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Patios de Córdoba
07-MAR-2018

Patios de Córdoba

WHAT ARE THE PATIOS?
In the list of Intangible Heritage of Humanity of Unesco since December 2012.Due to the hot, dry Cordoban climate, the city's inhabitants, - first the Romans and later the Moslems - adapted the typical design of the popular house to their needs, making the home centre around an inner courtyard (patio in Spanish), normally with a fountain in the middle and often a well to collect rainwater. The Moslems made further adjustments, giving the house an entrance from the street which passed through a porch, and filling the courtyard with plants to give the sensation of freshness.

TYPES OF PATIOS
There are clearly two types of courtyard. The first type is in a one-family home in which the rooms are arranged around the courtyard - it usually has arches and either a clay tiled or decorative pebbled floor. The second type is called a neighbours house (casa de vecinos). Here the individual homes look out onto the courtyard - however, these are much less common nowadays. It usually has two floors and the courtyard is made all the more attractive by the long balconies, staircases and baked clay roof tiles. The floors usually have decorative pebbles and there is often a well instead of a fountain, as well as a communal washing room.

WHERE ARE THEY?
The most characteristic district is the 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.

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Carl H. Johnson27-May-2018 10:48
That's a lot of plants!!!!~V~
Jeff Real02-Apr-2018 15:11
Wow!
\My wife would be in love with this place
Such a nice photo
V
Anna & Christian RECK29-Mar-2018 20:11
This patio is really full of charm!! Thanks a lot for the interesting explanation! BV. Anna
Zoltán Balogh13-Mar-2018 06:01
Terrific composition Jose. V
victorswan11-Mar-2018 19:43
beautifully portrayed this wonderful courtyard with those typical blue flowerpots great work BV
Ton T.11-Mar-2018 09:42
Fantastic image of this fascinating courtyard!! Thanks for the explanation V
Julie Oldfield10-Mar-2018 16:56
That is amazing. Such striking color. V
Pierre10-Mar-2018 11:58
Cette cour exceptionnelle est magnifiquement mise en valeur dans cette superbe photo! V
Dennis Hoyne10-Mar-2018 03:15
An exceptional photo, so beautiful. It must be a full time job just o maintain those potted flowers
in a healthy and lovely condition. BV
Gill Kopy10-Mar-2018 02:41
Neat how the blue pots add contrast to the greenery - great shot Jose V
Don Mottershead10-Mar-2018 01:08
Great photo and commentary.
Fabienne09-Mar-2018 22:32
C’est un patios plein de charme avec toutes ces plantes.
Guy Dube09-Mar-2018 20:28
A very nice picture, I like a lot the alignment of the blue pots all around the patio, V
laine09-Mar-2018 19:39
A delightful haven in summer while in winter a sun trap for warmth...thoroughly delightful, Jose. V
Tom Munson09-Mar-2018 17:08
This is wonderful with the blue pots, Jose.
Nirvan Hope09-Mar-2018 16:46
All those blue hanging pots are SO pretty!
bill friedlander09-Mar-2018 15:43
Wow! The decorations are amazing! V
Carl Carbone09-Mar-2018 15:35
Nicely captured and interesting info. Beautiful place!
Jim Coffman09-Mar-2018 15:11
What a neat looking area and I love all those blue pots!
Walter Otto Koenig09-Mar-2018 14:44
Wonderful image with this perspective and all the greenery in the blue pots. "V"
Hank Vander Velde09-Mar-2018 14:41
Excellent shot of this beautiful courtyard Jose.
Nick Paoni09-Mar-2018 14:28
Love all those pots.
Frank Tran09-Mar-2018 14:16
Beautifully composed and captured. V+
Helen Betts09-Mar-2018 14:15
What a great capture of this beautiful patio! V.
Kuriacose Joseph09-Mar-2018 13:19
The greenery gives the place a very special and pleasant ambiance.
Clarence King09-Mar-2018 13:17
Lovely botanical display well captured. v
William Barletta09-Mar-2018 12:55
What a wonderful looking place ~V~
peterj09-Mar-2018 12:18
It looks lovely. Nice shot.
Neil Marcus09-Mar-2018 09:48
The explanation was detailed and enlightening. I would enjoy that design.
Brian with an Eye09-Mar-2018 09:39
Such a delightful setting! The courtyard as an art-form.
Ursula Miller09-Mar-2018 07:16
What a beautiful patio! V
Yvonne09-Mar-2018 06:04
Oh Wow! I could get lost in there easily! Interesting stories Jose.. v
globalgadabout09-Mar-2018 05:55
the array of blue highlights seems to electrify the courtyard..
fotabug09-Mar-2018 05:31
This would be a marvelous way of building a home. A courtyard, or patio, in the center with the house surrounding it. What a wonderful spot that courtyard could be! I would love it!
Charlene Ambrose09-Mar-2018 05:01
Looks like a very pleasant courtyard with all that greenery! V
Paco López09-Mar-2018 04:58
Preciosa, salpicada de puntos azules! V!
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