At the geographical center of Argentina is Cordoba, the country’s second largest city. Surrounded by picturesque valleys and mountains, Cordoba is best known for its concentration of Spanish colonial buildings. Most of these historic palaces, churches and monuments are found in the city center within an area known as the Jesuit Block. Among the most striking are the Jesuit Cathedral, the Cabildo government building, Monserrat School and the National University of Cordoba, the country’s oldest university.
However, Cordoba is not all about architecture. Nicknamed “The Learned One” because of its many research institutes and universities, Cordoba is home to more than 200,000 students, producing the city with a youthful and lively atmosphere. In addition to a wide variety of museums and art galleries, there are more than 50 theaters in Cordoba as well as other cultural centers.