Cordoba City Walking Tour (Self Guided), Cordoba

Cordoba boasts a variety of sights and tourist attractions scattered throughout the city and are very diverse. You can see historic houses, museums and galleries along with some popular wineries and shops. Take this walking tour to visit other sights of Cordoba.
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Cordoba City Walking Tour Map

Guide Name: Cordoba City Walking Tour
Guide Location: Argentina » Cordoba (See other walking tours in Cordoba)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 8
Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.3 Km or 1.4 Miles
Author: StaceyP
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Paseo De Las Artes
  • Casa Tomada
  • Varietal Vinoteca
  • Libertador Theatre
  • Cabildo
  • Plaza San Martin
  • Museo-Casa del Virrey Sobremonte
  • Iglesia Inmaculado Corazon de Maria "Adoratrices"
Paseo De Las Artes

1) Paseo De Las Artes

At Paseo De Las Artes, you can buy or just look at the variety of handicrafts, gifts and souvenirs. You can wander through the labyrinth of stalls for hours. You will see photo frames, lampshades, candles, glass displays and other interesting and beautiful things. Paseo De Las Artes is located in the legendary district of Guemes. Also in this area you can find a large number of antique shops.
Casa Tomada

2) Casa Tomada

Casa Tomada is located on Achaval Rodriguez street, which is well-known for its antique shops and jewelry shops. Casa Tomada is a set of indie shops and bars that are very popular with locals and tourists. There are live performances held with a wide selection of drinks. Here you can find different interesting objects and handicrafts.

Operation Hours: Wednesday, Thursday 5:00 pm- 11:45 pm; Friday- Sunday 5:00 pm- 02:00 am.
Varietal Vinoteca

3) Varietal Vinoteca

Varietal Vinoteca is one of the best Argentinian wine shops in Cordoba, established in 2004. There is a wide variety of wine sold there. The young professionals are working steadily to improve the flavour and the selection of wines. Vinoteca sells only the best wines and is widely known among restaurants and bars.

Operation Hours: Wednesday, Saturday 10:00 am - 1:30 pm; Monday-Tuesday, Thursday-Friday 10:00 am- 1:30 pm, 5:00 pm- 10:00 pm.
Libertador Theatre

4) Libertador Theatre

The Libertador San Martín Theatre is the premier stage theatre, opera house and concert hall in Córdoba. The landmark institution was inaugurated on April 26, 1891, as the Rivera Indarte Theatre. Popularly known as the Teatro de la Calle Ancha ("Broad Street Theatre") during the early 20th century, the grand concert hall was designed for a capacity of 1,000 spectators. Its concert hall featured a rising floor to stage level, made available during the many social balls held there since then. Among the first prominent drama theatre directors to stage productions there was María Guerrero, who popularized the theatre of Spain in Argentina after 1897. Subsequent years saw numerous internationally renowned classical performers, as well, notably Enrico Caruso, Titta Ruffo, Tito Schipa and Arthur Rubinstein.

The theatre additionally houses the Luis de Tejeda and Rafael Grisolía halls, each with capacities of around 100 and mainly reserved for seminars, as well as for the theatre's Youth Orchestra. A museum of the institution's extensive stagecraft collection was organized into the Cristóbal de Aguilar Musical and Theatre Museum in 1970.

The institution was renamed in honor of General José de San Martín in 1950 by order of President Juan Perón on the occasion of the centennial of the Liberator's death.
Sight description based on wikipedia

5) Cabildo (must see)

The Córdoba Cabildo was the colonial town hall of Córdoba. Encinas' cabildo, which included only the Alcalde's office, living quarters and a small jail, was ordered replaced by a larger building in 1749 by the Alcade (Mayor), José Moyano Oscariz. The Governor of Córdoba appointed in 1783, the Marquess of Sobremonte, Rafael Núñez, prioritized the much delayed completion of the new Cabildo. He commissioned Juan Manuel López for the new project, which would feature a significantly larger office space, grand steps, a chapel, a patio, an archway of fifteen columns along the façade, and a covered arcade along the archway for the inclusion of storefronts. The greatly accelerated works were concluded in 1786, and would include the opening of the Santa Catalina Promenade between the cabildo and the recently built Córdoba Cathedral.

Marble cladding and a bell tower were added in 1885, though the latter was removed during the cabildo's restoration in the late 1930s, when numerous historic structures in Argentina were restored to their approximate, original design by having such additions demolished. The city government was relocated to a Renaissance Revivalist structure late in the 19th century, and to a Modernist building in the 1960s. A section of the historic cabildo remained in use by the Provincial Police Department of Information (DDI), however, and during the last dictatorship, this wing was used as one of over 300 detention centers operated by the regime during the Dirty War of the late 1970s.
Sight description based on wikipedia
Plaza San Martin

6) Plaza San Martin (must see)

Plaza San Martin is the most popular square in Cordoba and is located in the heart of the city. This lively place organizes fairs and exhibitions. In the middle of the park there is a statue of the General San Martin. Next to the plaza there is a colonial-style cathedral and a 17th-century cabildo. The plaza dates back to the 1577.
Museo-Casa del Virrey Sobremonte

7) Museo-Casa del Virrey Sobremonte

Museo-Casa del Virrey Sobremonte is located in the district of Lujan on Rosario de Santa-Fe street. It claims to be the most beautiful colonial house in Cordoba. In 1752 this house was the home of Marquis de Sobremonte. It was declared a National Historic Landmark and has great historic importance. The museum includes a chapel and a courtyard, and preserves furniture and objects of great value.
Iglesia Inmaculado Corazon de Maria "Adoratrices"

8) Iglesia Inmaculado Corazon de Maria "Adoratrices"

Iglesia Inmaculado Corazon de Maria "Adoratrices" was widely known also as the church of the Capuchin Fathers. It was constructed and designed in Gothic architectural style by Augusto Ferrari in 1943. All the elements of the facade were completed in different architectural styles. The interior of the church is fantastic, with the sky depicted in the vault which gives a sense of the immensity of the church.

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 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
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
Museums Tour

Museums Tour

Cordoba boasts a number of outstanding museums that are a must-see for each visitor to the city. There are museums about technology and science, fine arts museums and anthropology museums, all of them preserving and exhibiting the country and city's heritage. Take this walking tour to visit some of the most popular museums in Cordoba.

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