Guided tour

Sights, Sounds, and Scents of Córdoba's Patios

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Sights, Sounds, and Scents of Córdoba's Patios

From £12.74 per person

Take a guided walk through Córdoba's beautiful neighborhoods of Santa Marina, San Agustín, and San Lorenzo to explore some of the city's most charming patios, all part of a competition to find the city's most beautiful spot, held each May since 1933.

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Duration 2.5 hours
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Spanish, English, French, Portuguese
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  • Enjoy a guided walk through Córdoba's most charming patios
  • Take in the views, scents, and atmosphere as the evening falls
  • Have a delicious glass of fine Spanish wine
Full description
Walking through Córdoba's patios as the evening falls, taking in the scent of jasmine and the relaxed conversation among friends and locals, is a wonderful experience that is not to be missed on a visit to Andalucia. Córdoba's patios are part of a unique tradition in the world, with a variety of different kinds classified according to their usage and history. The city's Patios Populares (public patios) are usually shared by several families, who look after the patio throughout the year. You would be hard-pressed to find two patios that looked alike, with each one offering a different variety of climbing plants, jasmine, geraniums, roses, and many more stunning varieties of flowers. The month of May is the perfect time of year to explore Córdoba's patios, with about 50 of them spread out throughout the city and participating in the annual competition to find the most beautiful. Join this guided walking tour to discover the sights, sounds, and scents of Córdoba's charming neighborhoods of Santa Maria, San Lorenzo, and San Agustín, areas unknown to most visitors to Córdoba, and walk through 10 to 15 of the city's most picturesque patios. Many of them have won a first place prize in the annual competition, held each May since 1933. During the tour you will stop at a typical tavern and taste a Fino wine D.O. Montilla-Moriles with a savory tapa.
  • Tour guide
  • Visit to local patios (10 to 15 in total)
  • Glass of fine local wine, Montilla-Moriles
  • 1 Tapa tasting
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    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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    Meeting point

    Your guide will meet you at Manolete´s Monument, in front of Santa Marina Church, Santa Marina Quarter.

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    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes

    Not allowed

    • Luggage or large bags

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    • This tour is available in English, Spanish, and French.
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    4.5 /5

    based on 21 reviews

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    Accommodated our complications

    My wife became ill during our trip to Spain. The tour company went out of their way to find a way that we could participate in the Patio Tour on a different date, even though no English language tour was scheduled for that date. Then, when we had trouble finding a parking space, we phoned ahead, and one tour guide made arrangements to meet us and get us synchronized into another tour guide's tour. That is excellent service!

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    18 June 2015

    16 May 2021


    9 May 2021

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