Córdoba Cathedral, Cordoba

Córdoba Cathedral, Cordoba (must see)

The Córdoba Cathedral is the central church of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Córdoba, and the oldest church in continuous service in Argentina. Construction on the original church, the Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de la Asunción began in 1598. Its early works were planned by architect Nicolás de Dios, public works director Gregorio Ferreira, and master mason Juan Rodríguez, who employed mostly indigenous artisans and laborers. Beams and rafters were planned by Mateo Domínguez, and Hernando Álvarez designed and oversaw installation of the roof's 30,000 mission tiles.

Much of the initial structure was lost in a 1677 collapse. The incomplete church was inaugurated in 1709. Further additions included the cupola, designed by Franciscan Friar Vicente Muñoz, the Spanish Baroque façade and the Neoclassical portico were designed in 1729 by Italian architect Andrea Blanqui. The cathedral was consecrated by Bishop José Antonio de San Alberto in 1784, and the twin campaniles were completed in 1787. The cathedral is separated from the Córdoba Cabildo by the Santa Catalina Promenade.

The ornate interior, overlooked by the sterling silver altar crafted in Colonial Peru, also includes a church tabernacle donated to the cathedral in 1804, as well as an extensive collection of silver and gold votive offerings. The interior was later decorated with frescoes and murals painted in the early years of the 20th century by Emilio Caraffa, Carlos Camilloni, and Manuel Cardeñosa; a cast iron monument, Cristo Redentor was installed above the portico in 1901.
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Córdoba Cathedral on Map

Sight Name: Córdoba Cathedral
Sight Location: Cordoba, Argentina (See walking tours in Cordoba)
Sight Type: Religious
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Walking Tours in Cordoba, Argentina

Create Your Own Walk in Cordoba

Create Your Own Walk in Cordoba

Creating your own self-guided walk in Cordoba is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Cordoba Shopping Tour

Cordoba Shopping Tour

Argentina is well-known for its leather goods throughout the world, but Cordoba is known for its shops that sell a variety of handicrafts made by the local artisans, in addition to leather items. There are also gift shops where you will be able to buy a souvenir to take back home. Take this walking tour to drop in on some of the most interesting shops in Cordoba.

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.7 Km or 1.7 Miles
Cordoba Introduction Walking Tour

Cordoba Introduction Walking Tour

Capital of the eponymous Argentinean province, Córdoba is famous for its colonial-era architecture. The key landmark here is undoubtedly Plaza San Martín flanked by neo-baroque Córdoba Cathedral. To appreciate these and other beauties of Córdoba, follow this orientation walk and enjoy!

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.4 Km or 2.1 Miles
Top Religious Sites

Top Religious Sites

The city of Cordoba has many places of worship of different faiths and denominations, including Catholic churches, synagogues and mosques. The central masterpiece of the city is the Cordoba Cathedral, standing majestically in the very heart of the city. Take this tour to get acquainted with the religious life in Cordoba.

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.2 Km or 1.4 Miles