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SrGoJoy Oct 5th, 2010 02:42 PM

Cordova, Argentina
What are some interesting things to do in or around Cordova, Argentina on day trips? My husband will be wing hunting for three days near Cordova and I wanted to see more of the area. We will be there in late Oct. Any ideas on the weather? Thanks , SrGoJoy

teach2travel Oct 6th, 2010 05:45 AM

I'll be there next week. I'll report in when I get back>

SrGoJoy Oct 7th, 2010 03:16 PM

Thank you. I will look forward to your reply


travelme Oct 9th, 2010 03:11 AM

I know this probably sound picky but the city is spelled with a "b" so its Cordoba and not with a v.
I was there a couple of years ago and enjoyed my stay. Try to get to Villa Belgrano(I think that's the name)which is the birthplace of Che Quevara. Cordoba has a very colonial feel to it and is very different than BA. The weather should be pleasant.

avrooster Oct 9th, 2010 07:32 AM

This probably sounds picky, but the last name of the late well-known Cuban/Argentine marxist revolutionary nicknamed "el Ché" is Guevara, with a "G", not a "Q".

Have a great time in Córdoba while your husband is dove-shooting, SrGoJoy.

travelme Oct 10th, 2010 06:29 AM

Not at all picky in the least. Its absolutely true! Guevara it is. I stand corrected and am laughing my pompis off!

avrooster Oct 10th, 2010 08:45 AM

Had to ask Google about "pompis" and I am ROTFLMAO too!

gail Oct 10th, 2010 09:45 AM

teach2travel - were you there for Oktoberfest? Did you see my daughter (she would be the blond American with 3 other blond friends - probably drinking way too much beer). If you did, I hope you told her that she better be spending some of her study abroad time actually studying.

RedStater Oct 11th, 2010 02:19 PM

Travelme, Guevara was born in Rosario. There's a commemorative plate on the apartment building in which he is said to have been born. I saw it, but I don't remember the exact location. I bicycled across Argentina in early 2009 and spent a few days in Rosario.

Alta Gracia, not Villa General Belgrano, has a rather interesting Guevara museum, situated in one of Che's boyhood homes. It's worth a couple of hours - make sure to see the film that they run periodically throughout the day. It's right next to a hostel/bar whose name escapes me, but was a lot of fun.

Gail - I'll betcha your daughter is/was in Belgrano for Oktoberfest - it's certainly where I would have gone for that event. VGB is sort of a kitschy, German-themed resort town just SW of Cordoba, very touristy. Lots of German-themed bars and restaurants along the main drag. I understand that it derives its German association from being where the Argentinean government of the time settled the interned sailors from the German pocket battleship Graf Spee, sunk in the Plata in '39. Many of them stayed on after the war. The place is very popular with Argie tourists in the season - pretty expensive for Argentina, too, IIRC.

gail Oct 11th, 2010 08:48 PM

Yes - she was there for a day and then spent the rest of a long weekend in Cordoba. She described it as the biggest frat party she has ever been to. Glad she got to go and survived - including the 10 hour bus ride and stay in hostel. (Many more adventures than I had at age 20 and the cost I am paying for teaching her to love travel as a kid)

RedStater Oct 12th, 2010 04:40 AM

@ Gail,

Sounds like a blast! She's acquiring experiences and memories that will last her throughout her life. Wish I'd had a supportive parent like you when I was that age.

teach2travel Oct 19th, 2010 03:16 PM

I found Cordoba to be quite lovely. I took two nice excursions. One was a city tour that was a good overview. The other one was a full day out to see the Jesuit estancias. Both were arranged Viajes Nativos. Beyond that the center of the city has a big pedestrian area and lovely shops and restaurants.

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