Cordoba

Commonly known as La Docta (“The Scholar”), for its emphasis on higher education, Cordoba is Argentina’s second largest city.

Founded in the late 16th century by Spanish explorer Jerónimo Luis de Cabrera, the city rests among the rolling pampas and rocky sierra of central Argentina.

Designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the city’s famed Jesuit Block contains a colonial baroque church and flower-lined courtyards.

The Córdoba Cathedral in Cordoba, Argentina.

The Franciscan Order also built fine chapels in the city center. Argentina’s oldest university was founded here in 1613 by the Jesuit Order.

La Calera and Alta Gracia

Tranquil villages speckle the province, including La Calera and Alta Gracia—the childhood home of Che Guevara.

In the surrounding countryside, some of Argentina’s finest estancias receive guests for day-trips and overnight stays.

Ancient indigenous round brown mask and golden frog sculpture in Argentina

Visitors to La Calera and Alta Gracia enjoy:

  • Polo
  • Horseback Riding
  • Golf
  • Wing Shooting
  • Hiking
  • Biking
  • Tours Of Local Wineries.

By air, Cordoba is 90 minutes from Buenos Aires. Flights from Mendoza take around one hour and forty minutes.

The warmest months are October through March, with highs in the low-90s.

The cooler months of April through September see highs in the mid-80s and lows the 40s.

People on a private horseback tour of an estancia in Cordoba, Argentina.

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