Feria de abril 2012
One of the best months to take one's vacation in Barcelona is definitely April! Not just because of the great spring weather but also because of the celebration "feria de abril" which causes spring fever and good mood, for sure.
The April fair originates from Andalusia, strictly speaking from Sevilla. Andalusian immigrants established this tradition in Barcelona about 40 years ago and attract thousands of tourists and citizens each year.
During the feria de abril you can see people performing andalusian dances in traditional clothing: The men traditionally wear the "traje de corto" and the women are dressed in a flamenco dress, called „faralaes". These dances take place in "casetas", which are small huts, and all generations from young to old are encouraged to join the dancing.
This year, the april fair takes place in Parc del Forum from the 27th of April until the 6th of May. Besides the traditional dances and clothings you can enjoy food specialities, like paella and tapas, and visit various concerts that take place during the feria de abril. And... the entrance is free!
Opening hours of the april fair:Friday 27.April 2012 - 18:00 until 04.15
Saturday 28.April 2012 - 10:00 until 04:15 Uhr
Sunday 29.April 2012 - 10:00 until 02:00 Uhr
Monday 30.April 2012 - 10:00 until 02:00 Uhr
Tuesday 1.May 2012 - 10:00 until 02:00 Uhr
Wednesday 2.May 2012 - 10:00 until 02:00 Uhr
Thursday 3.May 2012 - 10:00 until 02:00 Uhr
Friday 4.May 2012 - 10:00 until 04:15 Uhr
Saturday 5.May 2012 - 10:00 until 04:15 Uhr
Sunday 6.May 2012 - 10:00 until 23:00 Uhr
How to arrive at the April Fair• By Metro L4 (yellow line) to El Maresme/ Forum
• Or with the buses 7,36,41,43 and 141
During the fair there will also be additional buses and trams to Parc del Forum. For more information you can check out the official website of public transport in Barcelona.