Córdoba is a great destination for outdoor lovers: rivers, lakes and streams cover this province creating the most beautiful sceens.
Córdoba’s Capital City is Córdoba City, the second most important city in the country.
Good spots to visit in the city are: the “Jesuits Square” a UNESCO heritage site, an area of great Jesuit historical buildings. Córdoba Municipality offers free-guided visits to discover Córdoba’s treasures.
Córdoba’s central plaza is “Plaza San Martin”. Surrounding the plaza is the monumental Cathedral, the Cabildo (government office) and The Oratorio del Obispo Mercadillo. Other important places to visit in the plaza are the Monastery “Carmelitas Descalzas”, The Santa Teresa Church, Casa Museo del Virrey Sobremonte and The “Libertador” Theater.
Córdoba City is a great city to walk around. It has many pedestrian streets and interesting sites that are easy to reach. The “Hipólito Irigoyen Avenue” is an elegant avenue in the “Nueva Córdoba” neighbourhood. Places to visit on this avenue include: “El paseo del Buen Pastor” is a Cultural Centre that offers a great variety of artistic and cultural events, free of charge activities and the great “Palacio Ferreyra” where the Museo de Bellas Artes Evita is located.
The “Sarmiento Park” is the most popular park in the city. This is where its residents relax and play sports. In Sarmiento Park is the Museum of Natural Science Dr. Arturo Umberto Illía, the City Zoo and the amusement park “Super Park”
The city is littered with great restaurants, hotels and bars.
Out of the City:
Villa Carlos Paz (37km to the west of Córdoba City) This is the main tourist destination of the Province. Laid on the San Roque Dam, Villa Carlos Paz offers many great cultural activities. To the Southeast there is a fascinating route known as “el Camino de las Altas Cumbres” “the way of the high hills”. It crosses Córdoba Hills and offers splendid views, one of them is “The National Park Quebrada de Condorito” on the way to Traslasierra Valley; Mina Clavero (116 k from Villa Carlos Paz).
To the North of Villa Carlos Paz on 38 route, is the Punilla Valley. This is one of the most popular destinations for the locals. In the Valley are many pretty towns including Cosquin (58k from Cordoba City) which is well know for its summer folk festival. La Falda, (78k from the City) and Capilla del Monte where the mystic Urritorco Hill is located. Many are convinced that this hill has special energy and claim to have witnessed U.F.O activity in the area.
To the south of Córdoba City on route 5 is the Calamuchita Valley and the town of Alta Gracia which is well know for its Jesuitic Monastry and the Che Museum.
Following the route to the south crossing the Dam “Los Molinos” and climbing up into the hills, there are two charming German looking villages called Villa General Belgrano and La Cumbrecita. These Villages were developed in the 30’s with immigrants arriving from Austria, Bulgaria, and Switzerland, obtaining greater affluence with the immigrants after World War II.
Santa Rosa de Calamuchita (96K from Córdoba City) on the Santa Rosa River is a summer resort town where the locals relax and enjoy nature.
30 k from Santa Rosa de Calamuchita is Villa Yacanto From Villa Yacanto there is a 42 K dirt road that arrives at Los Linderos Hill, neighboor of Champaqui Hill (2884 m.a.s.l) the highest of the province.