San Antonio Church
I haven't found anything about the history of this church, it is a small temple a street away from the cathedral, I walked there since it appeared as a mark on my touristc map, but it said nothing about the place, it is a very small church, with just one tower, I guess it must be there since colonial times. If you are in Córdoba walk there to see it, is a very small trip and you'll be able to see another historical place.
Located in avenue 4 and street 5
museum in front of the theater
This is a building wich was once used as a church and now holds temporal exhibitions, It is not on any guide, so I don't know either the name of the museum or the name of the church, I just found it by pure luck. When I was there the exhibition was about some artistic photographer, wich I didn't liked much.
The entrance is free and the exhibitions short so you can easily take a look and see if you catch something interesting
The City of the Thirty Knights
The city of Córdoba, is one of the biggest cities located on the road between the capital of the country, Mexico City, and the main port of the country, Veracruz. It's location has helped the city to become one of the most important cities on the estate of Veracruz, and to develop it's industry.
The city of Cordoba is founded in 1618, when Mexico was a colony of Spain.
during the XVII century some black slaves started a revolt hoping to win their freedom, despite the fact that the rebellion was stopped, some groups could not be dominated and their presence made the road between Mexico and Veracruz a dangerous place for spaniards and for thei merchancy; after the arrival of the viceroy Diego Fernández de Córdoba to the New Spain viceroyalty a group of four citizens from Huatusco asked for his permission to found a new city on the zone were the blacks made most of their attacks, in that way the travellers could be bettter protected.
The viceroy accepted the plan and Córdoba was founded by 30 men on the place called Lomas de Huilango, the name given to the city was decided by the viceroy himself, as he ordered for his last name to be used on the new location; those 30 founders are the reason for the city to be known as "the city of the 30 knights".
The most important historical event in the city came to be in 1821, it was there that Mexico was born as an independent country.
After eleven years of war the new commander of the mexican rebels, Agustín de Iturbide (wich has previously commanded the spanish army), travelled to Córdoba to meet the last viceroy of New Spain, Juan O´Donojú (he had just arrived to Veracruz), after both of them negociated they signed the Treaties of Córdoba and Mexico achieved it's independence.
The city is still remembered for this important event.
Córdoba is not really a touristic city, altought it is an important place it does not have many attractions. The main problem of the city is that it is not a beauty place, the downtown may have some historical buildings but most of them are not taken care of, and probably the only nice place to be is the main square with the cathedral and the municipal palace, the city would benefit a lot if the authorities tried to make it a little more nice so even if they doesn't have much to see it could be nice to walk as other mexican towns, but so far this has not happened, streets are ugly and there are not many gardens, being so the travelers to the city are mostly here due to bussiness.
If you are on the zone then you can stop to know the city, maybe you can stop here while traveling between cities and spend the night before going somewhere else one day is more than enough to see the places worth seeing.
CORDOBA - LA CIUDAD DE LOS TREINTA CABALLEROS
Cordoba is a busy agriculturally-centered city - coffee, tobacco and sugar - with a colonial past. Founded in 1618, garrisoned by 30 Spanish families - hence the nickname , the City of the 30 Knights - to protect the road between Mexico City and the port of Veracruz form the ravages of bandit gangs of ex-slaves. It was here in this town, on 24 August 1821, that the new Spanish viceroy, Juan O'Donoju met with Augustin Iturbide, the general in charge of rebelling Mexican armies, and they agreed on terms for Mexico's independence from Spain, thus ending the 11 year old Wars of Independence. Iturbide had been a very effective royalist general, but responding to changes coming from Spain, he switched to the rebel side and with the Oaxacan rebel leader, Vicente Guerrero, worked out the Plan of Iguala establishing the Three Guarantees - religious supremacy of the Catholic Church; a constitutional monarchy (originally to be headed by someone from the European royal families, though O'Donoju and Iturbide decided a Mexican could be crowned); and equal rights for peninsulares - Spaniards born in Spain - and criollos - Spaniards born in the New World. Equal rights for others would have to wait until 1917. Iturbide would himself crowned as Iturbide I, the only native to become Emperor of Mexico. Maximillan, Hapsburg brother to Franz Josef, the Emperor of Austria-Hungary, became the second and last emperor in 1864 at the invitation of the invading French forces of Napoleon III. Both Iturbide and Maximillan ended their days in front of firing squads not long after their coronations.
It was also from Cordoba that Venustiano Carranza rejected the findings of the 1914 Convention of Aguascalientes during the Mexican Revolution. This led to the great battles of 1915, culminating in the Constitution of 1917 and the undoing of Carranza.