San Basilio is a peaceful and pretty neighborhood near the gardens of the Alcazar. It’s known for its beautiful patios, and the streets aren’t bad either. It looks a lot like one of the white villages transported into Cordoba.
The best time to see the patios is May, when there’s a city-wide contest to choose the most beautiful, but even in this off-season the patios are impressive.
All the patios are unique. This one featured Roman artifacts that were discovered on-site, including this mosaic.
This one frames St. Rafael with flowers.
One constant theme of all the patios is water, in the form of wells and fountains.
Many also include restored kitchens, like this one featuring a three burner stove…
…and this laundry room with vintage washing machines.
I’m sure I’ve never seen a laundry room this pretty, though the machines could use updating.
Even in this season, some flowers were in full bloom.
We were lucky to visit the patios when there weren’t too many other people around. We didn’t quite have them to ourselves, though.
It was a near perfect day for our San Basilio visit. I hope we have a few more soon.
I’m not sure where to next, but we’re running out of time. Only a couple more weeks and we have to endure the plane ride home.
We still have Madrid and the Prado to look forward to.