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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."] ...

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 ...