The Cathedral and the bells
Touring traditionally-religious Córdoba will eventually lead you to the magnificent church bells at Nuestra Señora de la Asunción Cathedral, whose construction began in 1580. The tour is a comprehensive overview of the most important churches found in Cordoba's historic old town, including Santa Teresa, Santa Catalina, Santo Domingo and the Basilica of La Merced.
A journey into the past... discover the work and art of the Jesuit order in Latin America, visiting, among others, the "Jesuit Block", declared World Cultural Heritage Site by UNESCO, located in Córdoba's Historic Center. Walk down Trejo Street towards the most emblematic buildings reminiscent of the Jesuits' arrival in Córdoba in 1599, turned into the heart of teaching, gospel and their missionary work.
The tour will lead us to Bishop Fray José Antonio de San Alberto Museum, where visitors can admire the famous Jesuit printing press, the singular belfry and crypt with the ossuary, among other sights and collections. On Caseros Street we find another Jesuit treasure: the Chapel, an exquisite sanctuary whose construction was apparently completed in 1668. Then you reach the La Compañía de Jesús Church. Its construction dates from 1640. Between Rivera Indarte and the busy Avenida Colón rises a Jesuit crypt of the old novitiate, which dates back to the early 18th century, rediscovered almost by chance in 1989.
Saints walked the streets of Córdoba, but today, they are mostly unknown. These fascinating stories will emerge as you walk to Santa Catalina de Siena cloister, Santo Domingo Church, La Compañía Church and Santa Teresa cloisters. San Francisco Solano, Santa Rosa de Lima, San Martín de Porres and Santo Toribio de Mogrovejo, although they did not live in these lands, left their spiritual mark. The Jesuit martyrs, Cura Brochero and his famous Creole speeches, are also part of the adventure, recalling the city's foundation and the Tejeda family, with the adventures and misadventures of the first Argentine poet.
The Good Shepherd
On this cultural tour, learn about the religious orders whose role was crucial to the history of Córdoba and Argentina. Some arrived with the first Conquistadors, to preach the Gospel in the new lands. Other came after independence, contributing to the progress and development of the modern city. The tour takes us to four completely different historical churches: From Plaza San Martin we reach the Franciscan temples, Catedral de San Jorge, the Good Shepherd and the Capuchin. Stroll amidst intriguing architecture, interspersed with legends and stories from events past that helped shape the city's character and identity.
SUGGESTED PROGRAMME: Holy Week in Córdoba