Madeo Hotel & Spa
Travel Blogs from Villa Carlos Paz
Cordoba is the second biggest city in Argentina. It was quite strange being back in a proper city again. After leaving the piece and quiet of the estancia, it was a big change. We did t really get up to much, people were happy just to wander. We went for an amazing dinner at an Italian restaurant called La mamma. It was pricey for pasta in Argentina, but it was very good. Next day was an early start, 5:30am. We are on our way to ...
We arrived today at an estancia where we are spending three nights. The property is approx 6000 acres. The property is used for beef cattle, horse breeding and tourism. In 2001, the brothers who are Argentian, but where educated in the uk and worked in banking, decided to open up the property for riding and polo tourism. The dragoman company was one of their first clients and is the only over landing company that uses the estancia. They have a much fancier ...
Took some clothes to the laundry before breakfast. They will return them to the hotel this afternoon - much better than going to the laundromat and sitting and sitting and sitting. We decided to walk to the park but it was not easy. Most intersections do not have pedestrian lights and even if they do you have no idea how long you have to cross as they do not flash. There is no orange light ...
... again! After walking to the main square and realizing everything seemed to be closed again, we decided to take an hour bus ride outside of the city to one of the many Jesuit missionaries in the area. The Jesuits arrived in Cordoba more than 400 years ago and were expelled at one point, but resurfaced again. Of course, once we arrived at Jesus Maria estancia, we found out they were also closed on Mondays. So…another day wasted in Cordoba. ...
Cordoba is the education capital of Argentina which is evident by the loads of university aged people running about the city, sipping on mate or sharing a large cerveza in the back of a kiosko. There are some interesting historic sites (such as the Jesuit catacombs) and the nights are alive. The town was an interesting stopover but definitely doesn't have more than a couple days worth of activities to attract most travelers.
We selected ...
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility