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Córdoba

Popularly known as "La Docta", Córdoba is the capital city of the homonimous province. This historical city was born due to the wish of linking The Alto Perú with The Río de la Plata in the so-called Camino Real. Córdoba is the second biggest city in Argentina and the most important one in the central region of the country. The relief has a slight steep slope towards the Sierras Chicas in the valley of the Suquía River and the average maximum temperature is 24ºC, the minimum being 11ºC.

Tourist destination chosen because of its history and impressive landscapes, Córdoba has attractive and surprising places for the visitor. A straight way of getting to this city is by plane arriving at Pajas Blancas International Airport.

Córdoba is called "La Docta" due to the fact that there are important universities here, and also "Ciudad de las Campanas" (The City of the Bells) because both Franciscans and Dominicans built up many churches. It puts together the typical attractions of big cities with a lifestyle in contact with nature.

Along the streets and avenues, one can admire the colonial architecture as well as modern buildings and charming green areas such as Parque Sarmiento, which was designed at the end of the XIX Century. Córdoba is also an important industrial center where there is a strong production in the metallurgical branch, being the most outstanding factories The Military Factory of Planes and the Renault and Fiat Companies.

Tourists can go on amusing tours that include San Martín Square, the hundred-year-old Cathedral, the historical Cabildo (Chapter House), Trejo's House and different museums. Only a few kilometers away from Córdoba City, tourists can go on quad excursions, mountain bike rides or practise paragliding in one of the most beautiful regions of Argentina.

And also nightlife in Córdoba has many cultural and entertainment alternatives. It's a city to be fully enjoyed.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Visiting the Anthropology Museum
  • Emilio Caraffa Fine Arts Provincial Museum
  • Córdoba Zoo
  • Jesuit Square
  • Cathedral of Cordoba