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About Cordoba

Cordoba sits right in the heart of Argentina, below the hills of the Sierras Chicas and besides the wide Suquía River. We’ve selected the best places to stay in Cordoba from which to soak it all in, whether you want tto stay in the centre of town, or perhaps perfer a charming estancia in the surrounding countryside.

Capital of the province, the city is renowned for its university which is the oldest in the country. It’s no wonder then that the city’s nickname is La Docta, or ‘the learned one’.

Testaments to the city’s rich history are littered throughout the picturesque and prestigious architecture. Most notably perhaps is the Jesuit Block, a stunning set of buildings that have earnt UNESCO World Heritage status.

And if it’s a lively night life you’re after, look no further! Being a university city it’s hardly surprising that there are plenty of spots to keep you entertained throughout the night. Don’t forget though that universities have holidays, and in these holidays Cordoba feels a whole lot quieter.

Temperatures and rainfall are both highest between November to March. April to October are drier and temperatures a little cooler, ranging between high and low teens Celcius

What not to miss:

  • Iglesia de Los Capuchinos is a breathtaking gothic cathedral and a great example of the city’s spectacular architecture.

  • Paseo de las Artes is a fantastic market where local artisans show off their craftsmanship. Leather and jewellery are both popular products here and there are also a number of great restaurants for when you’re shopped out!

  • A two hour trip out of Cordoba, go for a hike around Los Gigantes. The beautiful mountains have many stunning rivers and lakes to explore and are well worth a visit.

And for the best places to stay in Cordoba:

For contemporary style

  • Sacha Mistol Art Hotel surrounds a central courtyard and the diversely decorated walls are any artist’s dream! Nestled within the city center, the hotel also has a great little plunge pool to cool off in.

For luxury

  • Azur Real Hotel is a converted industrial building that enjoys fantastic views over the picturesque Jesuit block. Conveniently located in the city centre, the hotel boasts contemporary and comfortable rooms and a great rooftop pool.

Out of town

  • Estancia El Colibri is a luxury lodge to the north of the city, offering a peaceful oasis, but also a myriad of activities from horse-riding to birdwatching and trekking. Traditional elegance is the name of the game here.

Travel Information

  • Cordoba airport is 9km from the city. You can fly here from major airports around South America.

  • Best time to visit - Cordoba is a year round destination, but if you want to get the best of the weather, aim to visit between March and May or August and October, when there is little rain and it is not too hot or too cold!

  • If you wish to hire a car for your visit, check out the options with our online partner, Holiday Autos.

Still not sure which to book?

  1. Browse our list of the best places to stay in Cordoba,

  2. expand your search to include our Mendoza recommendations,

  3. or contact a friendly guru for advice.

Best Hotels in Cordoba

  • Sacha Mistol Art Hotel 9 rooms from $89

    Cordoba (entre Av Colón y Santa Rosa)

    A hip contemporary hotel in the heart of Córdoba. Lively decorated rooms have eye catching feature walls, parquet flooring and crisp white linen. A central courtyard holds a well proportioned plunge pool. With close proximity to many of the city's main attractions it's an ideal base.

    Local exploring  -  A stylish hotel in the heart of Córdoba and within close proximity to many of its sights.
    Sights nearby  -  Wander through the World Heritage Site of the Jesuit Block and Estancias.
    Restrictions on children  -  An adult only hotel.
    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor/outdoor
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  • Azur Real Hotel 15 rooms from $120

    Cordoba

    A chic converted industrial building, boasting views over the Jesuit block. Contemporary rooms are cleanly designed with soft hues, parquet flooring and sharp lines. A rooftop swimming pool offers a tranquil sanctum from the bustling city. Just steps from many of Córdoba main attractions. Fabulous.

    City Style  -  A cool contemporary hotel housed in a century-old townhouse filled with art and fashionable furnishings.
    Sights nearby  -  Walking distance from San Martín Square, the Cathedral and the Historical Cabildo.
    Local markets  -  Look for handicrafts at the Feria Artesanal.
    Spa
    Recommended by  -  Tablet, Kiwi Collection
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  • Estancia El Colibri 10 rooms from $490

    Cordoba (Santa Catalina, Jesus María)

    A small luxury lodge set in stunning countryside. High vaulted ceilings and large windows create an airy, atmospheric space. Rooms have light parquet flooring, antique styled furniture and chintz fabrics. Find superb home-cooked Argentine fare, perfect to return to after a day in the saddle. Bliss.

    Country Escape  -  A truly authentic rural Argentine experience from the home-cooked food to the horses.
    Birdwatching  -  This area is filled with birds and other wildlife- head off on a nature walk and observe.
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
    Recommended by  -  Relais & Chateaux, Tablet, Kiwi Collection
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