It’s an old guidebook cliché, but Córdoba really is a fascinating mix of old and new. Where else will you find DJs spinning electro-tango in crowded student bars next to 17th-century Jesuit ruins?
Despite being a whopping 715km away from Buenos Aires, Córdoba is anything but a provincial backwater – in 2006 the city was awarded the hefty title of Cultural Capital of the Americas, and the title fitted like a glove. Four excellent municipal galleries – dedicated to emerging, contemporary, classical and fine art respectively – are within easy walking distance of each other and the city center.
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Argentina - Cordoba & the Cental Sierras (Chapter)
Argentina’s second city bursts with life. Córdoba has a young population that ensures an excellent nightlife and a healthy cultural scene. It also boasts a fascinating history, owing its architectural and cultural heritage to the Jesuits.