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10 curious facts about the city of Córdoba

We tell you 10 curious facts about the city of Córdoba. Some “will leave you in the face.” Find out about things you didn't even expect about La Docta.

 The province of fernet and beer  is as big as the heart of its inhabitants.  We tell you a couple of curious facts thatwill“ leave your faceand will infect you with the desire toto get to know her thoroughly .

 1. Dancing in the square 

The department where the capital of Cordoba is located has the  shape of a square  of 24 km sideways and an area of 576 km². It's a perfect square,  crossed from east to west by the Suquía River.Officially its only municipality is the city of Córdoba, and it is the only one that is not subdivided into pedanias . 

 2. A river that crosses the capital 

 It is the Suquía River , which since the foundation of the province is one of the  most important water resources in the city.Today, it is channeled into the impressive architectural work known as   “La Cañada”. 

 3. The center of the center 

The geographical center of Argentina is located at  34°41′56.04″S 64°45′34.92″O,  located south of the province of Córdoba, 10 km northwest of Villa Huidobro.  In the vicinity of Lake  San Roque in the homonymous Commune, is located the  geographical center of the Argentine Republic. 

 4. The oldest 

The National University of Córdoba is  the oldest in the country  and  one of the first in America.It was founded in 1613 and is   more than 400 years old.It was the only university nationwide for over two centuries .  For this reason, the city of Cordoba is known as  “La Docta”.Those who spent their days as a student in this city call it so lovingly . 

 5. Great museum 

 The Museo Superior de Bellas Artes Eva Duarte de Perón , also known as Palacio Ferreyra , is the most important in the city. It houses a large collection of visual works, photographs, sculptures and iconic elements of the province.

 6. El Cordobazo, great milestone  

 The cordobazo happened  in the streets of the capital, a great historical precedent, for which the province would be recognized worldwide. This incident occurred on May 29, 1969, overthrew the  civil-ecclesiastical military dictatorship commanded by Onganía  and the Armed Forces. This implied a victory for the Argentine people. And the conquest of new  rights by workers .

 7.Oh lalá, Cordoba 

In this city lies the presence  of French architecture . Not only around the world, which has French influence, but also other works. For example, an iron chalet built in France, and transported by boat for further armed. It is currently located on 3346 San Jerónimo Street in the San Vicente neighborhood. The creator of this work was none other than  Gustave Eiffel himself, author of the Paris Tower.  

 8. Central Park Cordoba 

Sarmiento Park is one of the most famous in the city  and the oldest in South America. It was planned by Miguel Crisol, a high-class businessman who hired the architect  Carlos Thays for its design. This professional, gave the park a style that reminds us of the Belle Époque, giving it a unique touch . 

 9. Bullfighting 

In the Plaza San Martín, which today constitutes the  central square of the city,  bullfights were held. Until the middle of the 17th century it was an open ground, and as such it was used for executions, military stops and bullfights. The bullfights were  a ritual  that  took place after  some processions. For example, San Jerome and San Roque.

 10. Time doesn't stop .

 The original Cordoba Cabildo  had a central tower with clock. This was built back in 1881, by the Spanish architect Mariano Güell. However, in 1910 as the work was in disrepair,  they decided to demolish it.The clock was moved to the Legislative Palace . 

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