From: Sunday, Apr 18th, 2021
To: Saturday, Apr 24th, 2021
La Feria de Abril, Seville
La Feria de Abril is Seville’s most popular party of the year. The week long festival includes traditional dress, parades, and dancing on the street.
La Feria de Abril’s event venue, Real de la Feria, just outside the city center, hosts over 1,000 marquees often with flamenco performances, bars, and music. The event traditionally takes place two weeks after Semana Santa (the week leading up to Easter Sunday).
Daily parade processions include beautiful people in full flamenco outfit and horse-drawn carriages. This festival attracts thousands of tourists every year and hotels book quickly, so reserve your space now and head to Seville’s warm retreat for this colourful and exciting party.
Southwest of the city centre, the open area of El Real de la Feria morphs into a temporary tent city containing around 1000 casetas (brightly striped tents).
Most casetas are private affairs erected by clubs, associations, families and groups of friends. It can feel a bit Secret Squirrel to an outsider, but these private parties are the essence of the Feria de Abril. Never fear, however, for there are also around 15 free public casetas where much the same fun goes on.
The feria opens on Monday night with the ceremonial lighting-up of the fairgrounds, which is the starting gun for six nights of Sevillanos’ favourite activities: eating, drinking, talking, dressing up and dancing till dawn. In the afternoons, from about 1pm, those who have horses and carriages parade about the site and the city, with the women in their flamenco finery and the men in traje corto (Andalucían farmers’ suits). On the busy days there can be up to 700 carriages clip-clopping around town.
Here are the hotels we recommend that have good reviews and keep you close to all the action,
Map of Seville
Because of the many warm months going out in Seville often is an open-air culture. Sometimes there is more going on in front of the bars than inside. That’s especially true for the area around the park along the Alameda de Hércules, a popular hangout for having a drink and a chat with friends. There is one bar after another and basically all the bars there are at least gay-friendly and the gay bars are straight-friendly, so you’ll usually find a mixed, easy-going crowd.
Recommended Apartments in Seville
The apartment features 2 bedrooms, a flat-screen TV, an equipped kitchen with a dishwasher and a microwave, a washing machine, and 1 bathroom with a shower. Free WiFi, air conditioning and household amenities such as a fridge and kettle.
Los Salados Studios
1, 2 & 3 Bedrooms
Each unit features a fully equipped kitchen with a dishwasher, a seating area, a flat-screen TV, a washing machine, and a private bathroom with shower and a hairdryer. A microwave, a fridge, stovetop, a kettle and a coffee machine. Free WiFi
1 & 2 Bedrooms
The air-conditioned units come with a kitchen that includes a microwave, a fridge, an oven, stovetop, as well as a kettle and a coffee machine, a private bathroom with a hairdryer and free toiletries, and a living room with a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. .
1, 2, 3 & 4 Bedrooms
These air-conditioned apartments feature a living room with a sofa and flat-screen TV. The private bathroom comes with a hairdryer. There is a kitchen with a fridge, microwave and coffee maker. A washing machine, dishwasher and dryer are also available.
La Feria de Abril, Seville
Feria de Abril de Sevilla
Recommended Hotels in Seville
Seville is a compact city & the best hotels are located within the old town, close to the gay bars, clubs, the best shops and restaurants in the city.