The May crosses
Every year, on the first weekend of May, the inhabitants of Córdoba erect large crosses in many corners of the city. They are decorated with flowers, plants, flowerpots and other decorative objects. The most beautiful crosses are awarded prizes by the city council.
The main neighborhoods of Córdoba during the May Crosses are San Basilio, San Andrés, Santa Marina, San Agustín and the downtown area. Although the exact origin of this popular tradition is not known, it is known that the first contest was organized by the City Council in 1953.
Nowadays, a large May Cross is erected, adorned with many flowers, especially white or red carnations. It is accompanied by other decorative objects such as flower pots. And around this cross, a bar is set up where you can taste the typical cuisine of Córdoba accompanied, of course, with a glass of wine D.O. Montilla Moriles. Shall we go on a tour of the Crosses?