CordobaFebruary 23 in Argentina
Cordoba is the second largest city in Argentina. Our Airbnb was in a leafy suburb ~15 minutes outside the city and the apartment was huge. We had an entire room with a garden outside where we could do yoga. So nice!
The downtown was a little gritty, but had some beautiful old buildings and Jesuit churches. We also enjoyed one of the best meals we’ve had in several years at El Papagayo – a small restaurant in a narrow, converted alley. Beautiful, fresh and creative food. The wine pairings with local wines and a cider was also incredible.
Outside of the city, we visited the Che Guevera museum set in his childhood home and another world heritage site of a Jesuit church and estancia (farm) in Alta Gracia. We also took a scenic drive through mountains, streams and a large lake to Villa General Belgrano, a town founded by a couple of Germans in the ‘30s. In 1940, some German sailors deserted their ship (they apparently sunk their boat off the coast and fled here after the Battle of the River Plate) and settled here. Today, the town is known for homemade beer and Bavarian architecture.Read more