Afternoon at Seville’s April Fair and Lunch with Locals
Eat, drink and dance the day away with locals at Seville’s biggest festival—The April Fair! (DATES: April 17 & April 19 2018)
- Exclusive sit-down lunch in a private tent alongside locals
- A crash course in April Fair traditions: dressing, dancing, eating and drinking
- A historic stroll on the way to the fair to learn about the origins of this annual event
- A walking tour of the colorful fairgrounds with plenty of photo-worthy stops
- Eat, drink, and dance alongside your local guide
- Fried green peppers—classic fair food!
- Iberian ham and cured cheese platters
- A selection of Seville’s famous montadito sandwiches
- Crispy chicken in a zesty lemon marinade
- Lightly fried fish
- Manzanilla sherry spritzers—an April Fair must!
- Ice-cold local beer
- Water or soft drinks
What to Expect on Your Tour
Be swept up in Seville’s most colorful celebration, the annual April Fair. Take a tour of the fairgrounds and learn how locals eat, drink and dance the week away. Then, enjoy an exclusive lunch of traditional tapas at a private caseta, a beautiful tent locals put up each year where they go to enjoy the fun! After a few sherry spritzers, you might even be tempted to try your hand at Sevillanas, a flamenco-inspired dance!
STOP BY STOP:
Meet your local guide next to Seville’s beautiful Guadalquivir River and cross the San Telmo bridge into the bustling Los Remedios neighborhood. Stroll down Asunción street alongside hundreds of locals headed to the fair as you learn the history behind the city’s biggest festival! Hint: What once was a humble livestock exchange is now the most anticipated social event of the year!
After pictures at the main gate, enjoy a walking tour of the fairgrounds. The enormous enclosure boasts 12 streets and more than 1,000 private tents, hundreds of beautiful horse-drawn carriages and plenty of fair rides for the little ones!
Next it’s time to experience the ambience of a private caseta, where you’ll sit down for lunch! (Remember—not just anyone can enter these private tents—you must be invited or actually belong to the organization that rents it!)
For lunch, you’ll sit down and enjoy the most quintessential fair food! From fried fish to piping hot Spanish tortilla and endless pitchers of sherry spritzers, you’ll have lunch with the locals before the grand finale—a dance with your local guide!
Afterwards, make your way back to the main gate, or continue enjoying the magic of the April Fair on your own!
As with all Devour Seville tours, your guide will give you a copy of our Devouring Seville guide, which is packed with all our favorite places to eat and drink in the city! So put down your guidebook and get ready to experience Seville like a local!
About Our Expert Guides
Your tour will be lead by one of our expert, English-speaking guides, who loves kids! They’re all gifted storytellers who are smart, passionate and talented and whose excitement for this country is contagious!Meet them here!
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Buzzing neighborhood of Los Remedios and the colorful April fairgrounds.