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Feria de Sevilla 2025: What You Need to Know

La Feria de Sevilla, also known as Feria de Abril, takes place two weeks after Semana Santa and lasts 6 days during which the entire city takes on a party atmosphere.

By Nick Nutter | Updated 1 May 2024 | Seville | Events | Login to add to YOUR Favourites Favourites Icon or Read Later

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Seville's Iconic Feria de Abril

The Feria de Sevilla, often called the Feria de Abril, is probably the largest, most elaborate and most colourful event in the calendar in Andalucia. The event attracts visitors to the city in their thousands. It takes place two weeks after Semana Santa and lasts an entire week during which normal life in the city virtually stops. If you missed it last year, it's not too late to plan to visit Seville in April to experience this iconic Spanish festival.

When will Feria de Sevilla be celebrated in 2025?

In 2025, Feria de Sevilla is expected to be held from Monday night 5 May to Sunday, 11 May 2025. Unlike previous years, the 2025 Feria de Sevilla will last 6 days instead of 7. Do note that these dates are not yet officially confirmed by the Seville City Hall.

What to Expect at Feria de Sevilla

Feria de Sevilla gets going about noon each day and the celebrations continue until the early hours of the morning. The event centres around the Real de la Feria, the gigantic fairground just outside the city centre in the Los Remedios neighbourhood.

Over 1,000 casetas, which are essentially hospitality tents, are erected by local businesses, notable families, clubs and political parties. Most require an invitation to enter but there are a few that are open to all. The casetas are traditionally green and red striped canvas with more elaborate decorations applied by the host.

Casetas at Feria de Sevilla

Each of the six districts of Seville host a ‘free’ casetas and there is one especially for tourists. Many of the hotels and the tourist information office are supplied with invitations to this caseta.

You can expect a bar, music, entertainment and lots of traditional food. The ladies dress in traditional flamenco dresses whilst the gentlemen wear the traditional short jacket and broad rimmed hat.

The Tourist Caseta is located at Calle Pascual Marquez 225-229, at the furthest point from the main entrance, near the Calle de Infierno funfair. No tickets are required to enter the Tourist Caseta. There are also three other free-entry public casetas.

Showing off the Horses at Seville's Feria de Abril

Many parade around the city and the Real de la Feria on horseback or in elaborately decorated and polished, horse drawn carriages.

The Horse and Trailer Ride is a highlight of the Feria de Abril, showcasing exquisite horses and intricately designed carriages, true masterpieces of artistry.

This tradition was revitalised in 1985 by the founding of the Real Club de Enganches de Andalucía, aimed at preserving this nearly lost art and thus far, the club has successfully restored countless valuable carriages. The Sunday before the Seville Fair begins, there is traditionally an exhibition organised at Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza that offers a glimpse into this rich cultural heritage.

To ensure safety and smooth movement during the fair, only the 1,400 carriages that have previously obtained the corresponding municipal registration will be able to access the venue during Horse Ride and Trailer hours. maintaining the event's exclusivity and charm.

Horses and carriages are only allowed to circulate the fairgrounds from 12:00 until 20:00. They typically follow a circular pathway starting on Calle de Alfonso de Borbón y Orléans, Calle Juan Belmonte, Calle Curro Romero, Calle Ignacio Sánchez Mejías, Calle Rafael Gómez Ortega and finally Calle Joselito El Gallo.

There is also a bullfight every day for those so inclined.

Calle del Infierno: Fun for the Whole Family at Feria de Sevilla

Alongside the area set aside for casetas is the fairground, traditionally known as La Calle del Infierno.

Covering about 87,000 square meters, this festival amusement park offers 400 fair activities to entertain everyone, most especially children. Here, you'll find rides and attractions for both children and adults, shows, raffles, and a diverse range of stalls such as costume shops, food stalls, and more.

Spending some hours in Calle del Infierno is a great way to create fun memories with loved ones during Feria de Abril.

Feria de Sevilla Street Parties

Feria de Sevilla is a very Spanish fiesta and not confined to the Real de la Feria. Street parties spring up, seemingly at random, and the bars and restaurants in the centre all participate. There are daily processions of carriages and riders through the city. A good place to get into the spirit of the fiesta is the Parque De Marie Luisa and nearby Plaza de Espana.

Experience More of Seville

Other than participating in the Feria de Abril activities and events, there are many other wonderful things to see and do in Seville during your visit so be sure to set some time aside for some sightseeing too!

Here are our must-do activities and tours in Seville:

You can also check out our list of the best Seville tours for more recommendations.

Where to Stay in Seville

Feria de Abril in Seville attracts thousands of visitors so if you’re planning to attend, it’s best to book your accommodations in advance to avoid disappointment.

The Sevilla Fair is held in an area that's dedicated just for the event so there are few hotels within walking distance. The Los Remedios neighbourhood is the nearest to this area but it's largely residential. The two nearest hotels are Monte Carmelo and Eurostars Guadalquivir which are both about a 15-minute walk. Due to the lack of nearby hotels, we recommend staying in the city center and then commute to the fairgrounds.

Here are some suggestions on where to stay in Seville.

Santa Cruz/Historic Center

Triana

Alameda

You can also read our full guide on where to stay in Seville for more recommendations.

Or check out the best deals in Seville below.

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More on Seville

Need help planning exactly what to see and do on your Seville visit? Our itineraries can help guide you:

You can also read our other articles on Seville:

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