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Best Things to do in Cordoba Argentina – The Heart of the Country
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Best Things to do in Cordoba Argentina – The Heart of the Country

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Mar 14, 2016


By Alejandro Gutierrez

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The city of Córdoba is in the geographical center of Argentina. It’s the capital of the homonymous province and the second-largest city in Argentina after Buenos Aires. Córdoba is about 700 km (435 mi) from Buenos Aires. From Buenos Aires, there are direct flights and buses, but for the more adventurous traveler, there is an overnight train service that runs twice a week. The combination of accessibility and the warm weather year round makes Córdoba the perfect destination. If you have already visited the main highlights of Argentina such as Iguassu Falls or Perito Moreno, add Córdoba as a weekend getaway to your list. Keep reading to find out what we recommend doing in Córdoba.

Jesuit Block – Things to do in Córdoba Argentina

things-to-do-in-cordoba-argentinaFounded in 1573, Córdoba is one of the oldest cities in Argentina with remarkable cultural and historical heritage. It has many historical monuments that have been well preserved from the Spanish colonial rule. The most recognizable monument is the Jesuit Block, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with buildings from the 17th century. Admire the beautiful Cathedral and Baroque architecture on your walking tour through the city.

National University of Córdoba – Things to do in Córdoba Argentina

Near the Jesuit Block, you will also find the National University of Córdoba, founded in 1613 by the Jesuit Order. This is the oldest university in the country and second in Latin America. The University gives the city the nickname La Docta, meaning, “The Learned One.”

Road of the Jesuit Estancias – Things to do in Córdoba Argentina

things-to-do-in-cordoba-argentinaNext visit the Road of Jesuit Estancias where you can experience heritage and values of the region on a 250 km road. The estancia was created to support the Jesuit Block lined with churches and Baroque-style buildings. Here you are surrounded by beautiful landscapes, which give the province its identity. Check out our Jesuit Missions of Cordoba Tours to visit these historical sights!

Stay at an Estancia – Things to do in Córdoba Argentina

things-to-do-in-cordoba-argentinaVisit one of the nearby Estancias in the region and imagine life as a rancher in Cordoba.  Spend the day horseback riding accompanied by gauchos – the Argentine Cowboy –  enjoy a carriage ride through the fields, or relax by the lake and spend the afternoon rowing along the calm waters. Enjoy delicious meals with plenty of meat and entertaining shows.  Some Estancias in the region offer over-night accommodations, which we recommend doing if you have the time.  Take in your beautiful surroundings and savor this moment of tranquility.

Outdoor Activities – Things to do in Córdoba Argentina

things-to-do-in-cordoba-argentinaFor more active people, Córdoba also offers a variety of outdoor activities that you can enjoy. Towards the west of the provincial capital, a region delimited by hills turns into a stage for adventurous activities. You can go trekking, horseback riding, and even diving in lagoons and dams! At Punilla Valley, you also have the chance of air activities such paragliding. You can find adventure in almost all of the picturesque town, with excellent accommodations and specialized services.

Golfing – Things to do in Cordoba Argentina

Córdoba holds some important golf tournaments such as Abierto del Centro de la Republica, this year’s  Latin American PGA. The golf courses are located in some of the most beautiful resorts. There are English-styled traditional courses such as La Cumbre Golf Club and Ascochinga Golf Club, with over 100 years of history. They also have newer American-style course called Potrerillo de Larreta and Valle del Golf, created by Nicklaus Design.

Food in Córdoba – Things to do in Cordoba Argentina

things-to-do-in-cordoba-argentinaFood is always a favorite in Córdoba. Trying new flavors is an excellent way to experience new places and understand the cultural identity of its people. Córdoba has started to organize gastronomic circuits. The food you enjoy is sure to become a nostalgic part of your trip. You can experience Córdoba through cooking classes, visiting local chefs, and participating in local festivals.  

Cordoba IS A GREAT city to add to your Argentina Adventure.


Things to do in Cordoba Argentina

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