When Cordobans celebrate the annual Courtyard Festival and Contest, the beautiful courtyards of their homes are open to the public. Many house owners in Cordoba’s traditional neighbourhoods join
the contest and open their doors. So everyone has the chance to get insights in architectural treasures that are typical for Cordoba – the so-called Patios. During the festival, people are welcome to enjoy courtyards of incomparable beauty, packed with trees and flowers, fountains and accessories.
Cordoba patios 8th May 2019
The twitter of birds, ripple of water and the odour of flowers will make you forget the world for moments. Nothing reminds you of being in the heart of such a vibrant and busy city.
Many Patios are furnished because Cordobans love it to enjoy warm summer nights staying outside and chattering with their neighbours.
The Patio Festival is a tradition that began in 1918. During the Spanish civil war, it had been interrupted and became reintroduced in the 1950s. The festival is intended to make hidden treasures available to the public. Furthermore, it is to honour the residents’ efforts to retain these traditional places.
The festival is a tradition which is unique in the world. By the way, there is a saying the patios of Cordoba would be the most beautiful courtyards all across Spain. We believe this is true. So does Unesco, the United Nations’ cultural organization. Since 2012, the Cordoba Patios have been part of the world cultural heritage.
Pick up Times
Nerja Club 07:00
Nerja Bus Station 07:05
Rui Monica 07:10
Hotel Marinas 07:20
Torrox Bus Station 07:30
There will be a 30 minute stop for Breakfast we should arrive in Cordoba around 10:30.
We will Leave Cordoba at 17:00 and should be back in Nerja around 20:00
Members 20€ Visitors 25€