Best Areas to Stay in Cordoba, Argentina

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Where to Stay in Córdoba – A guide to the Argentine city

Córdoba is the second most populated city in Argentina after Buenos Aires and is located in the center of the country, on the banks of the Suquía River. In addition, with 576 km², Cordoba is also the largest city in the nation of tango and one of its main cultural and financial hubs.

Córdoba is known for being “the city of bells” due to the different buildings of religious type present in its streets, with the Cathedral of Cordoba being the most popular, located right in front of the iconic Plaza San Martín (San Martín Square).

Other architectural monuments representative of Córdoba are the Jesuit Block, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and located in the heart of the city. This block contains the old headquarters of the National University of Córdoba, the National School of Monserrat and the Domestic Chapel, making it one of the most popular tourist attractions.

Due to its location in the southern hemisphere, the best times to visit Cordoba are usually summer (from December to March), since the weather in spring is very unstable. Similarly, autumn/fall (from March to June), offers more pleasant temperatures to walk through the city.

As far as transportation options are concerned, Córdoba does not have a metro system yet, but it is possible to move from one neighborhood to another using one of its buses or trolleybus.

Córdoba also has a lively nightlife that includes bars, clubs, museums, restaurants and different types of entertainment for all ages, ensuring that there is always something to see and do.

Deciding where to stay in Córdoba depends on many factors, the most important being your particular interests and hobbies. If you are looking to discover the alternative movement of the city, Güemes is the ideal place for you (See accommodation in Güemes).
On the other hand, to know the historical heritage of , it is advisable to stay in the city’s center (See hotels in Córdoba City Center).

This is a guide with the best areas to stay in Cordoba, Argentina.

The best areas to stay in Córdoba, Argentina

Our Favorite Area: Güemes

Güemes (also known as Pueblo Nuevo) is the bohemian neighborhood of Córdoba par excellence and is located to the southwest of the center, less than two kilometers away, to be exact.

This lively area of ​​Cordoba includes the Paseo de las Artes, a craft fair with Art Deco architecture and souvenirs ranging from flowers and plants to gastronomy and toys.

Barrio Güemes has stood out in recent years for its growing, alternative nightlife that rivals the typical boliches (clubs) of Nueva Córdoba. Its bars and discos are beloved by hipsters, artists and visitors who seek to know the alternative scene of Córdoba.

In addition to being a safe and very friendly place for pedestrians, Güemes connects with the rest of Córdoba by bus.

Güemes is one of the best areas to stay in Cordoba, Argentina, if you want to remain close to the important attractions, but without the chaos of the center and, at the same time, enjoy different entertainment options that are not as mainstream.

Güemes - Hipster neighborhood of Córdoba, Argentina

Güemes – Hipster neighborhood of Córdoba, Argentina

Accommodation near the Paseo de las Artes - Click on the map to see all available accommodation in this area

Click on the map to see all available accommodation in this area

Why we love this area for a stay in Córdoba, Argentina:

  • Hipster area
  • Walkable
  • Paseo de las Artes
  • Great nightlife
  • Connected through public transport
  • High-quality restaurants

Accommodation in this area

Top Choice

NH Córdoba Urbano

The NH Urbano offers four-star accommodation with free internet access in Cordoba, as well as a terrace with a swimming pool.

from US$69
Budget

Babilonia Hostel

The Babilonia Hostel combines modern facilities with touches of contemporary art. It offers free Wi-Fi access and a terrace with views of the city.

from US$20
Luxurious

Windsor Hotel & Tower

Windsor Hotel & Tower offers a heated rooftop pool, free Wi-Fi and rooms with city views.

from US$114

 

 

 

Córdoba City Center

Cordoba City Center is, similarly to most cities of the world, the historic center of this Latin American city, with buildings, monuments and attractions of great importance for its cultural heritage.

In this district, you’ll find the main square of Cordoba (Plaza San Martín) and, in its surroundings, the Cathedral and the Cabildo de Córdoba, all with beautiful structures that catch the eye from any distance.

This part of Córdoba also includes the Jesuit Block and its surroundings of colonial architecture that transport you to another era and offer you excellent backgrounds for your selfies. In addition, because it is such a well-located area, it has many transportation options.

Córdoba City Center is one of the best areas to stay in Córdoba (Argentina) to know its history in depth, since every corner and every street has much to tell and show.

Stay in Cordoba City Center

Stay in Cordoba City Center. By Rafael Bravo on Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Accommodation near Cordoba's Cathedral - Click on the map to see all available accommodation in this area

Accommodation near Cordoba’s Cathedral – Click on the map to see all available accommodation in this area

Why we love this area for a stay in Córdoba, Argentina:

  • Historic area
  • Jesuit Block
  • Cordoba’s Cathedral
  • Pedestrian-friendly
  • San Martín Square
  • Connected through public transport

Accommodation in this area

Top Choice

Interplaza Hotel

Just 20 meters from San Martin Square, Interplaza Hotel offers an outdoor pool, a fitness center and spacious rooms.

from US$69
Budget

Hotel Sussex

Hotel Sussex is just 100 meters from San Martin Square. It offers rooms with free Wi-Fi and cable TV, as well as breakfast and a fitness center.

from US$45
Luxurious

Azur Real Hotel Boutique

This boutique hotel is located in the center of Córdoba and features modern design details. It offers a swimming pool and roof terrace area.

from US$112

 

 

 

Nueva Córdoba

Nueva Córdoba is the most modern district of the city, famous for its wide range of cuisine, culture and shopping that make it the favorite area of ​​many of its inhabitants and visitors.

This district is located very close to the city’s center and includes several museums in its perimeter, including the Ferreyra Palace or “Museum of Evita” dedicated to the Fine Arts and the Emilio Caraffa Museum, which exhibits classic and contemporary art.

In addition, Nueva Córdoba is also home to the Paseo del Buen Pastor, an artistic and cultural complex where outdoor events and recitals with different themes are held regularly.

Nueva Córdoba is, like most of this beautiful city, very friendly and safe for pedestrians. Its nightlife is also another reason to stay in this area of ​​Cordoba.

Nueva Córdoba is one of the best areas to stay in Córdoba, Argentina, to stay at the center of events, as it guarantees something new to see and do every day (or night).

Best areas to stay in Cordoba, Argentina - Nueva Córdoba

Best areas to stay in Cordoba, Argentina – Nueva Córdoba

Accommodation in Nueva Córdoba - Click on the map to see all available accommodation in this area

Accommodation in Nueva Córdoba – Click on the map to see all available accommodation in this area

Why we love this area for a stay in Córdoba, Argentina:

  • Museums
  • Patio Olmos Shopping
  • Great nightlife
  • Connected to public transport
  • Paseo del Buen Pastor
  • Pedestrian-friendly

Accommodation in this area

Top Choice

Amérian Cordoba Park Hotel

This superior 4-star hotel is located in the center of Córdoba and very well connected to the entire city. It has a sauna, swimming pool and fitness center.

from US$74
Budget

Gran Rex Hotel

Gran Rex Hotel offers free Wi-Fi and a traditional Argentine breakfast buffet in the hotel’s restaurant.

from US$41
Luxurious

Yrigoyen 111 Hotel

The Yrigoyen 111 Hotel has free Wi-Fi, an outdoor pool and a fitness center.

from US$85

 

 

 

Alberdi

Alberdi is one of the most traditional neighborhoods in the Argentine city of Córdoba and is located west of downtown, with the Arroyo La Cañada in between, specifically.

This area has several sites of tourist interest, such as Hospital de Clínicas (National Hospital of Clinics), a Historical Monument that currently functions as the headquarters of the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Córdoba. It is for this hospital that Alberdi is called “the doctors neighborhood” and, in its facilities, there is also the Dr. Pedro Ara Anatomical Museum.

Likewise, Plaza Colón (Colón Square) is another of its important buildings and a striking green area of Cordoba. In front of the square, there is the María Auxiliadora Church, with its neogothic style architecture, filling the district with beauty.

When it comes to transport, Alberdi connects with the rest of Córdoba via bus, and remains close enough to the attraction to make it possible to move by foot.

Alberdi is one of the best areas to stay in Cordoba (Argentina) if you want to be close to its historical heritage but avoiding the typical noise of the city center.

Accommodation near Cólon Square - Alberdi - Córdoba

Accommodation near Cólon Square – Alberdi – Córdoba

Accommodation near Hospital de Clínicas - Click on the map to see all available accommodation in this area

Accommodation near Hospital de Clínicas – Click on the map to see all available accommodation in this area

Why we love this area for a stay in Córdoba, Argentina:

  • Traditional area
  • Colón Square
  • Hospital of Clinics

Accommodation in this area

Top Choice

Apart Costa Rivera

Apart Costa Rivera offers self-catering accommodation with free Wi-Fi and continental breakfast in Córdoba.

from US$49
Budget

Hostel Cordobés

Hostel Cordobés offers free WiFi access and a bar. Some rooms have a seating area.

from US$20
Luxurious

Sheraton Cordoba Hotel

This modern 5-star hotel with swimming pool and gym offers panoramic views of the city and the surrounding mountains.

from US$199

 

 

 

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