The Province of Cordoba is nicknamed the “heartland of Argentina”, set among the picturesque Sierras de Cordoba foothills. Along with its picturesque rivers, lakes and valleys, the Province of Cordoba is home to colonial-era churches, art galleries and museums.
Things to do in Cordoba
Tour the Cathedral of Cordoba, the oldest church in Argentina to be in continuous service. Admire the magnificent 17th-century architecture that helped make it a National Historic Monument and marvel at the historic frescoes painted by Argentine artists and a crypt where significant historical figures are buried.
Art aficionados should peruse the artwork at the Evita Fine Arts Museum, housed in an opulent Beaux-arts mansion. Marvel at the impressive collection of over 500 prominent works from artists like Picasso, then step inside the sculpture garden to learn the history of these masterpieces.
Travelling with kids? Take a break at Parque Sarmiento, the largest public park in the area. Take a paddle boat out on the lake, feed the ducks, visit the on-site zoo or meander through the picturesque rose garden.
Get outside Cordoba’s city centre to discover the land of gauchos and experience its rural culture and regional traditions. Villa Carlos Paz is the gateway to the beautiful Punilla Valley and is a great place for swimming, kayaking or horseback riding. Those looking for hiking or rock climbing should head to Los Gigantes in the Cordoba Mountains.
Getting around Cordoba
The Province of Cordoba can be accessed by flying into Taravella International Airport, about a 20-minute drive from Cordoba. You can get around on foot or bus in Cordoba’s city centre, but a private car or taxi is best for travelling around the Province of Cordoba.