Monday, 25 May 2015


In Spain, polychrome tile murals are a very common and attractive way to adorn a wall. One may see many beautiful murals both small and large covering walls in public spaces, public buildings, as well as in private homes. This tile mural created by Ceramica Sta Ana was found in one of the streets of Seville, Spain. It depicts the Feria de Abril.

The Seville Fair (officially and in Spanish: Feria de abril de Sevilla, "Seville April Fair") is held in the Andalusian capital of Seville, Spain. The fair generally begins two weeks after the Semana Santa, or Easter Holy Week. The fair officially begins at midnight on Monday, and runs six days, ending on the following Sunday. During past fairs, however, many activities have begun on the Saturday prior to the official opening. Each day the fiesta begins with the parade of carriages and riders, at midday, carrying Seville's leading citizens which make their way to the bullring, La Real Maestranza, where the bullfighters and breeders meet.

For the duration of the fair, the fairgrounds and a vast area on the far bank of the Guadalquivir River are totally covered in rows of casetas (individual decorated marquee tents which are temporarily built on the fairground). These casetas usually belong to prominent families of Seville, groups of friends, clubs, trade associations and political parties. From around nine at night until six or seven the following morning, at first in the streets and later only within each caseta, there are crowds partying and dancing sevillanas, drinking Sherry, manzanilla or rebujito, and eating tapas.

This post is part of the Monday Murals meme,
and also part of the Monday Mellow Yellows meme.


  1. A lot of detail on those tiles.

  2. This sounds like quite a noisy - but fun- event!
    And these tiles are so clean & bright - no tagging

  3. Wonderful! The artist paid a lot of attention to details

  4. So much attention to costume and poses of characters in this delightful scene. A stunning mural.

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