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A colony you have to know

Between wineries, religious circuits and traditional rituals, Colonia Caroya is consecrated as the little corner to be happy.


 Caroya or Caroyapa  is a  term of Quichua origin , meaning “leather face”  . This word appears in the writings of the foundation of Cordoba. As a locality, this place begins to be recognized thanks to  Argentine President Nicolás Avellaneda . This character in Argentine history passed  through these lands  after opening the  Central del Norte railway , which connected  Cordoba and Tucumán . In his passage, he discovered the estancia de Caroya founded by the Jesuits in 1616. Later, already in 1878, there was the arrival of immigrants from the Italian region of Friuli. And that was the date that was established  as the foundation of the city.  That is why on this day the National Sagra de la Grape is celebrated.

This place was the  first vine producer   in the whole province . And it was declared a colony with irrigation inhabited by Italian farmers. This story turns it into a winemaking paradise. Its wines, as well as its salames and cheeses are famous in Argentina.

An unmissable Caroese tour is   the Wine Trail in Cordoba  . Where you can visit different wineries and make tastings of premium wines.On this tour you can visit  eighteen wineries,  each with its particular attraction.

 A glass of history 

In these lands, in addition to drinking wine, you can get to know a little bit of our history.This can be done by visiting the   Jesuit Estancia de Colonia Caroya .  This space was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2000. The Estancia was  the first agricultural and livestock location  in charge of the Society of Jesus in 1616. Other historical and religious structures can also be visited in Caroya.

Colonia Caroya is ready for tourism. From campsites, cottages and hotels, to hostels and wineries that provide accommodation. Because in its traditional and regional festivals it receives people from all over the world. It is also a  paradise for those who love to eat  and events related to the production of  gourmet products.  This little corner of the province houses  the best artisan producers  of salams, cheeses and wines. Would you miss it?

Publication Date: 09/10/2020

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