Cordoba patios

Cordoba patios 8th May 2019


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.

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€

Ronda romantica

May 25th 2019 Enjoy Ronda during its most romantic festival.

Ronda is as picturesque a town as you’ll find and there’s no better time to experience it than the beautiful festival of Ronda Romantica.
Steeped in the romance of its legendary daring antics, Ronda turns back the clock to look through an enchanted window at the early 19th century – an era of occupying soldiers and the patriots that
fought them, brave muscateers and elegant dandies, fierce bandoleros and their beautiful lovers.
Our visit, will provide time for you to wander the streets and parks perched high above the Guadalevín River in the steep mountains of the Serranía de Ronda, watch magnificent displays of horsemanship,
see re-enactments of historic stories, or just relax and enjoy the passing parade of costumed Serranos from Ronda and the surrounding towns.
Tip: In past years the artisanal market has had a wealth of quality goods from textiles, leather-goods and jewellery to cakes, cheeses and smallgoods to rival any bandolero’s haul, so if you’ve a bent for shopping don’t forget to bring money and perhaps an extra bag for your booty. While there is plenty of room in the bus to stow your goodies for the return trip, we regret that you will have to carry them with you throughout the day.
Please note also that the official programme is subject to last minute changes so event descriptions are indicative only.
BOOKINGS
Bookings can be made in the clubrooms:
Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays between 11am and 1.30pm.
Please note, bookings can only be made with full payment.
If you wish you can pay by bank transfer, email us at
cidnerjabookings@outlook.com or for more information email us at

COST
Members: €12
Visitors: €17

TRANSPORT/TRAVEL DETAILS
Coach transport to Ronda and return.

MEETING/PICK-UP PLACE(S)
Departure times:
08.45 hrs Hotel Riu Monica
08.50 hrs Nerja Bus Station – taxi rank side
09.00 hrs Hotel Club de Nerja
09.05 hrs Hotel Marinas de Nerja, Punta Lara side
09.20 hrs Torrox Costa Bus stop
11.30 hrs Estimated arrival in Ronda
Return Journey:
17.30 hrs Depart from Ronda
Approximate return time to Nerja 19.30
All times quoted are approximate.
We reserve the right to alter the schedule and itinerary as local circumstances dictate.

How to book a place on a trip or in house event

Email booking

Many members have expressed their desire to book and pay for trips and events online. Unfortunately we don’t have the facilities to process online bookings or membership renewals.

We can however facilitate bookings and membership renewals via Email and bank transfer.

cidnerjabookings@outlook.com

You can pay by Bank Transfer and you need to pay any fees that are incurred for this.

To do this you need to tell us what trips you would like to book and for how many people. If you would like to pay membership fees, you can also include that too.

We will send you an invoice and a bank transfer form with our bank details.

Generally bookings by bank transfer will be processed over the weekend.

We will hold places on the trips for you for a week in order for you to get the payment organised.

We will send you confirmation when the booking is complete.

The receipts will be held on the bookings desk and you can pick them up when you come to the club.