Córdoba

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Calamuchita Valley

 

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Córdoba lies 700 kilometers northwest of the capital, Buenos Aires. It is located directly in the center of the country, in the foothills of the Sierras Chicas on the Suquía River.

Córdoba is the second largest city in Argentina. It is known for the colonial buildings in the center as well as for the beautiful hills

Population: over 1,3 million. Known as the “colonial capital”. It was founded in 1573.

It is surrounded by the heights of various mountain range systems that create a unique microclimate the Sierrras Cordobes which has an average height of 550 m. Its average maximum temperature is 24º C .

There are residential areas with some tourist attractions like Río Ceballos, La Calera, and the famous holiday center Villa Carlos Paz near the San Roque dam.

Córdoba’s university was founded as early as 1613 by the Jesuits. The Catholic Church had much influence on social life until 1900, and Córdoba sometimes was called “Argentina’s Rome”. In 1918 a student revolution, the Reforma Universitaria, led to a modernization of the university

The temperatures rarely dropping below 18ºC

The city’s cathedral is beautiful, and dates from the 1500s.The construction of Córdoba’s cathedral began in 1577 and dragged on for more than two centuries under several architects, including Jesuits and Franciscans.

-La Iglesia de los Capuchinos

Their dialect is slightly different

Places to visit:

-Villa Carlos Paz lies minutes away from the City of Córdoba, it is the most visited tourist destination. Ideal for hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding and fishing.

Lake San Roque bathes its shores.

-La Cumbrecita: situated in the Calamuchita Valley in the Grand Sierras of Córdoba

– Calamuchita Valley.

-Plaza San Martín & Around

– City of Cosquín, Argentinian folklore capital, its a music festival, famous due to the “Folklore National Festival – January and the “Cosquín Rock Festival”.

-Go across mountain ranges, such as the famous Sierras Chicas and Sierras Grandes

-visit cities like La Cumbre, Jesús María, La Falda, Alta Gracia, and Río Ceballos.

Mount Uritorco, close to Capilla del Monte (Another interesting place to visit)

By bus
The city’s bus station is just a 15-minute walk from the city center.

By plane
Córdoba’s international airport, called Ingenierio Ambrosio Taravella