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THE FAIR OF CORDOBA: “LA FERIA DE MAYO”

THE FAIR OF CORDOBA

The Cordoba Fair is usually held at the end of May, to mark the feast of Our Lady of la Salud (Health).

The special fairground in el Arenal is very easy to get to and horse-riders and men or women in gypsy dress can be seen in the casetas (individual enclosures belonging to each association) which are laid out in orderly rows in the different streets of the fairground. All the casetas are public, and the doors are open for visitors to enter any they like, which is half the fun of it all.

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.

During the time of the fair, there are a number of important bullfights held at the Los Califas Bullring starring the best known bullfighters of the day.