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Cripta Jesuitica, Cordoba

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Explore a long-lost historical site, which now houses contemporary cultural exhibits and a museum, at Cripta Jesuitica. Constructed by Jesuits in 1608, the building was originally a novitiate, before later becoming a crypt and crematorium. After the Jesuit expulsion, the site was abandoned and eventually buried under the expanding city above. Rediscovered in 1989 by a company laying underground telephone cables, the refurbished site now acts as an atmospheric setting for theatrical and musical performances, art exhibits, and historical tours. By using our Cordoba itinerary builder, you can arrange your visit to Cripta Jesuitica and other attractions in Cordoba.
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Where to stay in Cordoba

Cordoba offers a range of accommodations to suit all budgets, the vast majority of which are concentrated in the city center. To get the most out of the historical sights on your Cordoba vacation, stay close to the Jesuit university. For budget options, especially youth hostels, look near the intersection of Boulevard Illia and Boulevard Peron. You can stay in a resort in the hills surrounding the city to enjoy a more relaxed holiday in a natural setting.
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  • We arrived on the weekend in Cordoba expecting to visit the Cripta. It was closed. The city needs to make big changes to accommodate tourists visiting the city. Por Favor! give someone a job on the we...  more »
  • Nothing really interesting inside, i believe you dont have to pay unless there is an exposition but the most of the time the place is closed, is right in the middle of the ciy, so you can always check...  more »
  • Not so much a "crypt" as the basement of a building long gone. It extends underneath one of the main streets of Cordoba. It is nicely lit, and it would probably be very enjoyable to attend one of the ...  more »
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  • crypt Jesuit historical
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  • Interesting works of art in its interior
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  • A dirty, smelly and abandoned place... The last cleaned were the Jesuits a few centuries ago. It is not worthwhile or stop there
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  • Very abandoned. Awkward access
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  • A place with lots of history! Not to be missed
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