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The Feria del Caballos - May 2006 - Jerez de la Frontera

The Feria del Caballos - May 2006

The Feria del Caballos The Feria del Caballos Review

The Feria del Caballos is one of the biggest Ferias in Andalucia, and combines the three major claims to fame of Jerez - namely sherry, horses and flamenco. It is held in the second week of May.

The showground is in Parque Gonzalez Hontori on Avenida Alcalde Alvaro Domeque to the north east of the city centre, and is about 2km from the centre. The ground is huge and for the Feria is laid out in a grid of "streets" lined with over 250 canestas (or stands). The main "streets" form a cross through the middle of the showground, and it is here that the daily parade of horses, riders and carriages takes place, from around 1pm or so until 7:30pm. After the parade finishes (well, in fact a long time before it finishes !) the party begins, for the canestas are actually bars !

There is a very serious side to the Feria though. There are daily competitions held in the adjoining arena, and riders, horses and carriages from all over Andalucia take part. After all, this is what the Feria is all about (despite all the partying in the park !)

For more pictures please have a look at my travelogues - just a selection from the many I took over two days !

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  • Written Jun 7, 2006
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Fair at Jerez - May 2006 - Jerez de la Frontera

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Fair at the Feria ! The Feria del Caballos Review

At the Feria del Caballos there is also a big fun-fair, with numerous rides and stalls. This is obviously a major attraction for the kids during the day, and the teenagers in the evening. It amused us to see the children queuing for the roller-coaster, the girls dressed up in their finest flamenco dresses.

The fair is held on land just to the east of the main Feria site, on the other side of the railway (which is on a viaduct here).

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Jun 7, 2006
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Tapa Centro - 2003 banner - Jerez de la Frontera

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Tapa Centros at the Fiestas de Otono Fiestas de Otono Review

During the autumn festival in September, the bars in Jerez participate in a competition called Tapa Centro. Over 50 bars take part, and a booklet is published giving the list of bars, their locations and their specialities. There is a voting form in the booklet for which bar you think has the best tapas. The booklet is available from the tourist office, or any of the participating bars.

A very tasty way to supplement your bar crawl !

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written May 31, 2006
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