Córdoba Travel Guide

  • The Main square from the church
    The Main square from the church
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    A view of Córdoba
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Córdoba Things to Do

  • PLAZA DE ARMAS

    Most things of interest to the tourist happen within a few blocks of the central Palza de Armas. La Parroquia de la Inmacualda Concepcion - known for its loud bells and a lifelike image of the town's patron saint, La Virgen de la Soledad (Virgin of Solitude) - takes up the east side of the Plaza. The elegant Palacio Municipal fronts the west side....

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  • PORTALES DE ZEVALLOS

    On the north side of the Plaza, the 18th century portales arch along the street providing cover for a slew of outdoor cafes. Behind the Portales is the ex-home of the Condes (counts) of Zevallos. In a courtyard, plaques remember the meeting between Iturbide and O'Donoju which ended the War of Independence. Sit and drink a coffee or a beer in one of...

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  • PICO DE ORIZABA

    Towering to the west of Cordoba, Pico de Orizaba is Mexico's highest mountain at 5747 meters/18856 feet. It rises out from lower lushly vegetated mountains and is topped with permanent snows. Orizaba is a volcano - last eruption in 1546 - and is also know by its Aztec name, Citlatepetl = Star Mountain. So named for how night lights glimmered off...

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  • San Sebastian Temple

    Another colonial church in the city, this one is a little far away from the main square, but still whitin a walking distance, it is located in the zone that is considered the oldest in the city, It was closed when I was there, but I still could appreciate the two towers, the facade and the bronze dome.During the begining of the XX Century it was...

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  • San José Church

    Another temple in the city, also a little far away from the main square but whitin a walking distance, the temple had a baroque style, but after a fire it lost many of it's original architecture and now has many modern parts, it is surrounded by some gardens and just in front there is a park with a playground, for kids to play.

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  • City Museum

    Located in a colonial house, the City museum is the most important museum in the city, The building in wich it is located is known as "Portal de la Gloria, my guide says the museum has six rooms, wich show the prehispanic culture of the zone and the history of the city, I only saw the last room dedicated to temporal exhibitions, the exhibition that...

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  • Main square

    may 21 park is the official name of the gardens in the main square, very nice place to walk around or sit down to rest it has nice gardens, some fountains and statues and many people coming and going. A typical place located in the downtown just like many mexican cities.

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  • Immaculate Conception Cathedral

    Córdoba's top touristic attraction is it's big cathedral, wich, as in many mexican cities, is located at one of the sides of the main square of the city. It is almost as old as the city, it's construction started in 1688 and it has a blend of baroque and neoclassical styles, it wasn't until the beginings of the XX century when it was finished,...

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  • Pedro Díaz Theater

    This theater started to be built during the second mexican empire in wich Maximilian from Austria ruled the country, the construction whorever was suspended and it wasn't finished until 1895, thanks to the support of the spanish merchant Pedro Díaz, the style is similar to the architecture that was used in Mexico at the end of the XIX century and...

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Córdoba Restaurants

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    by pencho15 Written Aug 3, 2010

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    The most important commercial product in all the region of the High Mountains in Veracruz, where the city of Córdoba is located, is cofee, being so it is an obligation to have a cup of this delicious beverage in the city.
    The most popular place to do so would be the Portal de Zevallos, located in the main square of the city and famous for being the place in wich the Córdoba treaties that made Mexico an independent country were signed; if I remember correctly there are three restaurants sharing the space of the old colonial house, and in all of them you can seat for a cup of cofee.
    The most noted of the restaurants is the "Café Parroquia" a trademark of the state of Veracruz, known in all of Mexico and with branchs (that I know of) in the port of Veracruz, Xalapa, the capital of the state and Córdoba.

    Favorite Dish: I think when traveling you must try things that are unknown to you, I did this here and the cofee I ordered is called just like the cofee shop "Cafe Parroquia" it is a capucchino wich is sweatened by honey instead of sugar, I recomend it.

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Córdoba Transportation

  • Orientation

    Orientation in Córdoba is quite easy, all the streets on the city are numerated.Once you are in front of the municipal palace you'll be in the place were street number 1 should be (there is no street in front of the palace, but you'll find the number 1 street once you walk to your right or left) from there each time you walk to the north you'll...

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  • Getting to the city

    A Bus is the best way to reach the city of Córdoba, you'll find buses leaving for the city constantly from other major cities, your best options could be Veracruz (1 hour of travel), Puebla (2 hours of travel) or Mexico City (3 or 4 hours of travel). The best line would be one of the most trustworthy companies in Mexico, Autobuses ADO.

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Córdoba Shopping

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    What to buy: The most typical product in the city of Córdoba is the "Jamón envinado", it is very popular and some locals even say that it should be added to the coat of arms of the city. Don't miss the chance to buy some.

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Córdoba Warnings and Dangers

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    by pencho15 Updated Aug 3, 2010

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    One would think that the best place to hace a cofee in the Portal de Zevallos would be outdoor, enjoying the view of the "may 21 square", watching the people come and go, and with some luck getting some music. But this option has a very big warning, if you sit there then you will have to deal with a non-stopping parade of beggars that will constantly stop at your table asking for money, at first you deal with one or two of them, but (it doesn't matter if you chose to give them money or not) they will keep coming and after a while it becomes very bothering to be interrupted time after time after time. I think the owners of the restaurants should avoid this people to enter the portals asking for money in order to have their customers more happy, but it doesn't seem to be anybody doing this so I would advice you to ask for a table inside the restaurants in order to avoid this nuisance.

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Córdoba Off The Beaten Path

  • 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...

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  • 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...

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