Guided tour

Córdoba: Guided Tour of the Patios

Activity provider: ARTENCORDOBA

Córdoba: Guided Tour of the Patios

Activity provider: ARTENCORDOBA

From US$ 17.65 per person

Explore the popular patios of Córdoba with a Spanish or English-speaking guide, and travel back to the origins of the city from Roman times to learn how the famous courtyards evolved over time.

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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish


  • See 7 or 8 of the popular patios of Córdoba
  • Hear how the patios evolved from the days of the Roman Empire
  • Spend the day exploring a beautiful UNESCO Intangible Heritage of Humanity Site
Full description
Marvel at the beautiful patios of Córdoba and discover why UNESCO included them on their Intangible Heritage of Humanity list for the city's May celebrations of abundant flowers. See a selection of 7 or 8 courtyards and get an insight into how they evolved. Travel back to their origins when Córdoba was part of the Roman Empire as the capital of the province of Hispania Baetica. Marvel at the different types of patio and capture the scent of sweet-smelling flowers. Hear how the patios became a place of friendship where people would present plants and trees to help keep the homes cool and sheltered from the hot climate of Andalusia.
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  • Ticket fee of patio
    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 must bring your own headphones
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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    Meeting point

    Meet at the main door of the Caballerizas Reales (Royal Stables). Do not enter the building. Please note, from May 4 to 17, 2020 the meeting point changes to the main gate of the city hall of Córdoba in C/Capitulares.

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    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.4 /5

    based on 239 reviews

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    Anna our guide was excellent so knowledgeable of the patios the plants and flowers as well as the families. She made the tour so interesting with her history of the area the cultural heritage the politics of the patio competition and her knowledge of the owners families and expertise. Would recommend this tour wholeheartedly. Perhaps out of season to avoid the crowds. We in February felt it was the best time. Thanks to Anna and Get Your Guide.

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    February 27, 2020

    This is a unique tour and our guide Anna was knowledgable and passionate about the Patios. We were really able to immerse ourselves in the culture and the passion for patios (I'm not super into gardening, so this was a real feat!). We had done so many cathedrals, fortresses, etc tours throughout Spain. This was something truly unique. Thank you Anna for an amazing experience!

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    October 10, 2019

    Excellent guide, passionate about the patios and knew each owner/carer well. Easy walking with each patio located close to the next one. We went in Sep so a lot of the flowers were past their peak and plants were very similar to those from our country so 'wow' factor missing.

    October 5, 2019

    Product ID: 74944