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Córdoba is the capital city of Córdoba province. Located in the center of Argentina, it represents one of the oldest populations of the extreme south of the American continent. Its urban aesthetic and its high historical and architectural value are marked by the convergence of diverse religious orders from remote times, and in almost 446 years of life.

Córdoba was founded by the Sevillian Jerónimo Luis de Cabrera on July 6, 1573, and was initially conceived as a town of Spaniards to serve as a refuge for the Indians in order to move and trade freely. The city is located in the center of the country and thus it is favored strategically, becoming a center of distribution of goods and services.

Córdoba is known for the presence of students from all over the world and for the active participation of its neighbouring localities. The Educational Parks, which were born in the city in 2015, are the most complete proof that the new governance and the participation of the neighbors are their reason of being. In its city layout, modern architecture coexists with Spanish colonial architecture, highlighted by the Jesuit Square and its 7 universities, including the National University of Cordoba, one of the oldest in South America.

Córdoba, a cosmopolitan city connected by land and also by air through the International Airport, is also characterized by its tourist circuit, exquisite cuisine, hotels, promenades, shopping centers and spaces for fun.

The city is located in the heart of Mercosur and is the second city of Argentina in number of inhabitants. The Historical Center, the first pedestrian area of ​​the country, its colonial architecture recognized as a world heritage, its squares, schools, shopping malls, parks, the proximity to the mountains and the warmth and hospitality of its people invite you to take a walk and return to the city of Córdoba. In each of those visits there will be something new to discover.

 

Climate

Despite its latitude,  the climate of the city of Cordoba, like most of the province, is a mild, temperate one with four distinct seasons.  Generally speaking, the weather is pampeano, with not very cold winters and little rain. Summers are humid, with warm days and cool nights.

Winds from the East and West are rare, short – lived and low intensity. In spring, they blow with increasing strength, mainly from the north and northeast as a center of cyclonic depression defined in the polar front. In the summer, electric storms and occasional hail can occur.

Factors for the temperature to be in cooler average than elsewhere in the world at similar latitudes are: the altitude and, above all, the province location in the trajectory of pamperos winds, cold winds blowing from the southwestern quadrant, originating in Antarctica.

Moreover, given its mediterranean feature, variations or thermal amplitudes are greater than on the Atlantic coast, with lower annual rainfall of about 31.5in per year. The weighted annual average temperature throughout the twentieth century was 64 °F. In January, the warmest month of the austral summer, the average maximum is 88 °F and minimum of 63 °F. In July, the coldest month, average temperatures are 66 °F maximum and 39 °F minimum. Even in winter, there are frequent warm days, due to the influence of Zonda wind.

Snowfall is rare and may occur depending on regions during winter, often in Altas Cumbres and occasionally in some populated areas.

Religious Tourism

With more than 400 years of religious and cultural tradition, Córdoba city was built with the faith and effort of four religious orders that began their work after its foundation. These first traces were continued later by different congregations, cults and beliefs that also found space for their charisms in this city.

 

There were some symbols of the original towns´ relationship with the land, while experienced artists from different backgrounds left their mark on dozens of architectural wonders that the centuries did not overshadow. Finally, the arrival of professing immigrants from other cults shaped this religious and cultural diversity, a constant invitation to discover it.

 

Churches

Located in the central area and surroundings, there are more than 80 churches and temples of great heritage value, belonging to the most varied creeds. 

 

Convents and monasteries

Different congregations and religious institutions chose the city for educational and religious projects, leaving living testimonies of their presence: St. Vincent de Paul Conference, Santa Teresa de Jesús Convent, Carmelitas Descalzas de San José Enclosed Monastery, Santa Catalina de Siena Enclosed Monastery.

 

Religious art

Works of pictorial art, carpentry, imagery, sculptures, among other expressions are part of the rich religious art offer in Córdoba.

  • Juan de Tejeda Religious Art Museum (122 Independencia St)
  • Fray José Antonio de San Alberto Museum of Religious Art (124 Caseros St)
  • Catalina de María Hermanas Esclavas Museum (520 David Luque St)
  • Jesuit Crypt of the Old Novitiate (Colón Avenue and Rivera Indarte St)

 

Guided tours

  • Interreligious Circuit
  • The oldest religious orders in Córdoba.
  • The priest José Gabriel Brochero and his passage through Córdoba.
  • The Jesuits and Pope Francis in the city.
  • Women Religious of Córdoba.
  • Bell tower of Córdoba Cathedral.
  • Bell tower of Ntra. Sra. de La Merced Basilica 
  • María Auxiliadora Church and bell tower.
  • Visit to the seven churches of the city.
  • The Jesuit Block 
  • Francisco’s legacies.
  • Lights Tour 
  • Crypts of Cordoba
  • Los Capuchinos Church.
  • Córdoba  Cathedral, view towards San Martín square.
  • Las Teresas Church.

 

Religious festivals 

Córdoba invites you to participate and experience the spirituality revealed in each celebration in a lively way.

  • Easter
  • Procession to pay tribute to Patrona Nuestra Señora del Rosario del Milagro (October 7)
  • The Saint Patron feast of San Jerónimo (September 30).

 

We recommend: Interreligious Circuit

The Municipality of Córdoba together with COMIPAZ (the first formal Interfaith Committee in Argentina) enabled the creation and implementation of this circuit (Nuestra Señora de la Asunción Church, the Muslim Islamic Center, the Orthodox Apostolic Catholic San Jorge Church, the Israeli Union Center Synagogue of Córdoba, the Methodist Evangelical Temple).

 

Priest Brochero´s passage through Córdoba city

The José Gabriel del Rosario Brochero´s adolescence and youth left indelible marks on Córdoba streets, which can be remembered through an emotional guided tour, visiting Córdoba Cathedral, the Compañía de Jesus Church and the Rectorate of the National University of Córdoba).

Experiences and tours

Viewpoint tower Los Capuchinos Church

Hidden places lead to the viewpoint tower of Los Capuchinos Church of 40 meters high, from where you can see one of the best panoramic views of the city of Córdoba. The history of its construction and the mysteries of this monumental architecture, declared as one of the 7 urban wonders of Córdoba, will be discovered through the experience of incredible guided tours in the place.

For more information: https://www.facebook.com/Visitas-Capuchinos / Cell Phone: (+54) 9 351-6003084

 

Plaza Cielo y Tierra

1300 Chacabuco Blvd. It is a science center, a joint initiative of the Government of the Córdoba Province and the National University of Córdoba, the oldest in Argentina. It is a space for meeting, communication and learning about the natural world from the perspective of science. Mainly intended for scientific teaching activities that promote the education of children, youth and adults.

For more information: http://www.plazacielotierra.org / http://turnos.plazacielotierra.org/

Reservations: +54 351 433 3419 – 433 3424

 

Mario Kempes Stadium

Cárcano Ave, no number, Chateau Carreras neighborhood. Through the Kempes Tour and Experience, you can go through its facilities and live the “Kempes Experience”, just like the protagonists of those great unforgettable day games. Because of its history, its present, its importance and its imposing image, it has become the historic stage of major sporting events, the place of athletes preparation, and the center of musical and cultural attractions. Mario Alberto Kempes Stadium: the Sports Cathedral of Córdoba.

For more information: http://deportes.cba.gov.ar/estadio-mario-alberto-kempes/visitas-guiadas/
Reports from Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Córdoba Sports Agency
(Mario Alberto Kempes Stadium) – email: institutional.deportes@gmail.com
Tel: + 54 351 4348360 to 67 INT. 218.

 

City tour

Authentic English bus to explore and discover this great city.
Itinerary: City Center / Nueva Córdoba neighborhood / Rogelio Martínez neighborhood
/ City of Arts – Sarmiento Park / Zoo / Bus Station / Railroad / New Civic Center / General Paz neighborhood

 

Guided tour by bike

It is a bike ride where you will know the main cultural attractions of Córdoba. We cross the Historic District, Nueva Córdoba neighborhood and Sarmiento Park. Stops are made at different points, where you will listen and learn amazing stories of Córdoba.

For more information: Cell Phone: + 54 351 308-5866 / http://www.experienciabegreen.com.ar / info@experienciabegreen.com

 

Fligth Argentina

Colonel Olmedo Aerodrome, at Camino 60 cuadras Km 75. Baptism and recreation flights / Parachuting flights.

For more information: WhatsApp +54 9 3518049038 / Facebook: Flight Argentina / info@flightargentina.com

 

Tren de las Sierras

Intercity trains that allows connecting the city of Córdoba with the Punilla Valley.

For more information: https://www.ferrocentralsa.com.ar/tren-de-las-sierras/

Córdoba is a city to be tempted by the diversity of flavors it offers, its culture, its hospitality and its people´s idiosyncrasy. Córdoba is one of the main cities in Argentina that stands out for its gastronomic identity, the creativity of its chefs and the quality of the typically Argentine products it offers.

Eating in the city of Córdoba, ranging from regional cuisine to signature cuisine to gourmet cuisine, with its specialties and unique ingredients, it means enjoying incredible experiences in any of its areas and gastronomic corridors.

Foodies can discover the flavors of the city in the avant-garde proposals, ranging from the first gastronomic gallery of Córdoba to the “Food trucks”. Distinguished events and gastronomy fairs take place in Chateau Carreras and Complejo Ferial Córdoba. In addition, promoting a good healthy eating and adapted to different tastes, it is possible to find healthy restaurants and others with suitable menus for coeliacs.

Thematic restaurants in ​​Güemes neighborhood or Nueva Córdoba neighborhood offer ideal moments with friends, or a good afternoon with “mates” and “criollos”, or an abundant mid-afternoon snack with exquisite patisserie. At night, they invite you to try the Córdoba´s most typical drink -the “fernet con coca”-,  enjoy a craft beer with a snack with all kinds of meats or a delicious signature cocktail.

Discover the city by eating the delicious “choripán” with the classic “chimichurri” in Sarmiento Park, the great green lung of Nueva Córdoba neighborhood, or enjoying a live music show or stand-up in its cultural bars. In Sarmiento Park, an entire gastronomic pole, you will find “choripan” carts, beer gardens, steak sandwiches bars and ice-cream parlors.

A little further from the urban center, the Mercado Norte offers a good option to taste seafood, pizzas and Arab “empanadas”. In General Paz neighborhood and Alta Córdoba neighborhood, you can find areas of great tradition and history, characterized by their family atmosphere, wide avenues and tree-lined streets surrounded by large houses, and also by gastronomic locals that offer good design, good music and independent theater.

The northwest area of the city offers gastro-enological experiences where international, signature, regional, and international cuisine, healthy food, wine tasting and cultural events are combined.

Renowned restaurants and bars

In the center of Córdoba city and its traditional neighborhoods, many of the city’s traditional corners are preserved, which are also a significant part of the Córdoba’s history. Its restaurants and bars have their own encyclopedia: while many try to convert to modern times, others keep the essence and the old anecdotes that made them popular classics.

Cult of gastronomy

Córdoba people, like any Argentinian, has a passionate interest in different kinds of meat, from the classic “milanesa” to burgers with its gourmet touch, which is possible to try in traditional restaurants and recognized franchises.