Over the 60s and 70s it took place in Spain a major demographic shift. For workers in Andalusia, Catalonia became the land of opportunity. Even such was the number of immigrants installed that (exaggeration) Catalonia came to be considered “the ninth province” of Andalusia.
It is for this reason that for 45 years it has been celebrated in Catalonia one of the most colorful and authentic fairs of Sevilla, La Feria de Abril.
Until May 1, you are given the opportunity to unleash the flamenco in you in this 45th FERIA DE ABRIL DE CATALUNYA.
And for the last 11 years, this 2016 edition is held at the Parc Forum in Barcelona.
The opening on Friday 22 April, was led by the president of the Generalitat de Catalunya, Carles Puigdemont, and the current mayor of the city, Ada Colau.
This year the exhibition is organized in 3 areas:
- The Real, where are the 51 “casetas” – the canvas tent pavilions of varying sizes arranged along the streets-
- the dining areas and
- commercial spaces;
It also has some new features like an auditorium located in the Real and a theme park area of 25.900m2 with over a hundred different attractions.
To finish and make this a must if you are in Barcelona, we share with you the next fair opening times:
Thursday, April 28, from 18 to 23.00 h.
Friday, April 29, 18 to 3.30 h.
Saturday, April 30, 10 to 3.30 h.
Sunday, May 1, from 10 to 23:00 h.
The entrance to the casetas is free to young and old alike!