Feria de Abril

Posted by Catalunya Casas on April 12th, 2018

There is arguably no better way to spend a sunny spring day in Barcelona than at a fair. If you choose to book a family villa in Barcelona in April, then you will be just in time to visit the Feria de Abril de Cataluna, an annual event held in the Calatan capital. Usually the event will take place at the end of April, but changes according to when Easter falls that year.

In 1971, immigrants that travelled to Barcelona from Andalusia began their own versions of the Seville fair on a smaller scale. Since then, the fair has grown steadily every year, and today it is the second largest Spring Fair in the whole of Spain.

Although you may not book a Barcelona holiday rental specifically for this event, it is well worth a visit, and provides visitors with a huge range of rides and attractions. During the event, the Pac del Forum is covered in colourfully decorated casetas, which are like small tents. Each of these are open to the public and offer dance floors, musical entertainments and other cultural scenes.

Throughout the event, many locals will be dressed up in traditional clothing known as ‘trajes de cortos’ for men, which consist of a short jacket, tight trousers and boots, while the women wear ‘trajes de flamenco’, a flamenco style dress.

You will find a range of bars where you can sample a huge array of traditional Andalusain food, and the funfair can entertain both the young and the young at heart.

The park is split into two main themes, along the seafront you can find the fairground area, featuring a huge Ferris wheel with spectacular views of the city, shooting galleries and other amusements.

The second area is dedicated to the casetas. There are usually around 70 in total, operated by a variety of different organisations. The biggest casetas is the organisers caseta, which is always full of people enjoying the free concerts and shows.

Why not book a Barcelona vacation rental and enjoy the Sevillana dancing, where the atmosphere is fun and joyous. It is a great place for tourists and locals alike to simply enjoy the good food, wine and music.

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