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Stunning Córdoba in central Argentina is the second most populous city in Argentina with 1.300.000 inhabitants. The city lies on the Suquía River at the foothills of the Sierras Chicas. The city is the capital of Córdoba Province
The city was founded 6/7 1573 by Jerónimo Luis de Cabrera, who named it after Córdoba, Spain. It was of the original Spanish colonial capitals. Today, this urban center is a thriving university town, with a world heritage site and plenty of natural wonders to explore.
If you love to wander, then make your way to Sarmiento Park during your first day in the city. This large park offers several walking paths to enjoy, shade trees, and a beautiful lake to enjoy. You’ll find plenty of quiet moments here.
For those who like to wander through history, then the Plaza San Martin is an excellent option. You’ll find the local culture comes alive here as you linger in this historic square. A large, central monument is there to see, along with fountains and plenty of green space.
There are many festivals and cultural events held throughout the year in Cordoba. Many of them have a centralized location at the Paseo del Buen Pastor. This complex brings all aspects of life together in the city, providing access to artistic exhibition, interactive activities, and several stores and boutiques to browse through.
Try the Evita Fine Arts Museum for a look at local artists, Spanish masterpieces, and a tranquil sculpture garden. There is an extensive library on the grounds as well, if you’d like to find a corner and relax after a long day of exploring.
Cordoba offers numerous opportunities for those who are experiencing wanderlust. Make your way here and you will come away feeling very satisfied.
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Best sights in Cordoba
Situated in the heart of Argentina, Cordoba is the country’s second-most populated province after Buenos Aires and the city of Cordoba is the region’s capital. The striking metropolis of Cordoba city is known for its beautiful Spanish colonial buildings in the centre and the wider province is famous for its attractive agricultural countryside. Cordoba holidays can be taken at any time as the climate is humid subtropical. Summer is from November to March, when temperatures reach 30C and above, and even in winter it’s still warm, with temperature highs of around 18C. The province and capital are served by Pajas Blancas airport, just 9km from Cordoba city.
The Cathedral of Cordoba in the capital is a good place to kick-start your Cordoba holidays. It’s the oldest church in continual service in all of Argentina and its original incarnation was built in 1598, but it collapsed in the following century and was rebuilt.
Visit the Emilio Caraffa Fine Arts Museum in Cordoba city. It’s in the western part of the large Sarmiento Park and was constructed in 1916 and is named in honour of post-impressionist Argentine painter Emilio Caraffa. New wings have been added to this neoclassical building, which houses works by local artists as well as Francisco Goya and Pablo Picasso.
The Evita Fine Arts Museum, meanwhile, was established to commemorate the life of the transformative former first lady Eva Peron. It’s in Ferreyra Palace, adjacent to Sarmiento Park and has more than 500 works in its collection.
Quebrada del Condorito National Park covers an area of more than 37,300 hectares and is in the Sierras Grandes hills near to the capital. It’s a great place for hiking, and to see the majestic Andean Condor, as well as the equally large bird of prey the Caracara. There are several hiking trails as well as cycling paths, and it’s possible to camp in the park.
See the wonderful architecture of the Jesuit Block and Estancias of Cordoba, a UNESCO World Heritage Site where the University of Cordoba is located as well as other establishments, such as a church, school and residential buildings. It started out as a farming estate constructed by Jesuit missionaries in 1615, before the Jesuits were ordered out of South America by King Charles III of Spain.
Don’t forget to sample some of Argentina’s fine wines while on holiday in Cordoba, some of which are made in the province. Go on a wine tour and see the vineyards for yourself.