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The ‘Patios de Córdoba’: 61,000 visits in the first day

Córdoba / Los Patios de Córdoba, declared Intangible Heritage of Humanity, have received more than 61,000 visits on its first day of festival, which will last until May 19.

 

 
The City Council of Cordoba has reported that, specifically, the venues have received a total of 61,142 visitors, although because each person can enter different courtyards, they are not considered unique views to the festival.

The most visited courtyards

In the area of Regina-Realejo, the most visited patios have been those of Duque de la Victoria and Gutiérrez de los Ríos, with 1,164 and 1,115 visits, respectively, while in Santa Marina and San Agustín the most crowded areas have been the of Parras, 6, Moroccans, 6, and Parras, 8, with 1,862, 1,853 and 1,841 visits, respectively.

Likewise, in the route of San Lorenzo, 1,260 visits to the courtyards of Pozanco Street stand out, 6, and 1,188 to Pozanco, 21, while in the area of ​​Santiago-San Pedro the most visited areas have been those of La Palma, 3, and Siete Revueltas, 1, with 1,157 and 1,014 visitors, respectively.

In the area of ​​the Jewish Quarter, the courtyards of Cespedes 10 stand out, with 1,815 visits and that of Jews, 6, with 1,761, while the route of the Old Alcázar remains the favorite of visitors since the most visited precincts, those of San Basilio, 22 and San Basilio, 14, registered the entry of 3,130 and 2,663 people, respectively.

Open doors in 62 courtyards

A total of 62 courtyards, twelve of them out of competition have opened their doors to show everyone their heritage spring, although twelve of them are out of competition.

The 50 precincts that enter the contest, which compete in two categories, old architecture and modern architecture, are encompassed in six different routes to try to distribute visitors, who formed large queues at the doors before opening.

Before the Festival de los Patios, Córdoba celebrated “las Cruces de Mayo” and the traditional Battle of the Flowers, within the program of events of the festive May in Cordoba, which has risen to more than 90 percent hotel occupancy in the capital.

The tradition of the owners to open its doors goes back to 1918, although the municipal contest does not take place until three years later with little travel, since it was not reconvened until 1933 and was lost during the Civil War.

However, in 1944 the party was resumed but it began to modernize with new rules and awards that took it to the democratic era, when priorities were established regarding the decoration and sustainable use of natural resources.

The last great milestone of the  fair was the patrimonial declaration of 2012, which multiplied the attendance of visitors to some precincts that already accused themselves of the agglomeration at that time and that nowadays have massification as one of the main problems to which must face to preserve his identity.

The six routes, which extend throughout the Historic District of the city with different number of enclosures, include the areas of Santa Marina-San Agustin, Regina-Realejo, San Lorenzo, Judería-San Francisco, Alcázar Viejo and Santiago-San Pedro. (May 8, 2019, EFE/Practica Español)

News related in video (December 2012):


Comprehension

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Principalmente, en el texto se habla... (Mainly in the text, it's talked about...)
A
del Festival de los Patios en Córdoba.
B
de la declaración de los Patios de Córdoba como Patrimonio Inmaterial de la Humanidad.
C
de las principales atracciones turísticas en la ciudad de Córdoba.
Question 2
Sobre el Festival de los Patios se dice que... (It's said about the 'Festival de los Patios' that...)
A
millones de personas los visitaron el primer día.
B
decenas de miles de personas los visitaron el primer día.
C
se espera que miles de personas los visiten el primer día.
Question 3
En el texto se dice que... (It's said in the text that...)
A
no hay ningún patio que esté fuera de concurso.
B
una docena de patios no compiten.
C
no está permitida la entrada a ninguno de los patios.
Question 4
Según el texto... (According to the text...)
A
hay varias rutas en el Casco Histórico para visitar estos patios.
B
esta tradición no tiene nada que ver con la llegada de la primavera.
C
no se sigue ninguna pauta en este festival.
Question 5
En el vídeo se dice que... (It's said in the video that...)
A
los Patios de Córdoba se abren al público durante un mes.
B
los Patios de Córdoba lucen floridos con la llegada de la primavera.
C
los Patios de Córdoba todavía no han sido reconocidos por la UNESCO.
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'Córdoba' está en... ('Córdoba' is in...)  
A
la zona sur de España.
B
la zona centro de España.
C
la zona norte de España.
Question 2
El artículo determinado para 'día' es: (The determined article for 'día' is:)
A
la
B
el
C
lo
Question 3
Lo contrario de 'fuera' es... (The opposite of 'fuera' is...)  
A
'dentro'.
B
'central'.
C
'exterior'.
Question 4
Una 'pauta' es... (A 'pauta' is...)  
A
un descanso.
B
una norma o modelo.
C
un paseo.
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