The owners of the famous Córdoba Patios are threatening not to open their doors to UNESCO in September unless the Council pays its outstanding debts, subsidies and grants for the maintenance of the patios.
Members of UNESCO are due to visit Córdoba in September in relation to an application to declare the patios an Intangible Human Heritage site.
The situation has a knock-on effect. The Council says it has no money to pay its debts. In turn, the owners say they are unable to pay their suppliers, such as nurseries, or the associated maintenance costs.