We spend last weekend in a very cozy city in South of Spain called Córdoba. It is the time of the year when they organize a festival for all their beautiful courtyards, or as they call them “Patios”.
Basically, every spring all Córdoba bursts into bloom and they organize a festival including a patio competition of who has the most beautiful patio. So wonderful, beautiful and fun event – highly recommended! It is a bit more expensive, both the hotels and in general, than if you go there out of the spring / blooming season, but you won’t regret it!
We travelled there with train, and it took us around 4 hours from Barcelona with the train, but with Jammus funny family it felt like 1 hour, in general all the weekend went so fast, but that is how it is always when you enjoy I guess.
We visited around 10 patios, out of 50 that were participating in the competition. It might sound like little, but in some of them there was a lot of queue, so we just skipped them. Now I’m not talking about 5 min queue, but 1 – 2 hours to enter a patio for a couple of minutes. The patios are usually private owned family homes that open their doors to show the lovely courtyards during this time of the year, most of them are quite small so there is only a certain amount of people that can enter at the same time. The pictures do not show the reality of how extremely beautiful they all were, but at least you can get a bit of an idea.
It was not just the patios that were beautiful, I mean all the city was so lovely, just look at all these pictures.
In Cordoba there is also a unique and huge Mosque–Cathedral that is on the World Heritage List since 1984. It is one of the most impressive places I have ever visited in my life, it is enormous, and with so many small details that you cannot even imagine. Same here, you won’t understand how impressive this place is based on the images, you just simply have to visit it.
I might have been a bit too excited when both taking photos and uploading this blogpost, but I just could not decide which ones i wanted to upload so I just basically uploaded them all haha. Hope you enjoyed them!
Thank you Steve & Mei See – I am happy that you liked my photos and the blog! Cordoba Patio Festival is very beautiful and I highly recommend you to visit it if you have the possibility! Just remember to plan it beforehand and reserve the accomodation as soon as possible due to that it is a very popular event.
Stumbled onto your blog while searching for Spanish events around June time for our 2020 motorcycle tour. This year we did a tour of Sardinia via northern Spain/Andorra where we took in a couple stages of the La Vuelta (cycle race).
Love the photos from the Patio Festival, some great inspiration for our balcony here in York.
I’ll continue browsing your blog… Great stuff
Steve & Mei See.