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A Cabildo with tune

Have you ever heard of a building that has toned? We tell you all about the Cabildo that has a voice of its own. Get to know him!


This is the Cordoba Cabildo. A historic building that is located in the heart of the capital of Cordoba. It's one of the last of this kind standing left as vestiges of our past. The first structure designated for this purpose began in 1588, and was a modest adobe and thatched roof structure typical of the colonial era in Spanish America. The current building is due to the desire of Rafael Núñez, whom we all know by his noble title, Marques de Sobremonte.

Over time it underwent modifications and interventions that became the Cabildo as we know it today. It has an extensive front corridor with fifteen arcades. The structure is organized around two courtyards surrounded by solved galleries with semicircular arches on the ground floor and Ionian columns on the first floor.

This work had diverse and varied roles in the functioning of the city, but it was always the center of civic activity of the provincial capital. In addition to having functioned as a Cabildo during the period of Spanish domination, it was also a prison, police headquarters, auditorium, information center tourist and museum.His function was always adapted to the need of the time . And so, if you lean your ear on its walls, they'll tell you what they heard and lived in all their centuries of life.

It currently operates as Cabildo Cultural Center.It is located opposite the renowned Plaza San Martín , also called Plaza Mayor de la Ciudad . On this tour you can visit various artistic and visual works related to the history of Córdoba.There are diverse cultural activities on the premises.In addition, his special mystique, obtained throughout his years, makes the Cabildo a peculiar place for meetings.

The place of the meeting

The Cabildo Histórico de Córdoba has ten exhibition halls. It also has a concert hall with capacity for 80 people. Different municipal offices operate in this building. The Municipal Publishing House, a seat of the Ministry of Culture, a children's reading room and the Cultural Heritage Office are some of them. Being at a strategic point in the city, the Cabildo is witness to many popular demonstrations of all kinds. The Cordobes use this place as a meeting point.I'll meet you there ?

Information of interest

In one of the patios there is a restaurant, the other is open and allows you to admire the galleries and internal balconies.

During the last military dictatorship, the building was linked to the notorious D-2 Clandestine Detention Centre.

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Publication Date: 06/06/2020

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