Playa de la Barrosa

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Playa de la Barrosa is a 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) long beach in the municipality of Chiclana de la Frontera, Cadiz, Spain.[1] It was the site of the Battle of Barrosa in 1811. it is separated from the Playa de Sancti Petri by a cliff. The resort of Novo Sancti Petri lies naast Playa de la Barrosa, which contains the Torre Bermeja. Several pieces of music have been composed about the beach including Isaac Albéniz's Torre Bermeja and Paco de Lucía's La Barrosa.

History[edit]

The Battle of Chiclana and La Barrosa is said to have occurred on the Playa de la Barrosa, marking an important milestone in the Spanish War of Independence.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kim, Young C. (4 November 2009). Handbook of coastal and ocean engineering. World Scientific. p. 940. ISBN 978-981-281-929-1. Retrieved 4 January 2012. 

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Coordinates: 36°22′07″N 6°10′55″W / 36.36861°N 6.18194°W / 36.36861; -6.18194