The city of Córdoba is almost in the middle of Argentina, for which reason it is called the ‘Heartland of Argentina.’ It is located deep in the foothills of the Sierras Chicas on the Suquía River, 700 km northwest of Buenos Aires. It is at the confluence of the northern tips of Chile, Santiago and Buenos Aires and was founded by Jerónimo Luis de Cabrera, on July 6, 1573 and named after the city by the same name in Spain. Its long and strong colonial history blends with modern economic growth, making it the nerve center for the automobile and tourism industries.
Some interesting tourist attractions here are:
• The Roman Catholic Church buildings, particularly the Jesuit Block that is a UNESCO-declared World Heritage Site. It comprises a few 17th century buildings, including the Montserrat School and the museum of the Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, the second largest university in the country after Buenos Aires since the beginning of the last century. • Cordoba’s various parks, such as the El Parque Sarmiento, where you can walk around the park and enjoy yourself at the adjoining zoo, Greek theater, lake, swimming pool, amusement area, etc. • You can also visit Cordoba’s casino at Carlos Paz, on the coast of San Roque Lake.
You can also take day trips to nearby places like Cerro de Pan Azúcar; the resort of La Falda; Capilla Nuestra Señora del Rosario de Candonga, the colonial chapel, among many others.