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New caseta for tourists at the Feria de Abril in Seville

Friday, April 28th, 2017

  This year's Feria portada (gateway) celebrates the 25th anniversary of Expo 92, and the Murillo 400th Anniversary too.   Big changes are afoot at one of Seville’s biggest annual events, the April Fair, known in Spanish simply as "La Feria". As well as the Fair starting two days earlier – ...

Seville Feria will now last seven days, starting on Sunday

Tuesday, October 4th, 2016

  Qu 1: Seville residents, would you like the Feria to start on a Sunday (so you can have a big night on Saturday)? A2: Er, yes please!   Qu 2: Seville residents, would you like there to be a holiday during Feria)? A: See above.   Los Remedios, the residential district closest to the ...

Feria fun and merry with sherry

Sunday, May 11th, 2014

[caption id="attachment_13735" align="aligncenter" width="553" caption="Carriages, horses and flamenca dresses are traditional sights of the Feria which haven't changed in centuries."] [/caption] Spring is the time for fairs here in Andalucia, and kicking off the season each year is the mother of all Ferias - the Feria de Abril in Seville. As ...

Seville Feria: a picture post

Monday, April 22nd, 2013

[caption id="attachment_10525" align="aligncenter" width="578" caption="Three flamencas enjoying a sunny afternoon at the Feria de Abril in Seville, which finished yesterday. The striped tents behind them are casetas, for eating, drinking and dancing."] [/caption] [caption id="attachment_10527" align="aligncenter" width="578" caption="The Portada for this year's Feria was inspired by Plaza de España, one of ...

A bailar Sevillanos!

Thursday, April 18th, 2013

An integral part of the Feria de Abril, now reaching its halfway point here in Seville, is dancing. Sevillanas are a type of flamenco dance (or not, depending on who you talk to), performed in pairs - man-woman or woman-woman. Sevillanas are divided into four parts. While it is not obligatory ...

Looking forward to a sunny Feria de Sevilla

Monday, April 15th, 2013

[caption id="attachment_10471" align="aligncenter" width="463" caption="Girls show off their flamenca dresses at the Feria de Sevilla - it's a colourful and (usually) sunny occasion."] [/caption] [caption id="attachment_10469" align="aligncenter" width="578" caption="Jinetes (horse-riders) enjoying some liquid refreshment at the Feria."] [/caption] [caption id="attachment_10467" align="aligncenter" width="578" caption="A street in the Feria, with its stripey caseta tents."] ...

Spring has sprung!

Thursday, March 14th, 2013

[caption id="attachment_10060" align="alignright" width="578" caption="Sweet-smelling orange blossom offers one of the most vivid sensory experiences in Seville's springtime."] [/caption] Yay, my favourite season of the year is here! The rain has stopped, finally, after weeks and weeks of endless downpours, showers, drizzle, thunder, lightning, puddles, wellies and waterproofs - and, of ...

Find your way around the Feria

Monday, April 23rd, 2012

[caption id="attachment_2934" align="aligncenter" width="494" caption="A group of feriantes at the Feria de Abril, Sevilla."][/caption] Tonight, at the stroke of midnight, this year's Feria de Abril kicks off officially, when the lights on the Portada (entrance arch) are switched on - the alumbrao. For those who have never been, but would like to ...

The gateway to the Feria

Thursday, April 19th, 2012

[caption id="attachment_6020" align="aligncenter" width="523" caption="The portada - entrance arch - of this year's Feria de Abril in Sevilla, modelled on the facade of San Salvador church."][/caption] The Feria de Abril here in Sevilla starts officially next Tuesday, with the alumbrao, the lighting up of the portada (entrance gate) at midnight on ...

Feel the joy

Monday, May 2nd, 2011

[caption id="attachment_2921" align="alignleft" width="598" caption="William and Catherine, TRH The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, with their entourage. Photo: Hugo Burnand/Clarence House/PA Wire "][/caption] Everything always happens at once, doesn't it? In rapid succession, we've had Semana Santa, albeit largely cancelled due to incessant downpours; then the Royal Wedding, an event which ...