We were fortunate enough last year to experience both Ferias in Sevilla and Córdoba (and our local Feria in Pozoblanco). Feria de abril is done and dusted for this year, but if you happen to be in Córdoba during May, you are in for a treat.
Feria de Córdoba and the month of May
Feria de Córdoba is held during May. In fact, the month of May is when Córdoba stands out on the social calendar with lively and beautiful events such as Cata del Vino (wine festival), Las Cruces and Los Patios. But of all these events, Feria was the highlight for us. You’re probably thinking, “you’ve already been to the largest Feria in Spain, surely Córdoba’s Feria couldn’t top it?” Well, we’ve put them side by side, and you might be surprised by the results…
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And the winner is…
Despite Sevilla being far bigger and grander, we actually loved the vibe in Córdoba. With all of the casetas (pavilions or tents) being open to everyone, there was a great jovial and communal atmosphere there. Being able to walk through the grounds and stop by whichever caseta we felt like was a treat and many of the casetas were so large, selling all types of delicious food. And the live rock concert was a great way to let our hair down, without offending the locals with our terrible attempts at Sevillanas (the traditional dance reserved for social occasions like feria).
When to visit Córdoba
If you are going to visit Córdoba at any time of the year, May is the month to do so. There are events on each week, the weather is SPECTACULAR and the city has a fantastic feel to it. If you happen to suffer from hayfever like poor Guy during this time, stock up on your anti-histamines as hayfever and related allergies are rampant at this time of year! With that being said, it’s still worth it to experience and see the beauty and lively events of Córdoba! Getting to Córdoba is easy, with Renfe trains and various bus companies connecting Córdoba to other major cities in Spain.
Feria de Córdoba for 2016 runs from the 21st – 28th May. Entrance is free!
Have you been to feria de Córdoba or any of the other events during May? What did you think?