Museums Tour in Cordoba, Cordoba (Self Guided)

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.
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Museums Tour in Cordoba Map

Guide Name: Museums Tour in Cordoba
Guide Location: Argentina » Cordoba (See other walking tours in Cordoba)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 6
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.2 km
Author: StaceyP
Museo de Ciencias Naturales (Natural Sciences Museum)

1) Museo de Ciencias Naturales (Natural Sciences Museum)

Museo de Ciencias Naturales is located in the former building of the Democracy Forum. The building has an interesting modern architecture, shaped as a snail. It features three circular platforms with exhibition areas. The museum displays a collection of mammals that date from 3 million years ago. Among them are Megatherium, Glyptodonts, and Macrauquenia. It has interactive exhibits and displays world paleontology, geology and megafauna. The museum is open from Monday to Friday 8:00 am- 8:00 pm, closed on Saturday and Sunday.
Caraffa Fine Arts Museum

2) Caraffa Fine Arts Museum (must see)

The Emilio Caraffa Provincial Fine Arts Museum was established as the Provincial Fine Arts Museum by the Province of Córdoba, which commissioned German Argentine architect Juan Kronfuss for its design, in 1915. Built on the western edge of the newly-inaugurated Sarmiento Park, the work of Neoclassical architecture was completed in 1916, and originally included 255 m² and one exhibit hall, the Kronfuss Salon. The Provincial Museum was renamed in honor of local artist Emilio Caraffa, in 1950, and new wings completed in 1962 and 2007 brought the museum's display area to 1,500 m², distributed among nine exhibit halls.

Aside from those of its namesake, the museum maintains paintings and sculptures by other renowned local artists such as Juan Carlos Castagnino, Pablo Curatella Manes, Fernando Fader, Emilio Pettoruti, Lino Enea Spilimbergo, as well as lithographs by Pablo Picasso and paintings by Tsuguharu Foujita and Francisco Goya. The museum also hosts temporary exhibits and includes the provincial art archive and restoration workshop, as well as a library and educational facilities.

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Evita Fine Arts Museum

3) Evita Fine Arts Museum (must see)

The Evita Fine Arts Museum is an art museum in Córdoba housed in the Ferreyra Palace, a Beaux-Arts mansion designed by French architect Ernest Sanson and built between 1912 and 1916 for Dr. Martín Ferreyra, a prominent local physician and surgeon.

Ferreyra chose the spot as a result of the development of the adjacent Sarmiento Park, a 17 hectare (43 acre) space created along what was then Córdoba's eastern edge (New Córdoba) and inaugurated in 1911. Subsequent generations added to the palace's interiors, notably the Imperial Bedroom (Dormitorio Imperio), so named because the furniture was copied by famed cabinetmaker Krieger of Paris, from those used by Napoleon Bonaparte.

The museum maintains 12 exhibit halls, a sculpture garden, library, and an auditorium for 120. Its collection of over 500 works includes those by Emilio Caraffa, Juan Carlos Castagnino, Gustave Courbet, Pablo Picasso, Joaquín Sorolla, Lino Enea Spilimbergo and Ricardo Supisiche, among others. The museum hosts ongoing temporary exhibits, as well.

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Museo de Antropologia (Museum of Anthropology)

4) Museo de Antropologia (Museum of Anthropology)

Museo de Antropologia is an institution of scientific education. Its aim is to collect, preserve and exhibit the culture of humanity and society, ancient and contemporary. The museum is located at the National University of Cordoba, Faculty of Philosophy and Sciences. The museum encourages respect of other cultures and lifestyles in order to enhance and develop cultural heritage.
Museo San Alberto (St. Albert Museum)

5) Museo San Alberto (St. Albert Museum)

Museo San Alberto is a museum located in front of the Jesuit Block. It was initially the place of the Royal Convictorio of Our Lady of Montserrat and the Royal House of Nobles. In the basement of the building was the first printing of the Viceroyalty of Río de la Plata, established by the Jesuits in the 18th century. There are many pieces of art, images, tools, and furniture that recall the Cordoba colonial life.

Opening hours: Monday - Friday: 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Museo Municipal de Bellas Artes Dr Genaro Pérez

6) Museo Municipal de Bellas Artes Dr Genaro Pérez

Museo Municipal de Bellas Artes Dr Genaro Pérez was established in 1943. The design of the building in which the museum is housed was crated by Lanusse and Harry in 1905 in the French style. The museum's permanent collection consists of paintings from the 19th and 20th centuries. There are exhibited works by the greatest Argentinian artists such as Emilio Caraffa, Lucio Fontana and Antonio Berni. The museum is open daily, Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

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.
Shopping Tour in Cordoba

Shopping Tour in Cordoba

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
Religious Tour in Cordoba

Religious Tour in Cordoba

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
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation Walk

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
Cordoba City Walking Tour

Cordoba City Walking Tour

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.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.3 km

Tips for Exploring City on Foot at Your Own Pace

Whether you are in Cordoba for a quick stopover or have a few days to see the city in more detail, exploring it on foot, at your own pace, is definitely the way to go. Here are some tips for you to save money, see the best Cordoba has to offer, take good care of your feet while walking, and keep your mobile device – your ultimate "work horse" on this trip - well fed and safe.

Taking Care of Your Feet

To ensure ultimate satisfaction from a day of walking around the city as big as Cordoba, it is imperative to take good care of your feet so as to avoid unpleasant things like blisters, cold or overheated soles, itchy, irritated or otherwise damaged (cracked) skin, etc. Luckily, these days there is no shortage of remedies to address (and, ideally, to prevent) these and other potential problems with feet. Among them: Compression Socks, Rechargeable Battery-Powered Thermo Socks for Cold Weather, Foot Repair Cream, Deodorant Powder, Shoes UV Sterilizer, and many more that you may wish to find a place in your travel kit for.

Travel Gadgets for Your Mobile Device

Your mobile phone or tablet will be your work horse on a self-guided walk. They offer tour map, guide you from one attraction to another, and provide informative background for the sights you wish to visit. Therefore it is absolutely essential to plan against unexpected power outages in the wrong place at the wrong time, much as to ensure the safety of your device.

For these and other contingencies, here's the list of useful appliances: Portable Charger/External Battery Pack, Worldwide Travel Charger Adapter, Power Converter for International Travel Adapter, and Mobile Device Leash.