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Cordoba in General

Cordoba is Argentina's second largest city. Though it is only 700 km (435 miles) away from Buenos Aires, it may as well be a world away. Less hurried, less crowded, considerably cheaper and pleasantly laid back. Cordoba doesn't usually rank high on most tourist's radars, and truthfully, it should.

Cordoba as a base

I used Cordoba as a base from which to explore other sights in the province. it is a useful springboard for seeing the historic Jesuit estancias, the low sierras to the west of the city, the higher mountains. I was crazed to see Argentina's newest national park, Quebrada del Condorito, more than anything else to see the condor. (see my Villa Carlos Paz tips for that)

Transportation connections to the rest of Argentina are excellent as Cordoba is right in the center of the country.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:the historic center, great museums
  • Cons:very hot at midday
  • In a nutshell:laid back lovely city
  • Intro Updated Oct 12, 2012
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  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Jul 13, 2013 at 3:28 PM

    Good idea to take a walking tour of historic Córdoba. I took similar walking tours in southern France last fall, in Marseille and Toulon. Both of these were organized by the local city tourist offices, and both were very informative. (Both were in French.)

  • LoriPori's Profile Photo
    Nov 5, 2012 at 3:46 AM

    Cordoba does look to be a good base, esp for transportation to other places.

  • DAO's Profile Photo
    Oct 8, 2012 at 1:55 PM

    Next time I'm here, I would like to drive here. I see they also have a memorial. All the best!

  • lmkluque's Profile Photo
    Sep 30, 2012 at 9:37 AM

    It seems fitting that I should visit your Córdoba page on the city's feast day!
    I see what you mean Val, about the out-of-the-way places, this seems a charming city to visit. Thanks for the tour.

  • yooperprof's Profile Photo
    Aug 28, 2012 at 8:16 AM

    I guess one should try to visit Cordoba in the winter - maybe June or July?

    • GentleSpirit's Profile Photo
      Aug 28, 2012 at 9:52 AM

      yes, that would be a good time. I went in Spring- late october/nov and it was fine. of course in june/july a ticket from here would cost you much more

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