We are planning a trip to Spain in 2018. Cordoba is on our itinerary and I thought it might be nice to time things so we are there during the patio festival. BUT. First we will be visiting Barcelona for 4 days, Granada for 2 days, and Seville for 3 days. In order for the timing to work (as I understand it) we would need to start this itinerary in April. I am worried about starting our travels that early for fear that it will be cold - or at least, colder than I would like. So my questions are:
*Around what dates will the patio festival be next year? I read "the first two weeks of May," so should I expect something like Tuesday, May 1st-Saturday, May 12th? Or is it the first two FULL weeks of May, so Sunday, May 6th-Saturday, May 19th?
*If we visit Cordoba later in May after the festival has officially concluded, will we still be able to tour the patios? (I saw some old threads asking this same question but they did not get any response. However, I only read the most "recent" old threads on the topic. So sorry if the answer is already somewhere out there.)
I am apprehensive about scheduling our first visit to Spain entirely around this singular event, so any advice on this part of our planning would be much appreciated. Thanks in advance!