At the end of May Cordoba celebrates the Fair in honour of Nuestra Señora de la Salud (Our Lady of Health). The fiesta has a marked Andalusian flavour. There are “casetas” (marquees with food, drink and music) erected at the city’s fair ground, most of which are open to the general public.The 2012 Cordoba Fair takes place between May, 19th and May, 26th.
The central thoroughfare and the surrounding streets fill with horse-drawn carriages, flamenco dress, “Sevillana” music and wine. The origins of the fair go back to the old livestock market – this market is now held on the outskirts of the city. During the period of the fair there are various bullfights that take place in the Los Califas Bullring.
The uplifting sound of Sevillanas, the fino wine, the tapas, the Cordoban hat and the peinetas (ornamental combs worn by the women) make the Cordoba Fair as amazing an experience as any of the other Andalusian fairs.
Every year, tens of thousands of people are attracted by the fun fair. It offers pleasure and attractions for every taste. Thousands of lights illuminate the fairgrounds.
Fervent Flamenco performances in one of the many marquees, traditional costume demonstrations and a spectacular firework display are only a few attractions the Feria fun fair has to offer its visitors. Processions of smartened equestrian guards are among the most outstanding eye-catchers of this event.
Apart from worth seeing folklore presentations, an extensive number of rides and booths guarantee every visitor lots of fun and opportunities. Cordoban associations and clubs set up stands and offer tasty tapas snacks.
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