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Charming route aroud the Salud cemetery and The Courtyards (Patios).

Charming route aroud the cemetery, and the historical neighborhoods San Basilio.

It is curious that a cemetery is called Salud that means "Health", considering that those who are there have not a good health. The name of the cemetery is given by the Salud chapel that was built at the beginning of the XIX century. The idea arose during the French occupation when French wanted to end the practice that existed in the city and throughout Spain to bury the people in the churches and areas joined to them. The same Joseph Bonaparte signed the edict for the construction of this cemetery.

The route starts at the entrance to the cemetery, with a facade neoclassical faÇade style enclosure crowned with a triangular pediment with the Virgin with her son and Salus Informorum words, the patient's health. Cemetery route will take us through streets of cypresses between mausoleums and sculptures. Four “caliphs” of bullfighting are buried here, Manolete, Guerrita, Lagartijo and Machaquito. The mayor of Cordoba José Cruz Conde with other relevant people from Córdoba, are buried there. La Salud Cemetery, since 2010 is part of the European Cemeteries Route.

Finish the walk through the Campo Santo we will go to the traditional Barrio de San Basilio, through the Puerta de Sevilla. This neighborhood ,also known as Alcazar Viejo quarter, is where we can find the "Patios of Córdoba" will visit some of them, the Royal Stables, the Wall of the Alcazar. The Alcázar of the Christian Kings, Tower of Belen, Nuestra Señora de la Paz Church.

A walking tour through Cordoba and out of the traditional tourism routes in Cordoba.

 

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