Posada del Potro
Square in Córdoba
One of the building in the square is the Posada del Potro. The Posada del Potro is an inn that played a part in Don Quijote, where Cervantes described it as a ‘den of thieves‘.
The reference in “Don Quixote” can be found in the Penguin Classics edition, translated by John D. Rutherford, in Chapter III as ” … Potro in Cordova …”, and in the Barnes & Noble edition, translated by Tobias Smollett, in Chapter III as ” … the spout of Cordoba …”. The much celebrated reference to the place and neighborhood is made by an inn keeper making fun of Don Quixote with sarcastic chivalrous references to infamous brothels, disreputable districts and dens of iniquity.
The Posada del Potro was used as inn right up until 1972, it is currently the Centro Flamenco Fosforito. a Flamenco museum.
It is one of the Cordovan places preferred by Cervantes both in his life and in his work, because in addition to staying there, it served as a stage to develop some of his works.
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Visiting Posada del Potro
Posada del Potro – Centro Flamenco Fosforito
Plaza del Potro, 7