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”.
Argentina, nacida en Córdoba. Investigadora en el área de lingüística. En formación constante sobre las Letras y sobre la vida, gracias a la Universidad Nacional de Córdoba. Mis experiencias en viajes me llevaron a aprender cada vez más idiomas y querer conocer diversas culturas desde adentro. Pienso en la escritura como una herramienta para transformar el mundo y volverlo un espacio justo y equilibrado.