If you want to feel like a kid again and have a blast, then head over to the amusement park rides at the fair of Seville.
At the Feria you can dance, eating, drink and watch beautiful carriages during the paseo de caballos. You can also head to the La Maestranza bullring to witness a bullfight as Seville is one of the cities where the bullfighting tradition is strongest.
And the best of it all is that you can enjoy a real carnival while going up in the big wheel and eating lots of cotton candy. As you can imagine, this big area attracts lots of visitors, especially the little ones…
The fair of Seville is divided into 2 main areas:
The amusement park of the Feria is also known as La Calle del Infierno, which can be translated as Hell’s Road. Its name comes from the noise of the attractions.
This huge area of approximately 125,000 square meters (1,345,489 square feet) holds more than 350 activities. So it’s designed for all ages, with a kiddy area full of mini-rides and other suitable attractions for the smallest ones.
If you like Ferris wheels, you should definitely go for it because the aerial views of El Ferial that you have from the top are spectacular.
Apart from the traditional rides such as the big wheel, bumper cars and a roller coaster (sometimes even more than one!) there are tombolas, a bingo hall, the camel race, the water pistols and many more attractions. Actually, believe it or not there’s even a circus with clowns, trapeze artists, tamers and lots of animals!
Additionally, there are also food areas and food stalls where you can eat hamburgers, hot dogs, sweets and my favorite – chocolate con churros! Although pretty heavy, they are the perfect ending for a long day at the Feria de Abril, after enjoying the paseo de caballos, dancing lots of sevillanas and taking a ride on the roller coaster.
You couldn’t ask for more!
La Calle del Infierno is located at the far end of the Recinto Ferial.
I suggest you have a look at the map I update each year with all the fair of Seville practical information.
One thing that you’ll amusing is that people stay in their fancy clothes while they ride all the rides. You’ll men in suits and ties and women in long fancy dresses cruising on bumper cars and going upside down on roller-coasters.
The amusement park is open from the Thursday prior to the Alumbrado until Sunday after the end of the Feria de Abril.
So you can go to la Calle del Infierno from Thursday, April 20th to Sunday, April 30th, 2023.
The activity starts at midday approximately, until late at night. So you can go pretty much when you want.
There are so many rides and so much to do, that you can end up going 2 different days…
However, the April Fair 2023 will have 3 days without noise in the Calle del Infierno so that people with autism spectrum disorders can have a bit of rest:
You could go to the Feria just before the locals arrive, so around 13:00 and eat something at a public caseta. If you’re lucky enough, it will be almost empty.
Then, after eating something, you can take your children to the amusement park.
But I suggest skipping lunch at the fair of Seville and arriving just when the locals have lunch, so before 15:00. When the Sevillanos are sitting down to eat, the amusement park is not really crowded so you actually get to go on a few rides without waiting.
Then, by 17:00 (or 18:00 at the latest), hordes of kids start to flock from all over the Recinto Ferial. So it’s time to run away and either
And don’t go there at night – it’s an ideal place for pickpockets and the like.
The rides’ price depends on the day of the week.
That is, on Thursday, April 20th and Friday, April 21st there will be a reduced price of 3.50€, compared to a set price of 4-6€ for the rest of the days of the fair of Seville. Sunday, April 30th will be the cheapest day to enjoy all the attractions as the price will be 1.50€.
La Calle del Infierno is not a closed facility, and there’s no entrance fee so you can bring with you pretty much what you want (or need to).
To fully enjoy your air of Seville amusement park experience takes a bit of planning ahead, especially if you’re traveling with children.
I’ve put together this theme park packing list to help you know what to bring.
Sunscreen and chapstick. Shade is hard to find in la Calle del Infierno, so it’s important to protect your skin from the sun. Hats and sunglasses are in danger of falling off during rides. You’ll need to pack enough sunscreen and chapstick for the whole family to reapply a couple of times.
Small snacks. It’s a good idea to have some snacks on hand for you and the kids. Otherwise you’ll spend extra money every time someone says they are hungry. Snacks can also help keep young kids entertained in long lines.
Hand sanitizer and baby wipes. Hey, chances are you’ll encounter sticky messes in the fair of Seville. And you won’t always have a bathroom conveniently located when you need one, especially when you go to buy food. So bring along a small pack of wet wipes and a travel size bottle of hand sanitizer to clean hands on the go.
Water bottle (filled). Temperatures can get quite high. And while getting water is relatively easy, if you bring your own bottle you’ll avoid waiting in line and paying an expensive price for a small bottle of water. Bring one of those thermal bottles that keep the liquid cold for 24 hours. It can be really handy.
A bit of cash. While many attractions take cards, a few only wanted cash so it’s a good idea to have some on hand.
Battery power bank. When your smartphone goes flat from taking hundreds of photos of your amazing day, you’ll be glad that you packed a power bank.
An abanico (a hand-held fan). Not only will you look elegant if it is assorted to your outfit but it can be helpful when walking down the street or waiting in line.
This article is part of a complete tutorial about the Feria de Abril (Seville’s festival) where you can read all the information you need to make the most out of your experience.
Here is a complete summary of all the guide:
1. What is the Seville fair (Feria de Abril)?
2. Seville April Fair dates and calendar of events (2023)
3. Live the Seville Feria de Abril as locals do
4. 9 insider’s tips to enjoy la Feria de Abril, Seville’s colorful fair
5. Fair of Seville’s amusement park: la Calle del Infierno
6. Seville Spring Fair: glossary of terms