Kind of like Spain's outdoor version of Apartment Therapy's Small Cool contest. Cordoba's Festival de los Patios is an annual festival where participants actually compete with one another for the best patio. They open their homes and patios up to the public and awards are given to the best decorated patios...
We love that this event opens up everyone's homes to the community and visitors. It also brings a little fun competitive push to decorating and celebrating the culture's important outdoor spaces.
The festival dates back the early 20th century and was started in honor of this important, multi-purpose, pivotal room in Cordoban homes. See more photos and read more about the Festival de los Patios here.
Images: José A. Entrenas