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.

Enjoy the pictures.

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During the day the Jesuit block makes you feel like an ant

 

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Teatro del Libertador General San Martín, Cordoba

 

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Feel tiny yet?

 

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Walking along the Jesuit block at night is sublime

 

 

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Leon Kaye

Leon Kaye is the founder and editor of GreenGoPost.com. Based in California, he is a business writer and consultant. His work is has also appeared on Triple Pundit , The Guardian's Sustainable Business site and has appeared on Inhabitat and Earth911. His focus is making the business case for sustainability and corporate social responsibility. He's pictured here in Qatar, one of the Middle East countries in which he takes a keen interest because of its transformation into a post-oil economy. Other areas of interest include sustainable development in The Balkans, Brazil and Korea. He was a new media journalism fellow at the International Reporting Project, for which he covered child survival in India during February 2013. Contact him at leon@greengopost.com. You can also reach out via Twitter (@LeonKaye) and Instagram (GreenGoPost). As of October 2013, he now lives and works in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.