[S]mack dab in the middle of Argentina, lies the university town of Cordoba.
Unlike Rosario, it was immediately apparent there's a lot to do in Cordoba, beyond a day trip to visit the childhood home of Che Guevara in nearby Alta Gracia.
For starters, Argentina's second largest city features the Jesuit Block, which is made up of historic churches, as well as university buildings and residences. In 2000, the Jesuit Block was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Being that it's a city filled with college students from all over Argentina, there's a palpable sense of youth culture present, in addition to all the restaurants, bars, and dance clubs that cater to students.
Add to that dozens of museums and parks, and it felt like a very livable city. If I were to return to live in Argentina, I'd pick Cordoba over Buenos Aires.
If you have to pick a place to live in Argentina for a year, which city would you choose? Why?
Dave is the Founder and Editor in Chief of Go Backpacking and Feastio. He's been to 66 countries and lived in Colombia and Peru. Read the full story of how he became a travel blogger.
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Friday 12th of April 2013
Nice pictures, glad you enjoyed Córdoba. I'd like to correct something, if you don't mind. That circle sculpture installation was made to celebrate Argentina's bicentennial in 2010. Córdoba is actually an older city, being founded in 1573.
Sunday 14th of April 2013
Hi Flor, thanks for the correction. I'm going to fix the caption. I knew somewhere in the back of my mind Cordoba was much older, as I shared a picture of the Iglesia de la Compania de Jesus above, which dates back to the mid 17th century :)
Sunday 7th of April 2013
Wow, the photos are all stunning. We haven’t been to Argentina yet but definitely on our bucket list, your photos have us more excited about going, thanks for posting!
Friday 29th of March 2013
Currently, we're staying in Buenos Aires for a while, having come from the south. In considering where to go next, we had almost written off Cordoba as 'another big city', and thought of going straight north and on to Bolivia. Perhaps we will have to reconsider!
Saturday 30th of March 2013
If you decide to head to Cordoba, I'd also recommend visiting Mendoza, which I actually liked a little bit more on account of all the wine tours you can do!
Andi of My Beautiful Adventures
Friday 29th of March 2013
The churches are so gorgeous!
Thursday 28th of March 2013
would definitely be cordoba. i loved this city (was there in 2010 and will be back this November)