Religious Tour in Cordoba, Cordoba (Self Guided)

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.
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Religious Tour in Cordoba Map

Guide Name: Religious Tour in Cordoba
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: 2.2 km
Author: StaceyP
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Iglesia de Santo Domingo

1) Iglesia de Santo Domingo

Iglesia de Santo Domingo was established in 1861 and is located in the heart of the city. It underwent several changes throughout the years. The design of the church is simplified, its façade having features of the Renaissance style. The domes of the temple look with a majestic air over the city.
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Monasterio Santa Catalina de Siena

2) Monasterio Santa Catalina de Siena

Monasterio Santa Catalina de Siena is a monastery and a church in the center of the city. The monastery was established in 1641. Its facade was created in Neoclassical style with features of the Baroque style. At the entrance to the monastery there is a statue of St. Catherine of Siena who is the patron saint of the church.
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Córdoba Cathedral

3) Córdoba Cathedral (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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Iglesia y Convento de las Teresas

4) Iglesia y Convento de las Teresas (must see)

Situated only half a block from Plaza San Martin and in the historic center of Cordoba, the Church of the Teresas features colors, beautiful architecture and a historic heritage that dates back to the early days of the city. The church was founded in 1625. Its design was created by Andrés Blanqui. The convent has seven courtyards, an old chapel and the cemetery.
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Iglesia y Convento San Francisco

5) Iglesia y Convento San Francisco (must see)

Iglesia y Convento San Francisco was built in Neoclassical style. It was founded in 1813 and designed by Juan Manuel Lopez. The church's facade shows its Italian style. The interior is made in Baroque style and ornamented with paintings from the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. The furniture inside the church dates back to the 16th century. The church belongs to the order of the Franciscans which is why the church is so richly decorated.
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Iglesia de San Roque

6) Iglesia de San Roque

Iglesia de San Roque was completed in 1765 and consecrated to San Roque. It has a beautiful facade and features a tower. The temple was built with the help of Bishop Salguero. The interior of the church is adorned with some important works of religious art including a statue of Christ and a carved pulpit.
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Iglesia Nuestra Señora del Pilar

7) Iglesia Nuestra Señora del Pilar (must see)

Iglesia Nuestra Señora del Pilar is a veritable work of art. It dates back to 1738. It is one of the oldest churches in Cordoba and was restored in the last century. The facade was built in classical and colonial styles. The church has its ancient entrance door carved with various interesting elements and features Ionic colonnades.
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Basílica de la Merced

8) Basílica de la Merced

Basílica de la Merced was founded in 1826. The design of the church was completed by Kánepa Bettoli in an Italian style. The basilica has some features from those of Rome and some influences of eclecticism. It was named a basilica in 1926. The basilica is a true masterpiece with the architecture consisting of several styles.

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.
Museums Tour in Cordoba

Museums Tour in Cordoba

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
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
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
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

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.