It is an emblematic walk of the city of Barcelona that runs between the square of Catalonia, principal center of the city, and the old port. The walk is full of people by day and late into the night. It is dotted with newsagents, flowers and others for deciding to replace the old stands of small animals, street performers, coffee shops, restaurants and shops. Near the port, they usually install flea markets, as well as painters and artists. Strolling along La Rambla you can see several buildings of interest, such as the Palace of the Virreina, as well as the market of La Boqueria and the famous theater of the Liceo in which operas are represented. Formerly in the current Rambla the river d’en Malla passed through, that went down the current street Balmes and down the current Rambla to end at some point between the current plaça del Duc de Medinacelli and plaça de la Mercè. With the construction of the wall of the Raval in the 15th century the river was diverted.
It’s about a contest of courtyards in Cordoba that it is celebrated, by general rule, during the second and third week of May. The participants open, in a free manner, their own courtyards. In the last years, the courtyards in the contests are marked with hedge pots that are placed flanking the doors. To motivate the festival and conserve the typical architecture of the city, it is admitted to the contest courtyards of new construction, stablishing 2 categories: old architecture and modern architecture. Maximum 50 courtyards participate in the contest. The festival is completely with an educational program organized by the Town Hall whose objective is to give the students a chance to know the architecture and the heritage, as well to promote respect for it. The festivity is completed with a celebration in San Basilio: the neighborhood association of the town puts up a barre next to the tower of Belen, and the bars in the street San Basilio contribute with the music and sell beverages to the people of Cordoba and the tourists. In 1980, it was declared Fiesta de Interés Turístico Nacional. The festivity of the courtyards of Cordoba was declared World Immaterial Heritage by the UNESCO […]