Córdoba is Argentina’s second largest city. Downtown you can find the Manzana Jesuítica (Jesuit quarters), declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. While you are there, visit the cathedral, the University of Córdoba (the oldest university in Argentina), the cabildo (town hall), Montserrat College, and the churches of the Compañía de Jesús, San Francisco and San Roque. Hopping nightlife is in the youthful Nueva Córdoba neighbourhood. Close by is Sarmiento Park, the largest park in town, home to the zoo and the fine art museum.
:: Alta Gracia: 35 km from Córdoba city you can find the Jesuit Estancia (World Heritage Site by UNESCO) and the “Che” Guevara House and Museum.
:: Quebrada del Condorito National Park: this v-shaped deep canyon is a protected wildlife area and is great for hiking or condor watching.
:: Los Gigantes: located 90 km north from Córdoba city in the Sierras de Córdoba, these pure granite formations have steep rock walls and are very popular amongst climbers and rappelers.
:: Villa General Belgrano: this picturesque German-influenced town, 90 km south from Córdoba city, has a quaint downtown and an October beer festival.
:: La Cumbre: located 98 km from Cordoba city, it’s a beautiful town due to the rugged mountain landscape, filled with winding roads and big stony English houses. West of La Cumbre is Cuchi Corral, a hill with a vast natural balcony with views over the Río Pinto valley. One of Argentina’s top spots for paragliding!
Tip: you can travel from Córdoba to the gorgeous area of Villa de Merlo (check Cuyo section) in the northeast of the neighboring San Luis Province.