and leave Malaga passing by Gibraltar and crossing through Jerez de la Frontera.
On the map below you’ll be able to see the chosen route to go from Malaga airport to Sanlucar de Barrameda in Cadiz.