Tips and advice for the Fair of Cordoba 2017
CASETAS: There are 95.
You can enjoy the same way both day and night. All these booths are represented by flamenco and sports clubs, brotherhoods, associations of friends, press, workers, deputation, cultural centers and even political parties. Next to these booths, in the so-called Hell Street, all the typical attractions of a fair are concentrated. Noria, bumper cars, beach bars, bars and all kinds of walking stalls.
The beginning of the fair is marked by the «alumbrao». It is the lighting of the thousands of light bulbs that decorate the cover or the entrance to the fairground and that takes place on Friday 19 nights. It is the busiest point is the one located in front of the cover. A key moment of the Cordoba Fair is the 'alumbrao' and the fireworks on the opening night. 70,000 light bulbs are lit from the enclosure along with the cover. At the end of the Fair an impressive pyrotechnic show illuminates the sky of Cordoba the night of closure.
The Córdoba carriage club organizes an exhibition on the esplanade of the Alcázar de los Reyes Cristianos de Córdoba (somewhat away from the Arenal), while for some hours of the day horse rides are organized in the streets of the Arenal Transit through the streets . Great care!
If you can, use public transportation. Throughout the Fair there is a special bus service with exit / stop at the exit.
Many women deliberately disregard the regional dress and use some detail to give it a flamenco touch (a carnation in the hair, a shawl, a large earrings ...). In any case, at night it is much more common not to wear it and opt for a more elegant attire.
STREET OF HELL:
The attractions are called 'cacharritos' and the place where they are, 'Calle del Infierno', because of the high volume that our ears will bear because of the music of the feriantes.
It is said that they invented it in a town of Cordova, it is usual to find it in all the Andalusian fairs ARTIFICIAL FIREWORKS: The last day of the fair closes with more fireworks and the shutdown of the cover.
EAT AND DRINK:
You can not miss the fried pescaito and the rebujito or the beer (although the rebujito in the fair is done with Fino instead of with Manzanilla), but the food par excellence is the salmorejo, the flamenquín, the fried peppers, and a good ration of ham. One of the best places to eat is the shelter of the Brotherhood of Rocio de Cordoba, although almost all the booths offer very good food and drink and nothing expensive to be a fair.
O Protect from heat and moisturize properly, and not only with rebujito.
O Get a program of the fair to be better organized when attending concerts, events and horse rides that are organized in other parts of the city. The fair is not held only in El Arenal.
O It is almost impossible to enjoy the fair in a single day. The best thing is to try to take time to be able to be two or three days and that some of them do not coincide with the biggest days of the fair, which are usually the last three or four and gets up to the flag.
O The attraction area of Hell Street is huge and sticks the sun. If you want to enjoy some of the attractions for both children and adults, it is best to wait until the sun goes down or alternate with the nearby stalls, which are usually the best refuge of the fair to rest and refresh.
O Try to get to know the fair at different times of the day. If you can approach several days to the fair, do it at different times and you will discover the different of each public. Must do horse rides at noon and mid afternoon and the night party that ends at about 5 or 6 in the morning.