JUST two weeks after Sevilla’s sombre Semana Santa processions, millions of people in the Andalucian capital are gearing up for the biggest feria in Spain.
The Sevilla spring feria takes place from May 5 to 10, in a huge area in Los Remedios to the south-west of the city.
In complete contrast to Semana Santa, this is a week of eating, drinking and dancing throughout the night and into the next day.
Women wear extravagant flamenco dresses, while the men come clad in the traditional ‘traje corto’ – a short, fitted suit and wide hat.
There are gigantic tents, daily bullfights and hundreds of rich Sevillanos parading around on horseback or in carriages.
- What a mission! My six weeks at a language school in Sevilla - 23 May, 2015 @ 15:30
- Flamenco and the Alhambra as home-time is looming - 16 Apr, 2015 @ 15:05
- ‘Giving light’ and tile-painting in Triana - 10 Apr, 2015 @ 15:47
- Taking my mind off the end of Semana Santa - 6 Apr, 2015 @ 15:53
- Sinners in spiky hats - 2 Apr, 2015 @ 09:01
- The suspense is growing for Semana Santa - 29 Mar, 2015 @ 10:48
- A Mesquita and a mosquito - 23 Mar, 2015 @ 19:58
- Just the weather for a solar eclipse - 20 Mar, 2015 @ 18:51
- A Roman market and St Patrick’s Day in Sevilla - 18 Mar, 2015 @ 15:30
- The Spanish sorting hat of doom - 14 Mar, 2015 @ 11:05