Córdoba is a fascinating mix of old and new. Where else would you find DJs spinning electro-tango in crowded student bars next to 17th century Jesuit ruins?
In 2006, Córdoba was designated Cultural Capital of the Americas, and the title fits the city perfectly. Four excellent municipal galleries – dedicated to emerging, contemporary, classical and fine arts respectively – are within easy walking distance of each other and the city center. The alternative film scene is alive and kicking. Young designers and artisans exhibit their stuff at a weekend crafts market that sprawls for blocks and is one of the best in the country. And if all this action is too much for you, quaint little mountain villages are a short bus ride away.
Cordoba is a culturally rich city with relevant Jesuit heritage. On top of the natural beauty of this region, the cultural diversity and developed economy, it is the warmth and hospitality of its people what makes of Cordoba such an attractive city.
Walking city tour: Since Córdoba has pedestrian zones in most of its downtown area the best way of getting to know it is by walking it! All the Historic Center has been renovated and beautifully lit.
Milonga night: As well as Buenos Aires, Córdoba is known for its quality “milongas”. It is a very relaxed and open atmosphere, where anyone can give it a try and feel like a sexy tango dancer.
Manzana Jesuítica: Visitors can go back to colonial times when walking along the block on which the "Iglesia de la Compañía", the Rectorado and the Colegio Monserrat are located. University students bring life to the nearby bars and create a cheerful atmosphere in the heart of the city.
Paseo del Buen Pastor: This “Paseo” used to be a women’s jail but now, after a complete makeover, it is a mecca for high end restaurants, avant-garde shopping, and a city owned modern art gallery. Being in the center of the trendy club district, it is a deliberately romantic space with benches and cafes, both indoors and out.
Barrio Güemes: Visit the crafts and antiques fair and the little galleries around the fair with art and local designers clothing. By the end of the afternoon, there are nice bars and pubs to share a good time with friends.
Going out clubbing: You can find different night clubs in every neighbourhood around the city; each one with its own style. However most of them are in 2 areas: Nueva Córdoba and the Chateau Carreras neighbourhood. A good number of students choose the first zone because it is cheaper and nearer to their apartments.