From Mendoza in early May I took my most comfortable South American bus ride yet, a nine hour overnight Andesmar “suite 1st class” bus to Córdoba. Córdoba is Argentina’s second largest city (behind Buenos Aires) and with world heritage listed 17th century architecture it has something for tourists.
Santi, who I’d met in Santiago, kindly showed me around the centre, pointing out interesting places. Importantly, Santi also recommended places to eat typical local food including lomito, a South American steak sandwich and locro, Córdoban stew.
Lighting features at one of Córdoba’s entertainment areas
Córdoba’s ornamental Bicentennial Lighthouse illuminated at night
Locro, a meat and bean stew
Street dogs entertaining themselves inside Córdoba’s bus station during a rain shower
The ‘Forgiveness’ water fountain at a major Cordoba intersection
Enjoying tapas and beers with Santi, Maria and Noi
Near my hostel I came across Harapos, Casa de Amigos on Calle Montevideo, 465. At Harapos they make almost everything in house including their bread. My highlight was their awesome chocolate and dulce de leche mousse with cream.
Chocolate and dulce de leche mousse with cream at Harapos
Despite the cool, wet weather, I enjoyed Córdoba’s food and seeing Santi and Noi again. In summer I expect the city’s vibe is completely different with longer days and warmer, relaxed evenings.