Place Córdoba

Córdoba is a city in central Argentina, in the foothills of the Sierras Chicas on the Suquía River, about 700 km northwest of the Buenos Aires. It is the capital of Córdoba Province and the second most populous city in Argentina after Buenos Aires, with about 1.3 million inhabitants according to the 2010 census. It was founded on 6 July 1573 by Jerónimo Luis de Cabrera, who named it after Córdoba, Spain. It was one of the early Spanish colonial capitals of the region that is now Argentina . The National University of Córdoba is the oldest university of the country and the seventh to be inaugurated in Spanish America. It was founded in 1613 by the Jesuit Order. Because of this, Córdoba earned the nickname La Docta .
Córdoba has many historical monuments preserved from Spanish colonial rule, especially buildings of the Catholic Church. The most recognizable is perhaps the Jesuit Block , declared in 2000 as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO which consists of a group of buildings dating from the 17th century, including the Colegio Nacional de Monserrat and the colonial university campus. The campus belongs today to the historical museum of the National University of Córdoba, which has been the second-largest university in the country since the early 20th century , in number of students, faculty, and academic programs.

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Atlas Obscura 2018
Argentina’s Eiffel Wheel

Discover Rueda Eiffel in Córdoba, Argentina: An intriguing antique iron Ferris wheel that most locals are sure was designed by Gustave Eiffel.

World Heritage Site 2000
Jesuit Block and Estancias of Córdoba

The Jesuit Block in Córdoba, heart of the former Jesuit Province of Paraguay, contains the core buildings of the Jesuit system: the university, the church and residence of the Society of Jesus, and the college. Along with the five estancias, or f…

Atlas Obscura 2018
Hotel Edén

Discover Hotel Edén in La Falda, Argentina: This magnificent abandoned hotel has long been haunted by its Nazi past.

Brutalism 1960
Escuela Superior de Comercio Manuel Belgrano

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