Cordóba’s Majestic Architecture a Stunning Contrast to the Pampas
Cordóba is one of my favorite cities in Argentina and constantly tugged at my heart strings while I visited several years ago. The country’s second largest city is an important education center and a gateway to stunning nature and lovely towns such as Alta Gracia.
What I loved most about Cordóba was the architecture in the city center. The Jesuit Block (or Jesuit Quarter), a UNESCO Heritage Site. Dating back to the 17th century, this massive complex was the basis of the Jesuit education system in Argentina. Today they soar in timeless splendor during the day and offer a soft glow as they are illuminated at night. Walking along Cordóba’s streets at night, I fell in love with these stately city blocks. I also fell in love with the local empanadas--a local variation that had ground beef with just a touch of sugar. In sum, Cordóba offered me just about the best travel sensory experience ever.
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