We refer to a group of seventeenth-century buildings among which are mandatory stop, with a guide, the church of the Company of Jesus, the chapel of Our Lady of Lourdes, the former school address of the University of Cordoba, the current Museum of History and the traditional School of Monserrat.
Tour to Alta Gracia
One of the most famous tours of the city is the one that goes to the city Alta Gracia. The road leads to the monument to the actress Myriam Stefford, icon of Córdoba, and then continues to learn about the rich cultural heritage of the department of Santa María. In High Graces there is, for example, the Tajamar, an old artificial lake built by the Jesuits. It is also home to the Historical Museum Casa del Virrey Liniers, the church of Nuestra Señora de la Merced and the house where Ernesto "Che" Guevara lived. But of course there are more in Alta Gracia: there are the museum of the composer Manuel de Falla and the Grotto of the Virgin of Lourdes; that's not to mention a gastronomy that stays years in the memory.
The Traslasierras Valley and the Mirador de Córdoba
This is beautiful. The tour stops at the picturesque towns of Villa Carlos Paz, San Antonio de Arredondo, Mayu Sumaj Icho Cruz and Cuesta Blanca. Then you have to walk. Go up. You have to walk the so-called Camino de las Altas Cumbres and be amazed by the panoramic views offered by the region. The route has beautiful stops such as the Lágrima del Indio waterfall, the El Cóndor Foundation, the Pampa de Achala and the source of the Mina Clavero River. In the Mina Clavero River there is a spa named Los Elefantes and a peculiar shopping center. Then the path continues through Villa Cura Brochero and through the church where the famous gaucho priest preached. We continue through the Ñuños hills and the Rocsen Multifaceted Museum, inescapable places in the province of Córdoba. The way back is no less exciting because it offers views of the Estación Terrena and the National Observatory.
The Sierras Chicas
The Sierras Chicas are a mountain range that belongs to the famous Sierras de Córdoba. The natives called the place Viarava. The tour that leads to these summits passes through La Calera, a town full of historical monuments. Then we must continue through several towns full of color and candor, located at the foot of the Sierras Chicas. The road continues to the tourist stop Río Ceballos, located at the foot of Cerro Ñu Porá. At the top of which the figure of Christ is sighted. Later you have to go to the famous La Quebrada and the Provincial Water Reserve.
The Punilla Valley
In past centuries this was a place of passage. Today it is one of the great tourist attractions of Argentina. To get to the Punilla Valley there is a tour that first passes through La Caleral, the Hydroelectric Power Plant and the Paredón di San Roque, the largest in the province. The next stop is Cosquín, national capital of folklore. But it does not end there. The Punilla Valley has everything to do. Options include lift in chairlift, walk through the old European-style mansions and other walks.
Tour for the Jesuit legacy
Those who are interested in history should do this tour. It begins in Colonia Caroya, a place inhabited by descendants of Italians from the south and famous for its artisanal salamis. In Colonia Caroya you also have to visit the Casa de Caroya Jesuit Estancia, where the students of the Monserrat School used to vacation. Then you have to go to Jesús María, famous for the festival Doma y Folclore. There is the estancia San Isidro Labrador, a wine pioneer in the region. The walk continues through the historic post of Sinsacate and the place of Barranca Yaco, before arriving at the baroque Santa Catalina ranch. However, it does not stay in Colonia Caroya, but this tour also passes through the towns of Ascochinga, La Granja, Villa Animi, Agua de Oro, Salsipuedes and Río Ceballos.
The Villa Carlos Paz
This tourist city is inside the Punilla Valley, right next to the San Roque. You have to enjoy it as something separate for its qualities. In fact, it is considered one of the most important tourist centers in Argentina. In addition, it is the favorite summer destination for families in the region. It is the epicenter of the rally in Argentina. Also extreme sports related to river water. The tour that takes Carlos Paz passes through the emblematic residential neighborhoods, the Cu-Cu clock, the alfajores factory and a complex with a chairlift.
The valley of Calamuchita
This is a 10-hour tour to get in touch with the beauty of Creation. The Valley is in the Sierras de Córdoba. Visitors can see the circuit of the Great Lakes, its dense forests and its coniferous and deciduous. It is a special place for water sports such as diving or windsurfing. There is also place for mountaineering.
It is one of the tourist stops par excellence of Cordoba. His story is recent, but not for that poor. It is a commune that was founded by a German family around 1934, initially as a place to vacation. Today, thousands of tourists go every year attracted by its traditions, its beautiful waterfall - called by the Germans almbach, the stream of the hill - and its forests.
The curious thing about Córdoba is that the tourism experiences it offers seem to be increasing. Every day new adventure opportunities are discovered, new causes to make their way from the center of Argentina to where the eyes first arrive and then the feet.