Patios of Cordoba
Guided tours in Cordoba, Tours

Cordoba, Spain

The Patios of Cordoba are the maximum expression of the culture and tradition of Cordoba, they were declared Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO in 2012.

These courtyards are located inside of the private houses that are located in the historic centre of the city. The origin of the original structure of these houses is found in the house from Roman times, which was later remodeled in Islamic times and has survived to this day.

After the Industrial Revolution, with the massive arrival in the capital of people who previously lived in the fields or farms on the outskirts of the city, the neighbors are forced to share the different spaces of the house, becoming an example of coexistence, generosity and solidarity.

They begin to decorate with a wide variety of plants, filling each space with beautiful flowers and turning the patio into wonderful gardens. Each house, each patio, has a story to tell us, that of the families that inhabit it and those of the families that lived there for centuries.



Meeting point

Puerta de Almodóvar (next to the statue of Seneca)

How to get there

The courtyards of the Old Alcazar are located in the well-known neighbourhood of San Basilio (Alcázar de los Reyes Cristianos area).
From the train or bus station:
Bus number 5 towards “Ciudad Sanitaria” until stop called “Glorieta de a Media Luna”.

By car Nearest parking
· Parking Fleming: Avenida Dr. Fleming, 14
· Parking Historic Center: Avenida de los Custodios s / n


Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the activity. If you cancel with less time or do not show up, no refund will be made.

More info
The Cordovan Courtyards is one of the main attractions in Cordova and you can’t miss them. In this tour around the Alcazar Viejo neighbourhood, you will be able to discover the Cordovan Courtyards (Patios in Spanish) origin, you will visit the indoors of the well-preserved houses after centuries of history, and you will get to know all the details of the Courtyard’s Festival (Festival de Patios in Spanish) held during May.
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