The Seville Fair’s Amusement Park
The Seville April Fair takes place in the Los Remedios neighbourhood in Seville on grounds covering 1.2 million square metres. Part of this area is set aside every year for the amusement park known as “Calle del Infierno” (Hell’s Street). This is where all the rides, shows, circus events and other big-time entertainment takes place.
The Seville Fair’s amusement park is designed for all ages, with a kiddy area full of mini-rides and other suitable attractions for the smallest fairgoers. For the older, and especially more adventurous, visitors this corner of the fair offers not only all the standard carnival rides, but also attracts some of the latest novelties every year, with roller coasters and other contraptions to hurl you into the air, upside down and so on.
On some rides, a photo is taken of the passengers in each car, and then afterwards you can choose whether to buy the image, either in print or digitally(around €4-5). It's not cheap, but it does make a fun personalised souvenir from the Feria, especially if you're dressed up.
Bumper cars are popular, and there's always a haunted house and a crazy house, as well as inflatables on water that you roll around in. A less high-adrenalin, but very scenic, option is to ride on a big wheel. Of the three, the largest is located at the far end from the casetas, by the circus; all offer great view of the entire Feria recinto.
While the main attraction at the Seville Fair is the drinking, dancing and eating that takes place in the casetas, most people take some time out to get a thrill on Hell’s Street. And it's a must for families with young children.
Rides cost around €5 each; a few accept payment by card.