Why visit Cordoba?

Beautiful Cordoba, in Argentina, offers wonderful historical tours as well as the unforgettable opportunity to meet a gaucho at an estancia.

At the heart of Argentina lies the Cordoba province where the country’s second-largest city of Cordoba resides. Tucked away in the foothills of the Sierras Chicas, this charming city was founded in 1573. It houses Argentina’s oldest university that dates back to 1613 and many historical monuments such as the Jesuit Block, which has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The surrounding landscapes are characterised by low mountains interspersed by rivers and streams. It is here that you will find rustic estancias, Argentina’s cattle stations that are manned by roughened gauchos. A visit to an estancia will give you a true glimpse into the rural lifestyle of Argentina.

Why Visit?

  • There’s no better way to truly immerse yourself in one of Argentina’s most prized cultural traditions than by spending a few days on an estancia. You’ll get a glimpse of the everyday life of the rough and tumble gauchos and will be surrounded by the rugged beauty of the Cordoba countryside.
  • This destination is perfect for spectacular horseback journeys.
  • A visit to the Jesuit Estancias, which is a UNESCO World Heritage site, is a must.
  • Cordoba is steeped in history, be sure to stop at the Iglesia Catedral, where construction began in 1580 and carried on for more than two centuries. Other noteworthy destinations are the Museo de la Memoria and the Manzana Jesuitica.
  • Spend an afternoon milling about in the lively Plaza San Martin.
  • Catch a performance at the Teatro del Libertador General San Martin, the country’s most historic theatre.


Summer (November to March)
The average temperature of 27°C/80°F

Winter (May to August)
Average temperature of 19°C/66°F


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