One of the most astonishing roman and morish legacy in southern Europe is the 'patio' concept, a word that is used in english in a different way than backyard. 'Patio' is an enclosed space that can represent the whole Universe, a space to stay in the warmest hours without any suffering. It's a relaxing place filled with scented plants and smooth water rumour. In Palacio de Viana (Córdoba, Andalusia), you can make a journey through twelve patios and be charmed by their fascinating beauty. Generalife type waterchannels, superb pavings made with pebbles paterns in the andalusian way, pots with scented Pelargoniums an grey leaved centaurea (Centaurea candidissima), blue walls of Plumbago capensis and of course the magical atmosphere of orange trees. In spring Córdoba celebrates a few 'Patios de Córdoba' open days so people can admire hundreds of these spaces of private homes.