Seville Festivals

Cart Wheel at the Fería

Three factors seem to characterise my many visits to the magnificent city of Seville: glorious blue skies, beautiful women and the sound of neighbourhood bands practicing for some upcoming festival. And at least part of my observations stand in good company considering the words of Lord Byron in his epic …

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Madrid Festivals

San Isidro Fiesta in Madrid

Whilst Madrid is notorious for its lively nightlife it can’t compete with the wonders of Andalucia and other parts of Spain when it comes to specific festivals. The main annual event is San Isidro which celebrates the city’s patron saint and there are other fiestas specific to Madrid such as …

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Barcelona Festivals

Les Festes de La Mercè

All year round there are festivals in Barcelona, some only take place in the city whilst others are celebrated throughout Catalonia or nationwide. The biggest Barcelona festival is Festes de la Merce which takes place in September and consists of giant wooden figures roaming the city streets. There are some …

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