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Encrusted in the flanks of the Sierras Chicas, La Falda has become, with the passing of the years, the axis of the tourist corridor in the centre - north area of the Punilla Valley. Characterised by an irregular urban arrangement of its residential neighbourhood, in which no detail has been overlooked, the beautiful natural scenery and its...more
The feast of the city is on September 30 in honor of San Jeronimo. (the founder of the city was Jeronimo Luis de Cabrera, perhaps that explains the choice of patron saint)San Jeronimo was a young Arab who embraced Christianity. He was later captured by the Arabs and taken to Algiers. They tried to get him to renounce Christianity, but Jeronimo...more
The Main Jesuit chapel, you can't help notice this because it looks more like the entrance to a fortress than to a church. Plain, stone, it almost looks forbidding. Consecrated in 1671, this is the oldest church in Argentina. the neat thing about this church was the roof, it looks like the bow of a ship, with some exquisite woodwork.more
This church was dedicated to St Catherine of Siena, who is one of the patron saints of Italy. The church itself was finished in 1641 during the age when the Jesuits were establishing Cordoba as the main cultural, religious,educational center of the country.It is a simple neo-classical design, a pleasure to see with its clean lines. The inside...more
Its a nice place to relax and watch the world go by. Of course, here, you are right in the middle of the historical center of Cordoba, right by all the important sights. Though I personally didn't feel any problem walking alone I was told to be careful walking after dark. Everything is lit up nicely, the cathedral especially, so i wasn't sure if...more
This is the oldest university in the country and one of the most prestigious in Latin America. Its schools are spread out through Cordoba. It was formed in 1610 by the Society of Jesus (Collegium Maximum) and for many years it was the only university in the country. Initially it offered studies in Theology, Philosophy and later Law. After the...more
Needless to say, meat is #1 gastronomic attraction of Argentina! Betos is one of the famous meat lovers' restaurants here, with branches in big cities across the country. You basically have 2 options; the "All-you-can-eat" or just simple a-la-carte. The All-you-can-eat option is dope! They serve you non-stop varieties (like 10 kinds of meat!), from...more
If you go to Còrdoba Argentina you should visit iL Caffetino Espresso (769 Ituzaingo street. Nueva Còrdoba). Those guys make have more than 42 types of coffees. Why don"t u check www.ilcaffetinoespresso.blogspot.com Everything is great and you can take your coffee before going to museums or mallsmore
I always said I could never be 100% vegetarian - if I lived near to this restaurant I would be happy to never eat meat again!Sol Y Luna is a very varied self-service, vegetarian buffet with a selection of hot and cold dishes (including a meat substitute dish like fillet of gluten with soy sauce) which changes daily.You take as much as you want and...more
Boliches is a general term for the clubs of Argentina. If you enjoy a bottle of Quilmes (beer of Cordoba), and going out at 2am and returning st 9am, then Argentina is the place for you!I stayed in Cordoba for 9 months....got to say it's very different from the Uk but great all the same!more
They play mainly fast electronic music (marcha), just to warn you. The location itself is very nice. There is a quite big dancefloor, 3 bars (upstairs and downstairs), which sell besides the worldwide common drinks the locally typical "Fernet con coca". The entrance values 12 Pesos and includes one drink. Not that I would know.more
The bus station is really quite large because Cordoba is one of the main transportation hubs in the country. As bus stations go it is pretty good, with a few exceptions which i will note.There are lockers, restaurants , ATM, Internet and I am told there is a tourist information office, which i didn't see personally. Relatively well organized and...more
A one way ticket in December 2004 from Buenos Aires (Aeroparque) to Cordoba cost 233P/$79USD. This was with Aerolineas Argentina.The airport in Cordoba is small and easy to get around in. There is a remis booth near the exit. From the airport to El Centro (Plaza San Martin), the cost was 17P/$5.76USD.You can book a 3 hour city tour at the Solis y...more
If you have read my other Shopping Tips, you would have figured that I am crazy about local handicraft stalls, weekend markets, etc... and you are absolutely right!In each city, I try to find the weekend or daily market to visit. For those local produce markets, it is more to people-watch, get into the 'vein' of the city as people go about their...more
The flashiest, most comfortable place to shop (and therefore the least interesting) is the Patio Olmos shopping center, where you will find designer shops, restaurants and an amusement area for the kids (which they will need if you are mean enough to drag them to this place).You won't find anything here that you wouldn't find at home.Why bother?more
There are tow shopping centers in Cordoba, one is Patio Olmos, located downtown. The other one ( i don't know the name) is located just in front of the Sheraton. Take advantage of the peso devaluation and shop :) The one in front of the Sheraton is the biggest in town and includes a department store. Both have shops of different kinds of clothes...more
' ...Una winter tomorrow, to the banks of the majestic bed of the Suquia, my city, THE CORDOBA OF THE NEW ANDALUSIA was born this way.... ' Like the city of Córdoba was born.... To the foot of the Sierra Girls and crossed by the river Suquia, he/she is the city of Córdoba, one of the biggest tourist attractiveness in the Republic Argentina. July of...more
In the middle of center of Capital City can observe the Historical Town council that has given to place to tremendous positions in colonial times and that in its interior it has prisons of the time. Today is a worthy museum that he/she offers besides its attractiveness cultural own, different art exhibitions.more
As elsewhere in Argentina - ice cream in Cordoba is very popular and the portions are monsterous.My favourite Argentinian flavour is banana and dulce de leche. I can't express how good it is. But even I struggled to eat the ice cream I was served in Grido (an ice cream chain, but still very good), on the corner of General Paz and Av Colon. It was...more
I found Cordoba to be a nice city and I had no problems at all. I surely never felt threatened. However, I wasn't out after dark, wasn't stumbling around drunk and wasn't exploring dark allies (didn't see any).However, nothing is perfect. When I got to the bus station, there were a couple dozen police standing around in the street. There were no...more
12 Reviews and Opinions
Kent Aparthotel, located near Buenos Aires & Montevideo (streets) has rooms for 54 pesos. The rooms are nice, although the beds are extremely soft and if you have a room towards the street, it can get quite noisy as you are in the middle of the student section (which is actually great fun). Also the owner seems to be a real bastard, as I was asked at 9 pm to leave the room to change to one that was almost double the price, without prior notice. I strongly recommend the Nueve Cordoba Hotel, which is about 40 meters away in Calle Buenos Aires. Rooms go for 61 pesos and the beds are heaven....
If coming in summer, be prepared to stand in 35 C. Take also a good wide hat if you will stay much time in the sun. It usually rains heavily in the summer, and the city streets rapidly transform into small rivers. Take sensible shoes! If coming in winter, take warm clothes. It is usually around 10 C but it can drop to -1C. It does not snow or rain much in winter.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Take a good sunblock. You can also buy it here.
Photo Equipment: You will find reasonable-priced photo equipment downtown.
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: In the sierras, it is usually colder than in the city. Take a warm sweater if you will stay outdoors at night in the mountains, even in summer.
Traslasierra Valley or the central mountais region of Argentina in the province of Cordoba. It is a mountain lovers paradise, a place full of adventure activities, extreme sports, overwhelming nature, still virgin as a tourist destination for locals, not to mention foreigners! This beautiful region of the Province of Córdoba is located west of the...more
Alta Gracia is a pretty little town, rather close to Cordoba. It is perfect for a day-trip from Cordoba.From here, you can more or less see some lovely mountain ranges in the distance and you can visit Museo Che Guevara.El Comandante Ernesto 'Che' Guevara spent his childhood here in Alta Gracia and the museum was the house rented by his parents...more
Che Guevara was born in Argentina,....., but due to a Astma desease his parents moved to Alta Gracia and he lived here for about 10 yearsThis small museum shows how Che and his family lived here. Furniture and sanitary facilities, books, clothes and the cycles of Ché crossing parts of South America with his best friendNot that long ago - 3 or 4...more
My favorite thing to do in Córdoba is to go to any of the hundreds of bars or restaurants that line the Río Cañada downtown. The atmosphere and attitude that greets you makes you feel at home and welcome to make a friend at any time. Fondest of all is the memory of my first kiss with my girlfriend, in a artistic little place with great music called...more
The first Argentinian university and also one of the first bishoprics were founded here. Buildings of interest are the Cathedral, the University, El Cabildo - The Town Hall -, the College of Monserrat, the churches of the Compañía de Jesús, San Francisco and San Roque. Córdoba has large commercial zones, residential areas and recreational areas...more