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A Real Road: Part III

To complete the ancestral, historical and colonial journey we have in the province of Cordoba, we have to go through some more posts... Come on!

 The Old Royal Road to Upper Peru, is a great attraction of northern Cordovan and stands as one of the main  historical icons  of South America  . On this journey,  struggles and wars for freedom were planned. In addition, he was traveled by the most numerous armies in defense of the Homeland. These lands speak, walk us through the  nooks of history,  reveal to us the most unexpected secrets  of the origin of our country  . Its route connects us a little with the colonial era and other related events.  There are 16 posts that make up this historic route and today all these sections are part of a cultural revaluation program. 

Understand the past of the Camino Real in our country, allow us to  also understand who we were and who we are as a nation.  This journey was the protagonist during the years of  struggles for independence  and national organization. It was  the scene of the passage of troops  and of many events that mark us, to this day, as Argentines. In this note we throw you Las Postas,  from South to North (to reverse the story that North is what matters most). And because in that direction our fathers traveled.

 San pedro north 

San Pedro is  “the  refuge of history  between emblematic buildings and characteristic landscapes of the north of Cordoba.”  It is located about  177 km from the capital city  and was witness to memorable events. In this area,  great characters of Argentine history went through such as  Belgrano, Lavalle, Liniers, Lamadrid, and Facundo Quiroga. Great personalities that took place in history  and changed the direction of our Argentine society.  Today, it is a  key tourist point in the north of Cordoba , with its central centre of old buildings  of more than 200 years of history.  Tours can be guided, but you can also take a trip into history on your own. In addition, it currently has a wide gastronomic offer and a variety of lodging options.

 San Francisco Viejo 

 It is one of the oldest villages in the north,  and witnessed events that marked our village. It was the deathbed of Entrerrian warlord Francisco Pancho Ramirez, who ruled his province becoming an  essential figure in history.  Pancho also fought alongside the federal armies, for which they gained  great recognition and prestige  . There are many anecdotes that still spread word of mouth in the  town of San Francisco Viejo.  The story is revealed by the stories of the grandchildren and great-grandchildren of the witnesses and doers of the Nation. You just have to know how to listen... and  in the Camino Real posts, you hear better. 

 Posta Las Piedritas 

 This post was established in the middle of the 18th century  and has its origin in the Estancia that belonged to the César family, who were known as outstanding inhabitants of the place. One of the  most striking historical milestones  was  the arrest of former Viceroy Santiago de Liniers,  by order of the Junta de Mayo. This event occurred between August 7 and 8, 1810, in this Posta. But Liniers was not the only one, at this point several of the protagonists of the story were taken prisoner:  Bishop Rodrigo Antonio de Orellana and Governor Juan Gutiérrez de la Concha,  are just a few.

 San Francisco del Chañar 

 About 207 kilometers from the city of Cordoba,  this town is part of the route that in colonial times united Upper Peru with the Viceroyalty of the Rio de la Plata.  Its streets witnessed the advance or withdrawal of the armies of Gregorio de La Madrid and Lavalle. It is located on the site that currently delimit the streets Sarmiento, San Martín, Belgrano and Moreno.  It was made up  of a  set of ranches and corrals  that served for the  rest of travelers and their horses.  Nearby, you could find a water mirror and a chapel built by the Lescano-Bustamante family.

 Posta del Tigre 

It's the last one, and that's not why it's minor. These lands at the end of the 17th century belonged to General Gil de Oscaris Beaumont and Navarre. Then he passed on to his heirs. Despite the succession and reorganization of the territory, much  of its original architecture is preserved until today  . In addition, it became a key point for tourism in  the north of Cordoba.  On its walls, lovingly restored but marked by time, there is a wooden lintel with the engraved date:  “Ain 1771”. 

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