Córdoba is located in the central region of Argentina, about 700 km northwest of Buenos Aires, on both banks of the Suquía river. It is the capital of Córdoba Province, the second most populated city after Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires and the largest city in the country.
The city has many historical monuments preserved from spanish colonial rule, especially buildings of the Roman Catholic Church. Perhaps the most recognizable one is the Jesuit Block, declared in 2000 as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The Jesuit Block consists of a group of buildings dating from the 17th century.
House of the Universidad Nacional de Córdoba (UNC), the oldest university in the country and one of the first in America, home to the Observatorio Astronómico de Córdoba (OAC) and birthplace of the University Reform of 1918, Cordoba has become one of the main academic and scientific centers of the region.
How to get by air
Córdoba city’s International Airport is known as Ing. Ambrosio L.V.Taravella. Is located 0,9 kilometres Northwest from Córdoba city and 31º 18′ ‘7″ South and 64º 12’ 08″ West.
Due to the vast number of passengers and aeroplanes that are received daily, it is the country’s third largest airport after Aeroparque and Ezeiza. It covers an area of 1020 hectares and the platform is as large as 57,350 m2.
In the year 2006 the airport expanded and a new building of 1,9 hectares was inaugurated intended for receiving a greater number of passengers and aeroplanes. The terminal is divided into three levels.
On the lower level the arrival halls are located. In both halls shops, tourist information offices and car rental companies can be found.
On the middle level the varied airline’s desk can be found and, finally, on the upper level the waiting room and boarding halls are located.
Moreover, a large number of magazine and sweet shops, as well as regional items shop and an ample parking space with a total capacity of 450 vehicles are available at the airport.
The main air routes to and from Córdoba are:
Buenos Aires (Aeroparque)
Buenos Aires (Ezeiza)
Mendoza and Bariloche
Porto Alegre (Brasil)
Rio de Janeiro (Brasil)
San Pablo (Brasil)
Ciudad de Panama. (Panama)
The major airlines that operate at Córdoba’s Ing. Ambrosio L. V. Taravella Airport are Aerolineas Argentinas, LAN, GOL, Iberia, Copa
How to get by land
There is a considerable number of routes that can be followed in order to arrive at Córdoba. The main ones are National Route No. 9, National Route 19, National Route 20, National Route 36, National Route 38 and National Route 60.
The National Route 9 links Córdoba with the Capìtal Federal, part of Santa Fé province including Rosario City, with Santiago del Estero, Jujuy, Salta and Tucumán. National Route number 9 links Córdoba with Santa Fé and Paraná, in addition to Entre Ri;os province.
National Route 20 links Córdoba with San Juan and Mendoza provinces while number 36 links Córdoba with la Pampa, Chubut, Ri;o Negro and Santa Cruz. Moreover, this route if combinated with National Route makes the access to Mendoza possible.
Finally, National Routes 38 and 60 link Córdoba with La Rioja and Catamarca respectively.
The most frequently used companies in Córdoba in terms of bus transport are El Turista, CATA and Flecha Bus, as long as we travel from any spot within the country or from Buenos Aires.
Córdoba provides bus services to Mar del Plata, Paraná, San Juan, San Miguel de Tucumán, Santa Fé, San Luis, San Carlos de Bariloche and Salta.
Another companies that provide train services linking Córdoba to other spots of the country are Panamericano, Cacorba, El Rápido, El Serrano, TAC and Mar del Plata.