Spring is in the air and Seville is getting ready for its annual April fair. Every April the residents of Seville and a large number of tourists from all over the world gather in the Real de la Feria (Seville’s fair grounds) ready to have fun to the rhythm of the Sevillanas.

Origins

The origins of this Fiesta date back to 1846 when councilors Jose Maria Ibarra and Narciso Bonaplata had the idea of having an annual three day trading fair dedicated to the sale and purchase of livestock. Once the idea was approved by Queen Isabella II, the first fair took place on April 18th, 1847 attracting 25,000 people. As time went by, the fair transformed from a trading to a social occasion becoming the big fiesta it is today.

What to expect

With live music being played throughout the event, one can enjoy the explosion of color all around, with bright traditional dresses and outfits adorning the surroundings while the riders show off their horses to the interested crowds. All the while there is a delicious smell in the background that creates a tempting pull that makes you want to follow the smells in order to discover its origins. If you do, you’ll discover an assortment of pleasure for your taste buds; fried fish, huge olives, paella, world famous Spanish cured ham as well as some of the best wine all of which will provide you a delicious gourmet experience. The party continues well into the night until the early hours of the morning when people start looking for a cup of hot chocolate and churros, before resting a couple of hours. The party continues until the final Sunday night, when at midnight, the Fair is closed with a spectacular display of fireworks.

Weather

Seville’s weather around this time of year is normally pretty warm ranging between 20 and 28ºC (68 and 82ºF), while the chance of rain averages at around once per week, with the rest of the days being mostly sunny with scattered clouds. Therefore it is important to remember the sunscreen.

Opportunity

This year aBoatTime brings you  the opportunity to join the party and partake in the Seville Fair while at the same time enjoy a luxurious sailing experience. Why not visit Seville in style?

An Astondoa 72 GLX yacht is available for charter from the 20th to the 26th of April of this year. With a length of 22 meters and its elegant and modern interiors, decorated by the renowned studio ddesigner “Cristiano Gatto Design Team”, this beautiful vessel can accommodate 8 guests in 4 double cabins and carries a crew of 2, who will pilot the yacht and provide you an excellent culinary experience on board. The yacht would ascend the Guadalquivir River and dock in Seville allowing you to enjoy the Seville Fair to the fullest.

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Yacht Specifications

ASTONDOA 72 GLX

– Length: 22 m                           – Crew: 2

– Beam: 5.5 m                            – Cabins: 4 doubles

– Year: 2010                               – Max. Capacity: 12 guests

Equipment:

TV and Hi-fi Bang & Olufsen, WI-FI, security cameras connected to a central alarm system, connections for ipads and iphones, washer, dryer, zodiac dinghy with 50 HP with a capacity for 8.

Dates:

From 20th to the 26th of April, both inclusive.

Price:

40,000€

Included:

-Water, soft drinks & beer

-Cleaning Service

Cooking Service

Not Included:

-VAT

-Fuel

-Mooring Fees

If you are interested in this opportunity, you can find out more information and make your reservation contact us here.