When I first heard of the Cordoba Patios, I struggled to understand the concept. It was explained to me like so
“People decorate their patios (courtyards) then other people come and look at them”.
My initial thought was “Gee that is going to be awkward just walking into peoples courtyard and looking at their flowering pots”.
Then we went to the patios.
There were thousands of other people traipsing around the streets and walking into private courtyards (they are marked so that you don’t just wander on in where you are not wanted). As the courtyards are quite small and the number of people viewing are great, the courtyards get very squeezy.
After we had been to about ten, they all began to blur, and we called it quits.
The pots are all planted with the same plant, Geraniums, in differing hues, but still!
I think it is the oddest thing we saw in Spain – and it was so popular.
The Cordoba Patios, in the Andalucia regions of Spain, is an annual competition held this year from the 8th to the 19th May, 2013. It always follows the May Crosses Festival.
It is amazing, fantastic even, the strange things that become tourist attractions around the world.
Have a fantastic Friday.
Budget Travel Tip
Entrance to some patios is free or you may be asked for a small coin donation.
Life Images by Jill
well, my goodness, it is amazing what you see when you travel. I am not sure about all those pots of Geraniums – a few would be nice. But they obviously like it.
Have a great weekend, and thank you for stopping by my blog today.
It was interesting and amazingly popular Jill.
I have NEVER seen anything like that!!! Absolutely amazing. 🙂
I have not before either Krista. It seems so weird. Although there were other aspects of creativity in the display it was basically all geraniums in standard pots on white walls!
Oh wow! I love it! I’m just thinking how difficult to water, but I guess they don’t need very much 🙂 I love that they stuck to the same type of pot and geraniums but in different colours. How I’d love to do this on the outside of our house 🙂
Hi Jo, I wonder how they water them too. It was very hot when we were there (40 degrees) and it wasn’t even summer yet. I see a long pole but surely they would not get them all down individually to water them. Maybe a long spray extension on a hose?
wow that actually hurt my eyes trying to count them all….how on earth do they water each pot so that the flowers are alive?
I sure do love the colour of the flowers 🙂
Lisa this was just one wall – there a gazillion of them. I also wonder about the watering.
Despite the fact it gets crowded I do have to admire the amount of work the gardeners have gone to – not to mention the watering and deadheading. I can’t help myself when I go by a geranium plant that needs deadheading. I just do it. I might be busy in Cordoba.
Definitely Leigh. I guess they only put these pots up when “The Patios” competition is on, otherwise it would be a huge job getting them down to dehead them. A job you would love for sure.