Vis-a-Vis, Cinderella, Carretela

The „Vis-a-Vis” carriage, which translates from French as „face to face,” is one of the most characteristic horse-drawn vehicles, mainly used in the 19th century. Its main feature is the seating arrangement, with seats positioned facing each other, allowing passengers to directly face one another during the ride. This characteristic seating configuration facilitated conversations, which were particularly valued in times when travel was also an opportunity for social interaction.

„The history of the 'Cinderella’ carriage begins with the popularity of the Cinderella fairy tale, which was first published by Charles Perrault in 1697 and subsequently adapted by many others, including the Brothers Grimm. Their visual representation, particularly the carriage transformed from a pumpkin, became an iconic symbol of the fairy tale. Today, 'Cinderella’ carriages are popular for special occasions such as weddings, balls, and other ceremonies, where they add magic and uniqueness to the event. Our company, Coyaltix, participated in building such a carriage for the Disney’s 'Cinderella’ movie produced in 2015.”

The „Carretela” carriage, also known as „Calesa” or „Calesin” in Spain, has a rich history and is often associated with the Andalusian region of Spain, including the city of Seville. The history of the Carretela dates back to colonial times when this carriage was a popular mode of transportation throughout Spain, especially in the southern regions. Today, Carretelas in Seville are still popular, mainly as a tourist attraction that allows visitors to experience the atmosphere of the historic city. They are also seen during celebrations and festivals, where they serve as a traditional means of transportation. Thanks to their beauty and classic design, Carretelas continue to attract attention and remain an important element of Andalusian culture and heritage.