Courtyards Festival of Cordoba 2024 Fiesta de los patios de Cordoba

Courtyards Festival of Cordoba Intangible Heritage of Humanity Festival

In this article, you will find all the essential information about the Fiesta of the Patios of Cordoba, the Courtyards Festival:

  • A few words about Cordoba
  • The 2024 dates of this Fiesta
  • The programme
  • Book accommodation
  • Activities in Cordoba
  • Useful links (car hire, taxis, flights)
  • Typical ferias in Andalusia

A few words about Cordoba

Cordoba was founded by the Romans 2200 years ago. However, it was during the Caliphate period that it really shone. During the Caliphate period, in the 10th century, it became the richest and most populous city in Europe. This multi-millennial history offers many monuments to visit in Cordoba.

Entrance to the patio de los naranjos, Mezquita-Catedral

During the festival, you can also take the opportunity to discover Cordoba’s fabulous Juderia – Jewish – quarter. You can enter through the Puerta de Almodovar.

Cordoba Juderia Almodovar Gate

The 2024 dates for the Cordoba Courtyards Festival

Here are the dates for the Patios Festival: 2 to 12 May 2024.

Cordoba Courtyards Festival – 2023 Poster –

A few words about the patios of Cordoba

There are a great many courtyards in Cordoba. The San Basilio district is particularly renowned for the beauty of its patios.

Sculpture: a tribute to the cuidadores of the patios

In 2012, UNESCO declared Cordoba’s courtyards to be part of the Intangible Heritage of Humanity.

The patios date back thousands of years, to Roman times, and were preserved under al-Andalus.

Their origins are as curious as they are ancient. Patio flowerpots were originally used to hide deteriorating walls, latrines or wells.

A patio in Cordoba

It is customary to leave a few coins after visiting a patio. This money is collected by the association and its members, who maintain the patios throughout the year.

The Cordoba Courtyards Festival programme

In this link you will find the official programme of the Cordoba Patio Festival.

The link above lists all the exhibitions, routes, festivals and flamenco shows.

Book accommodation in Cordoba

To book accommodation in the centre of Cordoba at the best price, it is advisable to book well in advance during this period.

Book activities in Cordoba

Some useful links for coming to and staying in Cordoba for a few days

Easy and economical bookings

In the province of Cordoba, there are many villages and towns worth visiting. Among them is the surprising town of Lucena, with its unique history during the period of Al-Andalus. Lucena is nicknamed the Sephardic Pearl.


The great ferias of Andalusia :

The 2024 Malaga Fair in August

Seville Fair 2024 in April

Cadiz carnival in February

El Rocio pilgrimage, Romeria del Rocio, in May

Jerez de la Frontera Horse Festival in May

Feria de Primavera in Antequera, in June

The Ronda Romantica Fair, in May

Discover more of Andalusia’s beautiful sites in the Andalusia blog pages.

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