Cordoba is the second largest city in Argentina and is the capital of the Cordoba Province. The city is located in Central Argentina in the foothills of the Sierras Chicas. La Docta, as Cordoba is often called, has a history dating back to 1573 that includes the country's first university. The moderate climate and outdoor attractions created by the mountains and the Río Suquia (Suquía River) combine with the historic structures to make Cordoba a unique tourist destination. You will need to get a car for hire in Cordoba if you plan to see all the sights.
The main tourist attraction in Cordoba is the Jesuit Block which is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Near Plaza San Martín, you will find the Córdoba Cathedral and the Cabildo, which was the colonial administrative building and now has a museum. The block also includes a museum and library in place of what was the ancient rectory of the Universidad Nacional de Córdoba. Assuming you have got a car for rent in Cordoba, you might want to see the lighthouse and the Parque Sarmiento which includes a zoo and lake.
Cordoba offers plenty of spots for aimless shopping, purely for the pleasure of it. The pedestrian walkway at Plaza San Martin is a good place to start. Nueva Cordoba has upscale malls like Patio Olmos and there's also Nuevocentro Shopping near the Sheraton Hotel. For those who like to buy artsy stuff like handicrafts, there are places like the Fructoso Rivera and Paseo de los Artes where tourists can spend countless hours browsing the stalls.
Night owls will want to head out to Villa Carlos Paz by the San Roque Lake for a taste of Vegas style nightlife complete with a casino. For a very cheesy and classic tourist-trap experience, visit Villa Belgrano with its huge beer steins, t-shirts and other junk they peddle to innocent tourists. Maybe they just want a reason to party, but they really do know a thing or two about celebrating Oktoberfest. For adventurous activities like skydiving and paragliding, visit La Cumbre. In fact, you can make an itinerary of it, starting from Cordoba to Villa Belgrano, and then head out on RP 73 via La Calera and Casa Bamba to Carlos Paz. If you are still up to it after a night out in Carlos Paz, you continue on the RN 38 to La Cumbre.
There are five major agencies providing a car rental in Cordoba for visitors. A couple of them are near the Cordoba Airport (COR) on Av. Monseñor Pablo Cabrera. The rest are bunched up in the city and downtown area, with offices at many of the prominent hotels. You can compare all these agencies online, find a good deal and book your vehicle right now, so that there will be no hassles after your reach Cordoba.
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