Córdoba is a wonderful town in Argentina with picturesque colonial houses and churches. The city was founded on
July the 6th, 1573 by Jerónimo Luis de Cabrera, who named it Córdoba de la Nueva Andalucía in honor of
Cordoba in Spain. It was one the first Spanish colonial capitals of the region and is now the second largest city
Nicknamed The City of Bells (Ciudad de las Campanas) for the many churches and La Docta for the important universities, Córdoba has many historical monuments left over from the colonial era. At the Plaza San Martín square is the Jesuit Cathedral whose altar is made of stone and silver from Potosi. Every ornament inside is made of gold and the roof is all painted with different images from the Bible. Next to the church the Cabildo (colonial government house).
The most important historic area is perhaps the Jesuit Block (Manzana Jesuítica), declared in 2000 as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. It is a block of buildings dating from the 17th century, including the Montserrat School, the University (today the historical museum of the Universidad Nacional de Córdoba) and the church of the Society of Jesus.
Attractions of Córdoba
Manzana Jesuitica (Jesuit Block)
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