Córdoba

2 04 2009
Modern mixed with old

Modern mixed with old

We made a quick stop in the city of Córdoba on our way to Buenos Aires.  It’s the second largest city in Argentina well known for it’s mix of modern art and the historic downtown that has some important Jesuit buildings.  The Jesuits founded the first University here in 1610, and have an old library we toured with the rest of the block (including an old church and the original university).

Building elevation tile

Building elevation tile

The city is known for its mix of modern and old styles.  There are many modern art museums and schools, along side the historic parts of the city.   The city has many pedestrian only streets (paseos) with shaded outdoor cafe seating.  An interesting design feature in some of the plazas and paseos is the tile and stone work on the ground that mirrors the elevations of the buildings that front on them.

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Well designed outdoor seating

Well designed outdoor seating

Pedestrian paseo

Pedestrian paseo

Church elevation on plaza

Church elevation on plaza

Modern addition to historic building

Modern addition to historic building

Jesuit church

Jesuit church

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14 04 2009
Christine

How on earth did they provide the support of the new modern building over/around/on the older one? I love it!
mom

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