Córdoba and Environs: Places to Explore

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Capilla del Monte

Shop windows filled with New Age books and T-shirts proclaiming close encounters of the third kind let you know that Capilla del Monte is synonymous with the out-of-this-world activity at nearby Cerro Uritorco, Argentina's number one UFO-spotting location. Locals are also proud of the calle techada (roofed street), which is just what it sounds like: in the 1970s the residents found themselves without a gallery for an upcoming photography exhibition, so they built a roof over part of the main drag. It was such a hit that it's never been dismantled. On one end of the street is a square where a small crafts market is held on weekends. Unusual area rock formations and several national parks make hiking one of the main activities here.

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