Plaza San Martin, Cordoba

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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. Put Plaza San Martin at the forefront of your travel plans using our Cordoba trip builder website .
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  • Plaza San Martin is located in Cordova City Center, where many of the famous sights are in the park for four weeks, such as the Cathedral of Como, the city hall and so on. There are also many restaurants near the park.
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  • This is the main square in Argentina's second city. It is a place you will find yourself at some point. However this area has an unpleasant atmosphere with a lot of beggars and a feeling you need to w...  more »
  • Historical monument of the learned, exhibitions and all types of meetings for the community. It is located in the heart of the city where it is surrounded by other landmarks such as the Cathedral and the plaza San Martin.
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  • Main square. You can find near a Church, the first goverment building (Cabildo), banks, bus stops, the pedestrian area and the commercial area. Also cero kilometer (kilometro cero) is located here. There is a bus that takes people to the international airport. The square is well illuminated and cleaned.
  • 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.
  • It's a really really nice place, the only bad things are the doves and the annoying peddlers
  • 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.

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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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