The April Fair in Seville is undoubtedly one of the most anticipated events of the year in the city. For a week, Seville is filled with music, dance, colors and a large number of activities that reflect Andalusian culture and tradition. In this article, we are going to tell you about its history, traditions and the recommended accommodation to enjoy it.
History and tradition of the April Fair
The April Fair in Seville has been held since 1847, although its origins date back to the Middle Ages, when a cattle fair was held in the Prado de San Sebastián. Over time, the fair became a social and cultural event, where families and friends gathered to enjoy music, dance, and food.
One of the most emblematic moments of the April Fair is the turning on of the lights, which marks the official start of the festival. For a week, the streets of the fairgrounds are filled with booths, decorated with flowers and lanterns, where you can enjoy live music, dancing, and food.
Activities, events and traditions at the April Fair
The April Fair in Seville is a unique experience, where you can enjoy a large number of activities and events that reflect Andalusian culture and tradition. During the day, horse and carriage parades can be seen, while at night the booths are filled with music and dancing.
One of the most popular activities at the April Fair is the “alumbrao”, which is the official lighting of the fair’s lights, which is modified every year and marks the beginning of this long-awaited event. Flamenco dancing, bullfights and horse shows are the essence with which you can feel the color and history of the Andalusian capital.
Fashion is an important part that dresses it in color and tradition. The women usually wear flamenco dresses, which are typical Andalusian dresses with ruffles and flowers. Men, for their part, usually wear short suits, which are short pants with a jacket and hat. Would you dare to do it?
In addition to clothing, accessories are also important. Women usually wear flowers in their hair and fans, while men wear medals and scarves that refer to brotherhoods or religious symbols.
During the fair, you can try a large number of typical Andalusian dishes and drinks. Some of the most popular dishes are fried fish, Iberian ham and shrimp omelettes. A real delight.
As for drinks, you cannot miss the fine wine, the manzanilla and the rebujito, which is a mixture of white wine and soda that will help you cool off in this hot city.
Macia Sevilla Kubb, a hotel full of color
If you are looking for accommodation during the April Fair, the hotel Macià Sevilla Kubb is an excellent option. With an excellent connection to the fairgrounds by taxi, bus or tram but with the peace of mind of being able to avoid crowds, we offer you a unique experience with an even more unique location due to its location in the center of Seville, close to the main monuments and attractions of the city that you can also visit during these days.
Seville is a city full of culture and art, so we recommend that you take advantage of your stay to visit other places of interest, such as the Seville Cathedral, the Giralda, the Alcázar and the Barrio de Santa Cruz.
Reserve your room at the Macia Sevilla Kubb hotel now and get ready to live an unforgettable and colorful experience at the April Fair in Seville.