Córdoba Patio Festival, Spain

From 2 to 14 May, the city of Córdoba in Spain  becomes the capital of color, light and joy! Declared a UNESCO cultural heritage festival, Córdoba’s annual spring Patios de Córdoba opens the stunning private courtyards that so typify the city.

To see the best courtyards, visit Alcázar Viejo district, between the Alcázar and the parish of San Basilio, although there are also many in the districts of Santa Marina, around the church of San Lorenzo and near la Magdalena. Just around the Mosque-Cathedral, there are also very beautiful old examples of courtyards in the old Jewish quarter. The most beautiful courtyards of all are to be found in the Palacio de Viana (Viana Palace), with twelve different courtyards.

Private patios are open every day, from 11am to 2pm and then in the evening from 6pm to 10pm. Some of those around offical buildings are open only in the lunchtime hours.

Patrimonio Inmaterial de la Humanidad por la Unesco, llenos de color, de aromas, de luz, de vida, todo esto se respira en el típico patio cordobés.

 

Tuna and other succulent fruit

To avoid death you may eat a cactus but not a euphorbia. To avoid an irritating meal don’t eat the prickly bits of either. Mostly it’s the fruit of cacti that people eat, after carefully removing any spines. The dragon fruit, from the climbing cactus. Continue reading “Tuna and other succulent fruit”