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Córdoba: Local Wine Tasting Evening

1. Córdoba: Local Wine Tasting Evening

Your guide meet up with you at 8:00PM, in a nice little winery-shop which will open up especially for this wine tasting. Your expert will then explain to you over the space of 1.5 hours the different wines from the region Montilla-Moriles, partnered with different delicious typical local Tapas. You can enjoy this guided tour whilst tasting a selection of Spanish wines and learning about Córdoba's history as a wine making region. Following your tour, you will know and recognize the differences between wines such as: Fino, Oloroso, and the sweet Pedro Ximénez, all of which are from the wine region of Montilla-Moriles. Of course, you will be free to ask about the wines that you want, and this wine experience includes a wine tasting partnered with delicious tapas, before concluding at the wine shop.

Sights, Sounds, and Scents of Córdoba's Patios

2. Sights, Sounds, and Scents of Córdoba's Patios

Walking through Córdoba's patios as the evening falls, taking in the scent of jasmine and the relaxed conversation among friends and locals, is a wonderful experience that is not to be missed on a visit to Andalucia. Córdoba's patios are part of a unique tradition in the world, with a variety of different kinds classified according to their usage and history. The city's Patios Populares (public patios) are usually shared by several families, who look after the patio throughout the year. You would be hard-pressed to find two patios that looked alike, with each one offering a different variety of climbing plants, jasmine, geraniums, roses, and many more stunning varieties of flowers. The month of May is the perfect time of year to explore Córdoba's patios, with about 50 of them spread out throughout the city and participating in the annual competition to find the most beautiful. Join this guided walking tour to discover the sights, sounds, and scents of Córdoba's charming neighborhoods of Santa Maria, San Lorenzo, and San Agustín, areas unknown to most visitors to Córdoba, and walk through 10 to 15 of the city's most picturesque patios. Many of them have won a first place prize in the annual competition, held each May since 1933. During the tour you will stop at a typical tavern and taste a Fino wine D.O. Montilla-Moriles with a savory tapa.

Cordoba: May Crosses 2-Hour Tapas Tour

3. Cordoba: May Crosses 2-Hour Tapas Tour

The May Crosses Festival celebrated in Cordoba is more than just a festival, it is also a contest, with 40 or more Catholic brotherhoods and neighborhood associations competing for prizes for the best-decorated cross from the Town Hall. The May Crosses Festival lasts 4 days, always at the end of April/beginning of May. The competition began in 1953, but the tradition of decorating the crosses dates back to the 18th century. The preparations take place secretly in the preceding months, with all the women and children from each street or neighborhood joining in with the decorating of their cross. The crosses are approximately 3-meters high, decorated with flowers, usually in red or white (occasionally green or yellow), and sometimes with more foliage emerging from the upper part of the cross. The effect is further enhanced by more flowers in pots carefully arranged in a pattern to complement the cross. These are usually hanging on the wall behind it, placed at its foot, or going up the steps on which it sits. In spite of the religious origins of this festival, each Catholic brotherhood or neighborhood association sets up a bar next to its cross to serve drinks as Montilla-Moriles's fino and tapas (local specialty: Salmorejo, a delicious creamier version of the gazpacho) along with music. Many people drink, eat and dance to traditional Sevillana played during the day with many local women dancing in their gypsy dresses. During this 2‐hour tour, you will walk in the most traditional quarters of Cordoba to see all the crosses and stop to drink, eat and even dance if you would like to.


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What people are saying about Montilla

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 25 reviews

We loved this experience so much! We learned so much about the local wines and it gave us much more appreciation for the wines of that region. The wines and food were all super delicious as well. Highly recommend!

It was interesting and our guide was full of great information. The tasting was great and the tapas accompanied were perfect!

Great Wines, very good presentation. If you want to get an impression on local Wines this is the place.

A very enjoyable experience that showed me how diverse and interesting the local wines of Cirdoba are.

very informative host, and good quality sherries and Pedro Ximinez tasted