In Cordoba, one of the sightseeing lovers of historical and cultural tourism should not miss is a tour of the Camino Real. The same is a route that travels from Buenos Aires to Upper Peru, which invites you to visit slugs recovered and sites that are present since colonial times.
The Path of History in Cordoba comprises the northern area of the province and is a must-see tourist promenade where tourists discover the magnificent history of the region along 175 kilometers, which will be knowing stays and temples founded by Jesuits, who rose between 1599 and 1767, like that of Jesus Mary, founded in 1618 and now houses the National Jesuit Museum, located 50 km from Córdoba.
Northern Cordoba always stressed on its tourism potential based on the cultural and historical. Important events occurred throughout history for his ways transiting great national heroes and occurred the death of the leaders Facundo Quiroga and Pancho Ramirez, passing San Martín and his army, the execution of Santiago de Liniers, among other things .
In total, 350 kilometers back and forth between between Cologne and San Francisco Caroya Chañar. Note that this is an attractive tourist product, but still developing. The circuit is divided into two sections: the one that goes Caroya Jesuit Ranches and Jesus Maria to Villa del Totoral, and the segment from San Francisco to Villa tulumba Chañar. In total, the Camino Real Cordoba circuit are 21 posts and stays, most of them rescued by the “historical cultural appreciation and tourism promotion the old Camino Real”.
Places to visit in the circuit Camino Real Cordoba
1–Jesuit Estancia Cologne Caroya
It was the first rural settlement organized by the Jesuits in the year 1616 the same access is located northeast of Colonia Caroya on Route Ascochinga leading to the side of a school.
2–Posta de Sinsacate
Land and a building with chapel belonged to the Jesuits from the mid-seventeenth century. Posta passed by central characters in the history of Argentina: the Reinafé, Manuel Belgrano and Juan Lavalle. 4 kilometers north of Jesús María is located.
3-Estancia Jesuit Jesus Maria
It was one of the most important production stays the Jesuits, founded in 1618. It is located north of the town of Jesus Maria.
4– Barranca Yaco
This place is perfect for relaxing landform horses, known for being the place of ambush and murder federal caudillo Juan Facundo Quiroga, February 16, 1835.
5– Posta de los Talas
An ancient carob, who witnessed the passage of Facundo Quiroga, Lavalle and San Martín stands.
6– Villa del Totoral
Historic village crossed by the Old Camino Real and highlights its old buildings and stay close to the people. In turn you can visit the Museum of Art and the Residence Octavio Pinto who inhabited Rafael Alberti and Pablo Neruda.
7-Posta de Macha
The land was granted to General Manuel de Fonseca and Contreras in gratitude for services rendered to the Crown and be married to Dona Leonor Tejeda and Mirabal in the year 1598 In 1770 the Post of Macha is created by the donation of property by Dona Leonor.
8-Villa de Tulumba
It was the place where dwelt the Reinafé brothers, known to have occupied the Government of Córdoba and having given the order to kill the Federal Caudillo Facundo Quiroga.
9–Posta de Intihuasi
Its name in Quechua means “Casa del Sol” and functioned as Posta del Camino Real from 1802 was a strategic place of communication due to the natural crossroads to Catamarca and Peru. He was one of the last places where rest and Facundo Quiroga celebrated Francisco Bedoya troops after killing the Entrerriano Caudillo Francisco Ramirez.
10- Posta de Santa Cruz
La Posta is a stay helmet made of stone and surrounded by adobe Carnauba Palms. The fact that in 1824, in this post, General Carlos María de Alvear, received information that General José Rondeau, head of the patriot army had revolted with his troops in Jujuy is highlighted.
11– Posta de San Pedro Viejo
Considered the most important post in the colonial era, there rested the Manuel Belgrano, Don José de San Martin and Facundo Quiroga. Chapel and the post made country hotel stands.
12- North San Pedro
Historic village where the church of Our Lady of Mercy stands out the nearby rooms, the panoramic view next to Christ and their curious three vertical graves in the cemetery that are the source of some legends.
13– San Francisco Viejo
One of the first sites inhabited by the Spaniards in the area. It is famous for being the place where they killed the Federal Entrerriano Caudillo Francisco “Pancho” Ramirez, July 10, 1821.
14– Posta las Piedritas
It was the first post Sobremonte department created after the formalization of the postal system and posts. There he was imprisoned Ex Viceroy Don Santiago de Liniers.
15– San Francisco Chañar
Known as Cachi, “place of salt” in Quechua, was the most important in northern Córdoba founded in 1796 post.
16– Posta Pozo del Tigre
Built in the year 1771 In August 1810, Colonel Antonio González Balcarce drafted in the Tiger Pit statement to Colonel Antonio Ortiz de Ocampo, chief of the expedition sent by the First Meeting of May, in which he reported on detention in the post of Piedritas former viceroy Santiago de Liniers and his companions. These opposing the first national government and were arrested there when they ran away to Upper Peru
Some questions to consider about the circuit is that there is no signal for most of the stretch along Provincial Route 18 for mobile devices; There are approximately 60 miles of land all the way, which should move cautiously and not more than 70 kilometers per hour; Fueling is desirable at Jesús María, Villa del Totoral, St. Joseph’s Asleep or Dean Funes. Except in Asleep in the remaining three there GNC. Finally, do not forget to bring some supplies, as there are few outlets for hot and cold drinks.