Introduction to Córdoba
Argentina’s second city is a great place to spend a few days or a few years. The city is culturally gifted, perhaps thanks to the many universities with bases here and the 200,000 students that study in them. The parks here also seem to be better kept up than in other parts of the republic and the nightlife rocks.
And if museums just aren’t your thing, the mountains located just to one side of the city should entertain you for a while. The Sierras de Cordoba are not as high as the more Western Andes, but they do offer great hiking, rock climbing and horseback riding.
Where to stay in Córdoba
How to get to Córdoba
The Pajas Blancas airport (COR) is located 10 km (6 mi) north of the center and has direct flight to Santiago de Chile, Santa Cruz de la Sierra (Bolivia), Porto Alegre (Brazil), and even more recently to Madrid, Spain. More locally there are several daily flights to Aeroparque Jorge Newbery in Buenos Aires and other points in the republic. For more information on Pajas Blancas airport click here.
The bus terminal in Córdoba can be found on Juan Domingo Perón 380 right beside the railroad station and ten blocks from the center Official site.
Many services to Buenos Aires (11 hours), Rosario, Tucumán, Salta and just about anywhere else in the country you would need to go.
FerroCentral offers passenger service twice weekly to and from Buenos Aires. The journey takes twelve hours, or about 2 hours longer than by bus, but the price is cheaper and depending on what class of ticket you buy, the seats could be more comfortable as well. Ticket for all but the sleeper compartment (for 2 passengers) should be booked well in advance. For more info on this service, visit or page on Trains in Argentina.
Taxis come in two flavors in Cordoba, Yellow and Green. The Yellow taxis can be flagged down in the street but you must call for pickup from the green remises.
To board local buses in Cordoba you will need to buy cospeles (tokens) or a bus card.
Things to do in Córdoba
If you are looking for city to settle down for a while, Cordoba is a serious contender. There are enough museums and parks to keep you busy for a couple of weeks, and when you get sick of the city you can head to the nearby sierra where you can easily spend another two weeks. And if you need to brush up on your Spanish, there are many Spanish schools in the center as well.