The Andalucian patio possess art, charm and history. Each year, thousands of visitors are drawn to the area to discover these spaces that play with light, air, architecture and where plants play the lead role. Despite this popularity, not everyone knows just where these spaces came from.
The Andalucian patio has two origin stories, descending from both Roman and Arabic influences, as both cultures were defined by a careful intimacy when it came to family life and the design of a home around it – out of sight of passers by.
This type of urban architecture comes from Rome and was welcomed by the Arabs much later.
Today, you can find preserved courtyards in many corners of Andalucia, especially in the Albaicin in Granada.
The courtyards are usually adorned with plants and flowers, while many feature water fountains that cool the atmosphere from their central placement. Also, a canopy can be included to protect the entrance from sunlight that can prove to be far too strong during the summer months.
The Route of the Most Beautiful Andalucian Patios in Conil de la Frontera
Would you like to take a charming stroll through a collection of charming Andalucian courtyards?
In that case, I can serve up a tour through the village of Conil de la Frontera, Cadiz where courtyards can be found at their most beautiful.
On this guided tour, visitors can learn about the spaces’ pleasant architecture, their beauty, their history and get the chance to admire the different floral species so typical of the area. And what better way to end a tour than with a free tasting of sangria in one of the courtyards, taking in the full charm of Andalucian culture.
Date: Departures are every Friday at 20:00 (from the 24th of May to the 27th of September)
Location: The CIT office in Conil de la Frontera, Laguna Street (opposite the Lions fountain)
Phone Reservations: (34) 633 493 827
Languages: Spanish, German and English at the request of the participants.
Total Price: €3 (children are free)
Estimated Time: One Hour
Includes Free Sangria