Sometimes when you travel you happen upon magical moments which is precisely where I found myself on a recent trip to Seville. Once we arrived I noticed many of the women walking around town in gorgeous traditional Spanish dress. One thing led to another and here we were, standing in the middle of Seville’s “Feria de Abril“, Seville’s April Fair.
Lasting for six days these rows of “casetas” are built on the fairgrounds in which a parade of decorated carriages and riders trot back in forth in front of. Casetas, which are elaborately decorated tents, are each individually owned by families, groups of friends, prominent businesses, or political parties where inside Spaniards enjoy live music, traditional dance, rebjuito, and tapas.
It was a magical transition stepping into a world I’d never known or experienced, so rich in tradition and culture. I was an invisible witness as I wondered through with my camera, smiling the entire way.
8 thoughts on “Feria de Abril de Sevilla”
Oh how beautiful! I’m completely inspired by tent colors…I’m thinking of some ideas for summer… <3
I love traditions like these. Reminds me of the time I was in La Linea during their Feria season; everyone dressed from another era and flamenco being danced and played furiously
Gorgeous photos, how special you got to enjoy that!
Great pictures, sure the people from Sevilla will like it too.
What beautiful colors everywhere. I love what the women did with their hair and with the flowers. Even the little girls looked wonderful in their dresses. You really captured the essence of Feria de Abril. The men looked good too but ….Oh those dresses!!
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the dresses are gorgeous!
Amazing pictures! What a lucky coincidence that you ended up at that place.
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