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Córdoba: Local Wine Tasting Evening

1. Córdoba: Local Wine Tasting Evening

Your guide meet up in a nice little winery-shop which will open up especially for this wine tasting. Your expert will then explain to you over the space of 1 hours the different wines from the region Montilla-Moriles, partnered with different delicious typical local Tapas. You can enjoy this guided tour whilst tasting a selection of Spanish wines and learning about Córdoba's history as a wine making region. Following your tour, you will know and recognize the differences between wines such as: Fino, Oloroso, and the sweet Pedro Ximénez, all of which are from the wine region of Montilla-Moriles. Of course, you will be free to ask about the wines that you want, and this wine experience includes a wine tasting partnered with delicious tapas, before concluding at the wine shop.

Sights, Sounds, and Scents of Córdoba's Patios

2. Sights, Sounds, and Scents of Córdoba's Patios

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.

Córdoba: Ducal Castle Guided Walking Tour

3. Córdoba: Ducal Castle Guided Walking Tour

We will meet outside the Castillo Ducal de Espejo to begin a guided tour of the most emblematic monument of this town in Cordoba. Are you ready to travel to the 13th century? During the tour we will access the parade ground, visit its chapel and go through the different rooms of the castle while reviewing the history of this military fortification. To enjoy privileged views of the area, we will climb to the top of the Torre del Homenaje. If the day is clear, we can see up to seven surrounding towns, such as Montilla, Fernán-Núñez, Castro del Río or Bujalance. We are at the highest point of the countryside around Espejo! We will also admire the Knight's Tower, we will explain to you what function the castle battlement fulfilled and we will discover many curiosities of the building. Did it harbor secret passageways to escape in case of invasion? Is it true that the fortress was built on an old Roman cistern? After an hour and a half of travel, we will finish the guided tour of the Ducal Castle of Espejo saying goodbye outside the monument.

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Very nice local wines, and Francisco was such a lovely guide. Learnt a lot about Cordoba wines in the session, would recommend definitely.

Really lovely evening with delicious wine. We learnt a lot and came away with some really interesting facts.

Great host, knowledgeable. Learnt a lot about the local wines I had not even heard about before.

Francisco was very friendly, and had lots of info to share! would recommend!

A nice introduction to local wines with good tapas. Really enjoyed it.