Plaza San Martin, Cordoba

3.5
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Landmark Tourist Spot
Swing by Plaza San Martin to get a taste of one of the city's liveliest public spaces. Originally constructed in 1577, the plaza features wide pathways and manicured green areas topped off with lush local foliage. Grab a park bench and watch the crowds stroll by, or check out the street performers and other activities that tend to crop up here. Alternatively, explore the plaza's surroundings by visiting the nearby cathedral and restored town hall, featuring an arched white facade. Don't miss getting an up-close look at the bronze statue in the center of the plaza, dedicated to independence war hero General Jose de San Martin. Plan to visit Plaza San Martin and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Cordoba attractions using our Cordoba holiday planner.
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  • History point in the center of the city, garbage and beggars everywhere. Cordoba definitely doesn't have much of a tourist vocation.
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  • Beautiful and picturesque. Many people day but desolate at night. A bit unsafe for who does not know.
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  • The main cathedral sits on the plaza, but there are other things to see here and it's a great place to simply relax and people watch. The fountains could do with an overhaul and clean up - the pools a...  more »
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  • Plaza San Martin is very beautiful. The surrounding architecture is pretty to look at, and there are also art fairs nearby where you can purchase handmade items on weekends.
  • Loved this place.. historical.. beautiful.. people are friendly. .amazing view.
  • Everyone knows the entire square for it's story, mainly churches built by natives.. But few (even locals) know that what now is part of the Cabildo and Catedral used to be a torture camp from the last dictatorship. See the tiny (and yes, cute romantic even) street of stones between both buildings? There's a tiny door on Cabildo sometimes occupied by the police nowadays, and a big door from the Cathedral side? Those were entries. It's 2017 and still little is known of what really happened there and how the church got involved. But people disappeared there, forever.. A sad story. Our story. Not everything it's art and oh! The magnificent cathedral the lively square. People who know this tiny little fraction of story and part of Menendez and Videla dictatorship usually refuse to walk that street. Even entering to the Cabildo. I'm on of those. Is a shame. I will never be able to see inside of it, the many more history that building has! 200 years and more! Just because those killers. By the way Solía estar más linda, limpia... Ahora no. Gracias intendente. Anyways.
  • This is Córdoba's main square, it's filled with people and historic landmarks. The cleanliness and maintenance are generally good but could be improved
  • Love it. It's super historical and there are a lot of events and people. Beautiful and nice

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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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