5 unmissable corners of Córdoba to visit in winter – Córdoba

Córdoba has different options to visit during winter holidaysfrom towns with Central European charm, mountain landscapes, and historical and architectural wealth, and among such a varied offer, five must-sees are recommended to visit: two paths with incredible views, two natural colossi and a neo-gothic wonder in the heart of the capital.

1- Church of the Capuchins

It was inaugurated in 1933 and is located in the Nueva Córdoba neighborhood, the heart of the provincial capital. It is a neo-gothic construction that exposes a truncated tower on its façade and another of 53 meters that with its needle pierces the Cordovan sky.

In 1926, the religious entrusted the project to the Italian architect and painter, august ferrariwho worked for several years on the construction, and among other details, added figures of animals and stars painted inside.

Nowadays, tours are carried out and an ascent of 182 steps to the Mirador Tower is proposedwhich offers an imposing view of the night sky, the city and the mountains.

During the visit you can also discover the Atlanteans, representations of men who support the columns of the temple, as well as a series of multicolored pillars that allude to the existence of different worldviews.

2- The Giants

For lovers of landscapes and the capricious forms that nature chooses, A must-see is Los Gigantes, a massif made up of granite stones that are about 350 million years old. which is located at the northern end of the Sierras Grandes, with trails that resemble a labyrinth.

These characteristics make it one of the most important rock climbing centers in the countryOn whose walls are accumulated some 400 equipped routes that are ideal for carrying out this sport.

The north trail It is the favorite path to the highest point of The Giantswhich is Cerro Mogote, which is accessed through the Casas Nuevas entrance, where the members of a local family, the Bazán, help to start the expedition.

The journey, which lasts about four hours, requires crossing slopes, streams and valleysand after a series of climbs you reach the top which is located at 2,374 meters above sea level.

Another interesting fact is that the soils of the massif act like sponges that absorb water and guarantee a stable flow in its streams, hence its hydric importance.

Los Gigantes can be reached from Córdoba capital, which is about 85 kilometers away -a fact to take into account: the final 27 km are on gravel-. In addition, it is recommended to hire a qualified guide, as it is an area that presents risks.

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3- The Taninga Tunnels

Another must-see is the Path of the Tunnels which starts from the town of Taninga, by Provincial Route No. 28, and which derives from a road project of five steps below the mountain.

Each one is decorated with different artistic expressions and have viewpoints to observe panoramic views, such as the “Quebrada de la Mermela” and the “Velo de la Novia” waterfall, from where you can see Andean condors.

Beyond the route, there is the possibility of going down a gravel road to discover a landscape of dry forests, such as those of the Chancaní Nature Reserve and the Traslasierras National Park.

Carob trees, mistoles, quebrachos and caranday palm grow on these lands. and among the vegetation live pumas, honey bears, guanacos, peccaries and the Cordovan tucu tucu, an endemic species of rodents.

In the village of Chancani Tours can be taken to learn more about local traditions, which include patron saint festivities in which there is no lack of gaucho and folk groups from the region.

Los Túneles is reached from the provincial capital taking the Altas Cumbres Road along Provincial Route No. 34 to Mina Clavero -an experience that in itself constitutes another of the must-sees of Córdoba- and from there you must cross Cura Brochero and Panaholma.

4- Path of the High Peaks

Another unmissable scenic route is the Camino de las Altas Cumbres, which winds for almost 100 kilometers linking the Cordoba capital with the Traslasierra Valley, crossing hanging bridges and pircas towards the heart of the Sierras Grandes.

During the tour there are ravines, streams and waterfalls, and alternatives for enjoyment are also appearing such as the Condorito National Park and other towns and places that lend themselves to taking a break and trying various delicacies made locally.

In the middle of the Way, there is the opportunity to visit the “Giulio Cesare” mountain inn, which is accessed by the so-called “Pilgrim’s Way”, on RP-14.

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5- Champaquí Hill

The fifth must-see is the mythical Cerro Champaquí, known as “the roof of Córdoba”with a summit at 2,790 meters above sea level, a great challenge for those who are introduced to mountaineering.

During the ascent, specimens of tabaquillo and maitén, among other trees, are observed, accompanied by a series of crystalline streams, deep valleys and various granite formations.

The reward at the top is remarkable, with panoramic views of the Calamuchita Valley to the east and the Traslasierras Valley to the west.

The main ascent route is by Villa Apinawhose route begins in a pine forest and lasts three days, with a night in shelters and a summit on the second day.

Other alternatives include starting the expedition in the Cerro Linderosthe Three Trees area and Estancia La Constancia, in San Javier, but the more adventurous can undertake the ascent through the “El Hueco” tobacco forest, from Los Molles.

As a bonus, in San Javier and Yacanto it is possible to carry out ecotourism practices, with eco-glamping options, and visit stores and grocery stores that represent a colorful testimony of distant times.

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