Events

Top Choice Religious in El Rocío

Romería del Rocío

Spain’s largest religious pilgrimage draws hundreds of thousands of revelers to El Rocío annually on Pentecost (Whitsunday) weekend. The festivities culminate with a boisterous procession through the streets in the …
Top Choice Music in Córdoba

Noche Blanca del Flamenco

An all-night fest of top-notch flamenco by leading song, guitar and dance artists of the genre, in picturesque venues around the city such as the Mezquita's Patio de los Naranjos and Plaza del Potro. All performance…
Religious in Seville

Semana Santa

Seville’s Holy Week celebrations are legendary. Every day from Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday, large, life-size pasos (sculptural representations of events from Christ's Passion) are solemnly carried from the city’s c…
Feria in Seville

Feria de Abril

The largest and most colourful of all Andalucía’s ferias (fairs), Seville's week-long spring fair is held in the second half of the month (sometimes edging into May) on El Real de la Feria, in the Los Remedios area …
Fair in Málaga

Feria de Málaga

Málaga’s nine-day feria, launched by a huge fireworks display, is the most ebullient of Andalucía’s summer fairs. It resembles an exuberant Rio-style street party, with plenty of flamenco and fino (dry and straw-col…
Religious in Granada

Feria del Corpus Christi

The most spectacular of Andalucía's Corpus Christi celebrations, this is Granada's big annual party. Held approximately 60 days after Easter, it involves a week of bullfighting, dancing, street parades and processio…
Cultural in Fuengirola

Feria

Arguably the best and biggest on the Costa del Sol, Fuengirola's feria includes a romería (religious pilgrimage) during which locals head to the campo (countryside) for flamenco, paella and cerveza (beer). A flamenc…
Dance in Seville

Bienal de Flamenco

The big names of the flamenco world descend on Seville for this major flamenco festival. Held in September in even-numbered years, it features a comprehensive programme of events including performances, exhibitions …
Carnival in Cádiz

Carnaval

No other Spanish city celebrates Carnaval with as much spirit, dedication and humour as Cádiz. Here it becomes a 10-day singing, dancing and drinking fancy-dress street party spanning two February weekends. The fun,…
Fiesta in Córdoba

Fiesta de los Patios de Córdoba

This 'best patio' competition sees 50 or more of Córdoba's beautiful private courtyards open for public viewing till 10pm nightly for two weeks, starting in early May, when the patios are at their prettiest. A concu…