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28
MAR
2016

April Fair in Seville – Feria de Sevilla

La Feria de Abril de Sevilla, Seville April Fair began in 1847 as a livestock fair and was the outcome of an initiative by Narciso Bonaplata and Jose Maria de Ybarra, who applied for authorization from the city council to hold an annual fair on the 19th and 21th of April at Prado de San Sebastian, the on the outskirts of the city.

It was in the 1920’s that the Feria took on its current form as an artificial city of casetas or huts. Its success was such, that in 1950 the livestock fair was separated from the purely festive part. Since 1973 it has been held in the Barrio de los Remedios on a site occupying around 40.000 m2 which has around a thousand of casetas and streets adorned with thousands of fairy lights and is characterized by the typical coming and going of horses and flamenco dresses.

One or two weeks after Semana Santa, Easter starts with the ilummination of the thousands of bulbs that adorn the gate, and throughout the week, Seville takes on a festive atmosfere.

  • SEVILLE APRIL FAIR

    History and full information about one the most typical Spanish Fair in Spain:

    The April Fair Sevilla.

    To describe the birth of the Seville Fair it must be based on two stages or periods in the history of Seville.
    The first contact that has the Sevillian people with what we call fair, is from the hand of King Alfonso X, son of the conqueror Fernando III, who gave permission for the holding of two annual fairs, April and San Miguel in autumn.

    Throughout the years after the vicissitudes of Seville in economics and politics, the people of Seville cease to hold such festivals, which made over 1845 again restore the fair, after the losses of the French invasion, the full economic downturn, some industrial adventures (like so famous pottery of Triana and Carthusian found even in Greece) and hurricane in 1942 that devast