Posada del Potro de Córdoba

La Posada del Potro de Córdoba is the type of house that was popular in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries, called corrals. It is a typical Andalusian courtyard, first used as an inn and then as a neighbors’ courtyard.

The rooms of the inn are covering the common courtyard, which has a well. One of the peculiarities of this inn is that it was the favorite of Cervantes, even quoting it in his famous historical book “Don Quixote de la Mancha”. This is because he spent part of his life in Cordoba and stayed in this inn, which inspired him to carry out some of his works.

Today, this place is used for the dissemination, production and interpretation of the art of flamenco. In the inn we can find two differentiated and touristic spaces, which are the Posada del Potro itself, the corral of neighbors dating from the fifteenth century and a Cordovan singer named Antonio Fernandez, known as Fosforito.

Opening hours of Posada del Potro Córdoba

The opening hours of the Posada del Potro de Córdoba and the Fosforito Flamenco Center are as follows:

  • From Tuesday to Saturday: 8:30 to 14:45 hours.
  • Sundays and holidays: 8:30 to 14:45 hours.
  • Monday: Closed

Posada del Potro Cordoba ticket prices

The entrance fee to the Posada del Potro in Cordoba is free, so you can enjoy this historic place and enclave of flamenco for free.

Location of Posada del Potro Córdoba

The location of the Posada del Potro in Cordoba is perfect, since you can also enjoy the Julio Romero de Torres Museum which is located in the same Plaza del Potro, so it will be easy to enjoy several places with long history in a short time.

In addition, in this same square, there is one of the most representative figures of Cordoba, the Triumph of San Rafael, and as if that were not enough, you can also attend in the same square the Museum of Fine Arts of Cordoba.

History of the Posada del Potro Córdoba

This old house known as casa corral dates back to the 15th century, serving as a place of lodging, brothel and commercial center of the city for about 300 years. Its structure is ideal for a better understanding of the Cordovan architectural style.

La Posada de Potro was declared of cultural interest, and one of the reasons for this milestone was that it had a historical guest in the Spanish literature, the famous Miguel de Cervantes, who even expressed in his most famous book “Don Quixote of La Mancha” this inn.

Until the end of the 20th century the inn continued to be used as an inn, until it was renovated to make it accessible to the public. Today, you can visit its own stables, the wooden railings and its characteristic outbuildings, where you can find the Fosforito Flamenco Center, named after a well-known singer from Cordoba.

Nowadays you can find different musical and artistic acts, as well as different exhibitions about flamenco culture, making it a perfect place to visit.

Fosforito Flamenco Center

The flamenco singer Antonio Fernández “Fosforito” is one of the best known figures of flamenco art worldwide. In 2013 he opened this center that houses all aspects of flamenco, called the Centro Flamenco Fosforito.

When visiting this center you will be able to visit its different rooms, which in the past served as the inn’s own dependencies. These rooms recreate a journey through the origins of flamenco, its costumes and even the most used and typical instruments of this great culture.

In the Fosforito Flamenco Center you will find iron portraits of the most representative characters of flamenco culture, some of them are Paco de Lucia, La Niña de los Peines and Antonio Mairena.

If you are looking to learn about the history of flamenco and soak up its culture, the Antonio Fernandez Flamenco Center will be the perfect place for you.

Mentions to Posada del Potro

The places where the most famous mentions of the Posada del Potro were made throughout history are:

  • “Don Quijote de la Mancha” by Miguel de Cervantes.
  • “La feria de los discretos” by Pío Baroja.
  • “La mano de Fátima” by Ildefonso Falcones.

Frequently asked questions about Posada del Potro

  1. What is the Posada del Potro?

    La Posada del Potro de Córdoba is today a museum representative of the type of Andalusian house that was popular in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries, called corral. It has a typical Cordovan courtyard and was a house first used as an inn and then as a neighbors' courtyard.

  2. When does the Posada del Potro open?

    La Posada del Potro is open from Tuesday to Saturday from 8:30 am to 2:45 pm and Sundays and holidays from 8:30 am to 2:45 pm. It is closed on Mondays.

  3. How much is the entrance fee to the Posada del Potro?

    Entrance to the Posada del Potro is free of charge.