|Snapshot taken in April 1927, at El REAL, Seville. Her Majesty Queen Victoria Eugenie accompanied by General Primo de Rivera.|
Feria de Abril. The origin of the Seville Fair dates back to 1847, when a vast make-believe city, with a net work of streets,where stands promoted by organizations of every character, were erected on all sides. There was great merriment, dancing,and singing to the partaking of "sherry" and to the tasting of the typical food from each area. Through the streets a great multitude on horseback, in highly decorated carriages, or merely walking, sang, danced or played the guitar. Nowadays the men wear a short jacketed suit with a Cordobés hat, and the women "Faralaes", a long dress with a flouncing train in bright captivating colours.
|Illuminated gateway. The Gateway that illuminated the World Fair in 1992, when it was transferred from "Prado de San Sebastian" to the place known as "Los Remedios".|
This year, 1997, the spectacular gateway which gives access to the Fair (beginning the night of the 14th April), adds up to fourteen million hours of work and an investment of 14.000,000.pesetas.This year a million visitors are expected to arrive at this fun loving city which cradles in its "Calle del Infierno" (Hell Road), 550 attractions, 17,000 parking spaces and 800 cops!
|The Bullfighting Festival. Bullfighting is one of the greatest events at the April fair. The most famous Bullfighters meet together traditionally in the famous Maestranza Square. In the photo taken in 1920, Juan Belmonte is seen giving a splendid performance with his cape in the Golden Age of Spanish Bullfighting, together with J. Gomez Ortega, "Joselito" whose final efforts were to be measured that year.|
Romería del Rocio Whitsuntide: Seville participates in this beautiful pilgrimage full of light and colour. Four "Brotherhoods" cross the city in decorated, picturesque carriages, bound for the Hermitage, accompanied by pilgrims on horseback or on foot, and all dressed up in their regional costumes.
|On Horseback. Elegance and classicism on horseback. Sobriety and exquisite perfection in the wearing of the wide-brimmed hat and short-jacketed suit. What used to be the the ranchers work-a-day suit is now an elegant and distinctive way of dress and accompanies a correctness and perfection of style that is demanded of the user.|
LAS TAPAS: Typically Spanish mouth-watering appetizers. To go for "tapas" can well substituir a meal! Among the most popular ones you can choose Tortillitas de camarones (baby prawn ftitters). Soldaditos de pavía (cod fritters), Paella, seasoned roe, Pescaito (sniall fried fish) etc.
The custom of "going for tapas" may be practised all over the country, and dependen on the region will be accoinpanied by regional wines in the north or by fine sherry or "manzanillas" from Cadiz in the South.
To obtain the secrets of such pleasur-able indulgence we firmly recommend the collection POR ESPAÑA DE TAPAS which can be obtained from alnong a succulent selectos in our shop
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