There have been cabildos (town councils) here since 1588, but the current building dates from 1749 and has housed prison cells, shops and the mayor's office, among other things, over the years. Currently there are mainly offices and businesses inside.

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1. Museo de la Ciudad

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The restored cabildo (town council) building, completed in 1785, contains three interior patios, as well as basement cells. All are open to the public as…

2. Plaza San Martín

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Córdoba’s lovely and lively central plaza dates from 1577. Its western side is dominated by the white arcade of the restored cabildo (town council)…

3. Iglesia Catedral

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The construction of Córdoba’s cathedral began in 1577 and dragged on for more than two centuries under several architects, including Jesuits and…

4. Museo de la Memoria

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A chilling testament to the excesses of Argentina’s military dictatorship, this museum occupies a space formerly used as a clandestine center for…