Second only to Buenos Aires in terms of population, the city of Córdoba is an enthralling mix of old and new and a gateway to the northwest – a stirring Andean landscape of rolling grasslands, deep amber canyons and vast salt lakes.
Córdoba & surrounds
Córdoba was founded in the 16th century when the Spanish settler Jeronimo Luis de Cabrera was tasked with forming a settlement in the Punilla Valley and it has grown steadily ever since. In the Old Town you'll find Argentina's oldest cathedral, which is distinct for its extraordinary mishmash of 17th- and 18th-century architectural styles. Here, too, is Argentina's oldest university, the National University of Córdoba, which the Jesuits established in the 17th century, and today gives the city a youthful vivacity. And, on its outskirts, charming estancia's dot the countryside, offering authentic gaucho experiences and a welcome break from the bustle of town.
Estancia Los Potreros, Cordoba