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Visit Patios of Cordoba

The Patios of Cordoba can be found throughout Cordoba in the Andalucia region of Spain.

The Patios of Cordoba

Spain This Way review: These lovely floral patios offer a glimpse into life in Cordoba and are very pretty.

Patios of Cordoba

Many homes in Cordoba have beautiful inner courtyards and once a year at the beginning of May many of these are opened to the public.

The Cordoba Patio Festival in May is a great time to visit Cordoba. The festival is one of the most popular festivals in Spain and has been awarded UNESCO listing for its cultural heritage.

The house owners go to a lot of trouble to be voted "the most beautiful patio" and the patio are filled with plants, colour, fountains, and flowery balconies.

Many of the walls of the patios are covered in colourful pots of geraniums and climbing bougainvillea and bright orange campsis.

A pot on both sides of the doorway of a house indicates that the house is part of the festival and you are welcome to go in and visit the courtyard.

The patios are free to enter and are usually open from 11.00-14.00 and 18.00-22.00 .

The Cordoba Patio Festival is popular and so expect queues. Early morning is usually less crowded than later on.


Some of the patios stay open all year and so you can enjoy a selection of them even if you cannot visit in May.

The tourist office has details but essentially there are patios on the Calle San Basilio and the Calle San Martin de Roa, to the north of the Alcazar gardens, which are open for a few hours most days.

Most are free to visit but welcome a donation. There is a group of 5 patios that are open more formally with a 6 euro entrance fee.

The Palacio de Viana in the north of the old town is open all year and is home to a number of patios that regularly win the festival prize.

Patios of Cordoba

Attractions to visit nearby

Of course if you are in Cordoba you are undoubtedly here to visit the magnificent Mezquita. The Alcazar is also worth a visit though not in the same order as that of Seville.

The old town of Cordoba is pleasant to look around. Be sure to notice the Roman bridge and the narrow whitewashed streets of the Jewish Quarter.

Cordoba can make a pleasant one or two day trip from a visit to Seville, our favourite city in Spain.

You can find more local travel ideas in and the Andalucia guide.

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Map of Patios of Cordoba and places to visit


Patios of Cordoba places to visit



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