Andalusia is one of the most beautiful tourist and cultural destinations in Spain, Europe and the world. However, every year during the first two weeks of May, the main focus within this region is on the city of Córdoba. That's because during those dates, the Festival of Patios Cordobeses (Festival of courtyards) takes place. This is a contest that adorns all the city's corners and is a true delight for the senses. This year, the event will be held between the 1st and the 14th of May.
What is the Fiesta de los Patios in Córdoba?
If you haven't heard of this holiday before, don't worry as we will explain everything you need to know. It is mainly a free contest through which the participants, who only need to register to take part, open the courtyards of their homes to anyone who wishes to pay them a visit during the stated dates.
Not all Cordoban courtyard owners participate in the contest. After all, these are inside private homes and it is up to the owners to decide whether or not to show them to the public. To differentiate between those that have free access and those that do not, participants usually place plant pots on their doorsteps so that visitors can quickly identify them.
The main purpose of this festival is to preserve the typical architecture of the city and, above all, its historic centre, which has been affected by the growth and expansion of the region. This is the reason why the City Council of Cordoba (the sponsor of this fiesta) has created two categories when establishing the rules of the contest: one for the patios that belong to ancient architecture and one for those with modern architecture. Every year around 50 different patios belonging to each category can be visited.
This event is considered as a Festival of National Tourist Interest. It is also considered as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO for its beauty and tradition. The pots and plants decoration on the courtyards that are displayed outside houses and created by their owners is a true work of art. Finally, the winners of this festival are crowned in the San Basilio neighbourhood of Córdoba, next to the Bethlehem Tower.
Did you know that you can have the opportunity to have your very own Cordoban patio?
Whether you have seen this festival in photos or with your own eyes, it may sound like a dream to have a house in Cordoba with a lavish patio. However, we are happy to tell you that you are wrong as right now, there are many such properties for sale at Engel & Völkers.
Our real estate agency, which is one of the most important in Europe in the luxury and high 'standing' sector, has been investing heavily in Andalusia for many years. In fact, with the passage of time and the amount of success we have had, we have opened offices and shops in many other places as well as in Córdoba, Estepona, Sotogrande, Marbella y Málaga are some of the best examples.
Thanks to these branches we have managed to establish ourselves as one of the leading real estate agencies in Andalusia and as a trusted brand for those looking to sell or buy a house, as is the case of those properties that have Cordoban patios
An expanding market
However, our process of expansion in Andalusia has not yet come to an end. In fact, taking into account our business results, we can only say that it's only just begun. Proof of this is the aforementioned branches as well as the possibility of opening new stores in Nerja y Torroz y el Rincón de la Victoria in Malaga, a province where we are also looking to transfer to
But in addition to above, we want to expand throughout Almería, en Cádiz, en Huelva, en Sevilla and, of course, in Córdoba. So if you are interested in this fantastic business opportunity, do not hesitate to contact us.
Choose your patio with the help of Engel & Völkers
In short, if you have always wanted to get up every morning and get creative in your own Cordoban patio, then our real estate agency can offer you the possibility of finding an inspiring property with such a feature in this area. What's more, at Engel & Völkers we offer you a wide variety of residential and commercial developments to rent or buy new-build houses and flats, resales, and fully renovated properties. Just get in touch with us so that we can advise you on everything you need.