As the second largest city in Argentina, Cordoba has delighted travelers to South America for centuries with its staggering colonial architecture and close proximity to the Andes.
700km north-west of Argentina's capital of Buenos Aires, Cordoba is home to two million people and features some of the country's best preserved colonial buildings. Survey the 17th century buildings of the Jesuit Block or take a stroll in the San Martin Park, at the centre of Cordoba.
In 2006, Cordoba was named Cultural Capital of the Americas, so you can be certain that a host of cultural attractions adorn the city - from its seven universities to its eclectic art galleries. What's more, Cordoba's central location provides an ideal base in Argentina if you're planning to spend your vacation trekking through the Andes or exploring the wonders of the Pampas.
|Carlos Paz||Parque Sarmiento||Cordoba|
home to Cordoba's most impressive 17th century colonial buildings and a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2000. A must see for all travelers in Argentina!
|SAN MARTIN PARK
Dating back to 1577, this is Cordoba's lively central square and the ideal place to survey its lively atmosphere, flanked by the white arcade of the Cabildo (the restored colonial town hall) in the background.
|HISTORIC MUSEUM MARQUE DE SOBREMONTE
One of the most important historical museums in Argentina, travelers in Cordoba will be awed by this diverse collection of artefacts and the beautiful building in which they are housed.
|NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF CORDOBA
founded in 1613, this institution is Argentina's oldest university and well worth a visit while you're in Cordoba. Guided tours are conducted during the academic year, so you'll be able to see Cordoba's student population in action.