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The Cordoba Spring Fair

The Cordoba Spring Fair, or Feria de Nuestra Señora de la Salud is coming in Cordoba. It takes place from the 19th to the 26th of May.

Its origins are religious but now it is a funny event perfect for all ages. There are every types of entertainment: carousels, corrida, performances, concerts and much more. It has all the typical elements of Andalusian ferias and feasts like the women wearing the traje de faralaes, the men with the horses and the flamenco.

The inauguration will take place in the entrance of Recinto Ferial de Arenal which front will be illuminated at midnight; it is the same every year. The portada of the Cordoba Feria is vast, 140 metres wide, with a 45m-tall main central tower, two smaller ones at either end, two main arches one either side of the main tower, and a multitude of Mezquita-style red-and-white striped double arches. 

There is a main difference from the Feria de Sevilla: the casetas,where people can eat, drink and dance, are publics; they are smaller than the ones in Sevilla and fewer ( to give you an example in 2010 Seville had 1047 casetas, while Cordoba had 113).

The principalplates which are served are salmorejo, pimientos fritos and flamenquin; people use to drink Montilla-Moriles ( a type of wine) and beer.

Opening hours are from about 2pm all the way through to 5am (6am at weekends).