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Sevilla's Fair normally takes place two weeks after the Semana Santa, the Holy Week. That's why you should check for the days it's going to be held before booking your cheap Hostel in Sevilla. Do it well in advance, the city gets full of visitors and tourists during the Sevilla's Fair days.

The Feria de Sevilla activities take place along the seven days of the week. So you may prefer to attend the Fair and so book your Cheap Hostel in Sevilla for the busiest celebration days. Even though it starts on Monday, Wednesday is the central day of the week, and from that night on, lights turn off one hour later. Thursday is the day where the Feria stats to be crowded, and of course, Firday, Saturday and Sunday are the days with more people attending the Feria. Among them there are always many show business celebrities, politicians and other popularly known people. During the weekend days, Feria lights normally turn off at 3:00 PM. On Sunday, the last day of la Feria, a fireworks show at 12:00 PM will end the Feria until next year.

The venue for the Feria is the 'Real de la Feria', a huge esplanade just outside the city, that becomes another city inside the city, and gets filled with about 1.000 casetas, rides and attractions. You must know that most of the casetas are private, not having a free public access. Their owners are Sevilla locals that normally welcome their friends,  family and guests there, in a friendly atmosphere. They are invited to try different tapas, dishes and drinks, while the music heard all around is obviously Flamenco. To get inside these Casetas, you must have an invitation. Anyway, visitors without private invitation can always visit the free access Casetas, you can ask for them at the information box located at the Feria entrance.

The Feria looks different day and night. During the day it is filled with light and colors, people dressed in traditional costumes, some of them attending the fair in horse cars, and especially many children who want to go to the attractions. Every day at noon, the 'Paseo de Caballos' is a must see: local girls in typical flamenco dresses are pulled through the city in beautiful carriages by splendid horses.

At night, most of those who arrived at noon with their typical clothes and horses carriages leave to rest. Others prefer to go home, dress in comfortable clothes, go back to the Feria and keep enjoying it in the cool of the evening. Under the light of the thousands of bulbs that illuminate the Feria, people have fun from one caseta to another, meeting their friends, eating tapas and dancing flamenco.

 

 

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The dates of the feria varies depending on the dates of Semana Santa.

The feria starts with the "alumbrao", it is about illuminating one by one all the lights conforming the city, at midnight. Really outstanding!

Look for the "portada", every year has a different design and it is a place where all Sevillian people go and meet up.

The feria is made of 1000 casetas, almost all of them are private and you can only access through invitations. If you don't know any Sevillian with a caseta, you can go to those with free access, but most of the time it gets very crowded and you might get impatient. If you can get in a caseta, the owners will let you try for free the typical dishes and beverages of the region.

There's also a street called "la Calle del Infierno" and it's the entertainment place, with different funfairs.

Enjoy the atmosphere, music, food and people during a week, you'll get to know the Sevillian spirit!

 
 
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