Resident Director Spotlight: Gaby Sola Answers 5 Questions about Life in Córdoba

Maddi Reising is ISA’s Site Specialist for Latin America.  Maddi works with students studying abroad in  Argentina, Brazil, and the Dominican Republic.

Cordoba Argentina Skyline
Photo by ISA student Rebecca Reinhardt in Córdoba, Argentina

What is the best student hang out?

Students can always be found frequenting the many establishments and green spaces that comprise the Paseo el Buen Pastor. Formerly a women’s’ jail, the building was renovated in 2007, with cultural preservation in mind to reflect Córdoba’s mixture of history and modern charm. The modern structure is filled with shops, cafes, cultural areas, and resto-bars making it the perfect student hangout.

What’s the best way to spend a Saturday afternoon?

Stroll through the Feria de las Pulgas, where you’ll find an abundance of amazing locally-made handicrafts and artisan goods, typical foods and drinks, antiques, and more. Located parallel to a lazy canal, the Feria is the perfect place to relax and experience Córdoba’s laid back, friendly culture.

What the best way to tour Córdoba’s lengthy history?

Venture to the Manzana Jesuítica, where you can journey through the history of Córdoba’s development by way of the Jesuits. The block’s oldest building, the Colegio de Monserrat, was constructed in 1610, and the area was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2000. The Manzana Jesuítica contains the core buildings of the Jesuit system, including the UNC’s School of Law, the church and residence of the Society of Jesus, and the college of Monserrat, as well as five estancias used by the Jesuits.

Where’s the best place to study outdoors?

Parque Sarmiento is Córdoba’s largest green space. It is located in the center of the city, near the most densely populated neighborhoods, and provides a relaxing escape from bustling urban life. Stop by the beautiful rose gardens, or the city zoo, all located within this giant park that also offers plenty of space for picnics and outdoor activities.

What’s the best way to spend an evening on the town?

After enjoying a delicious feast of typical Argentine food at one of Córdoba’s best restaurants (Los Infernales de Guemes or Alcorta Carnes y Vinos, to name a few), make your way to the Teatro Libertador General San Martín to enjoy a world-class theater production, dance performance, or concert. Built in 1891, the Teatro Libertador General San Martín is Córdoba’s most opulent and important theater. Finish off your evening at one of the many discotecas (check out Hipolyto), or enjoy live music at Unplugged Bar.

 

ISA's new wonderful Resident Director in Córdoba, Argentina, Gaby Sola