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n i e m i T a fiest Almeria

The Almería Feria lasts ten days 17-26th August and is divided into the daytime Feria del Mediodía, which takes place in the city centre, and the nocturnal Feria de la Noche, with a wide array of pavilions.

The residents of Almería enjoy their fiesta immensely, laughing, eating, drinking and generally having a good time surrounded by family and friends.

the “Real” fair ground is the perfect place to have fun with a whole range of attractions, stalls and marquees.

Celebrated in honour of the Virgen del Mar, patron saint of the city, the celebrations has been designated Fiesta of International Tourist Interest.

To get to the feria, there are special city bus services that stop right at the fair ground in the evening. Usually running into the early hours, they depart from the city centre: ‘Compañía de María’ and ‘Paseo de Almería’ – and will cost no more than 1€!

Floral offerings in honour of the Virgin combine with flamenco music and bullfighting during the day. By night,

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