The annual Feria y Fiestas of Almeria City started last Friday night and will continue until next Sunday.
This is one of the most famous fiestas in Andalucia and the days and nights are filled with events, parties and concerts mostly based in the historic quarter and Paseo de Almeria or the Recinto Ferial.
We visited the city yesterday to experience La Feria del Mediodia along the Paseo de Almeria. The city was in party mood and the crowds enjoyed the street entertainment provided by bands, singers and dancers.
These dancers were performing the Sevillana.
There was also entertainment for children.
An interesting feature was a mock-up of a old Almerian home, Villa Carmen.
Women posing in the house wore traditional dress.
Outside the house an old man demonstrated the craft of mimbre and was surrounded by articles made from esparto grass.
At the bottom of the paseo were parked two lines of vintage cars. On one side was a row of Mini Coopers.
On the other side lined up were old Seat 600s. These were the only vehicles permitted here and the entrances to the Paseo were blocked by lorries as a security precaution after the Barcelona terrorist attack.
We enjoyed our day out and returned home late afternoon but to take in more of the fiesta events, including the late night concerts, you need to live in the city or book into a hotel if you can find a room.