Cordoba, Argentina’s second city, has a wealth of activities for anyone visiting the area. Whether city vibes are your thing or you’re looking to immerse yourself in nature, Cordoba has it all in spades. We take a look at the best things to do in and around Cordoba.
A popular haunt of college students who proliferate in Cordoba, Nueva Cordoba is the city’s heartbeat. Marcelo T. Alvear is the go-to street for the most vibrant nightlife – revelers party into the wee hours, downing glasses of Fernet and Coke, a staple of the Cordobese nocturnal scene.
Cordoba’s hippest neighborhood has some of the best bars and restaurants in the city. Stroll around in the evening to get a flavor for the area, then dip into one of the many quaint alleys to check out the culinary wares on offer.
Villa Carlos Paz
This idyllic town is a tourist haven for those looking to experience both the urban settlements and natural beauty of the Cordobese countryside. Situated on the shores of the San Roque lake, Villa Carlos Paz is less than 40km from Cordoba and boasts incredible lakes, rivers and hills – perfect for some light outdoor activity.
Villa General Belgrano
This quaint mountain town was founded in 1930 by two German agriculturalists and has a distinctly Alpine feel. Known for its Bavarian architecture and German influence, it is a popular stop on the tourist trail in the countryside surrounding Cordoba and well worth a day trip.
This quiet town garnered fame for being a safe haven for anyone with respiratory or pulmonary ailments due to its pure and fresh air. Now it is more renowned for the National Folklore Festival it hosts annually, drawing over 100,000 people each year.
One of the more legendary locations around Cordoba, the Uritorco Hill has become a thing of lore due to reported paranormal activity in the area. UFO sightings, secret portals to other dimensions, magnetic energy fields all fight for the title of the most bizarre happening on the hill. A must-visit for any mystic.
Capilla del Monte
A small town in the Sierras Chicas mountain range in the Cordobese countryside, Capilla Del Monte is the local stronghold and hub for anyone wanting to visit the Uritorco Hill. There are many other features of natural beauty to be explored from the town, such as the Calabalumba River and the El Zapato rock formation.
This local mountain range runs parallel to the Andes but is a lot more hospitable. Clusters of rolling hills and valleys hide rivers and streams, and the Sierras offer everything an outdoor enthusiast can want. Rent a car and discover the wonders the Sierras Grandes have to share.