What to do in C贸rdoba in Argentina, the seven natural wonders

    What to do in C贸rdoba in Argentina, the seven natural wonders
    Travel to the region of C贸rdoba, Argentina, which hides seven natural wonders of incredible beauty and charm.

    In the region around Cordova, In north-central Argentina there are seven natural wonders that a traveler passing through this splendid area of 鈥嬧婼outh America, the entire area of 鈥嬧媡he so-called Chica Valley, cannot miss.

    Le Seven natural wonders of C贸rdoba They are the result of a contest organized in 2007 by the Argentine Ministry of Tourism and some local newspapers to select the main naturalistic attractions in the region. Initially hundreds of applications were sent to the project and, after an initial selection, 30 of them went to the final in which 7 were selected; Finally, in September 2008, they became official, also receiving considerable attention to develop the regional tourism network.

    Today the seven natural wonders are among the most visited and sought after destinations by tourists who come to C贸rdoba and are surprised by the beauty of the places that in this way have become known and made accessible to all types of travelers. Let's discover together the seven natural wonders of C贸rdoba in Argentina.

    Mar Chiquita Lagoon and wetlands of the R铆o Dulce, located in the San Justo department, north of C贸rdoba. It is the largest salt lake in Argentina, also called Mar del Ansenuza, with an area of 鈥嬧媘ore than 6000 square kilometers. The lake is located in a magnificent and uncontaminated natural environment, which attracts hundreds of thousands of migratory birds every year that find refuge and sustenance on its shores.

    In addition to being a scenic wonder, the lake is a paradise for bird watchers who will be able to freely observe flamingos, ducks, herons, birds of prey and many other very rare species. As for bathing, the southern coast of the lake remains wild and uncontaminated, while the northern coast, near the towns of Miramar and Balnearia, has developed considerable tourism attracted by the splendid waters of the lake.

    champaqui hill, located in the department of Calamuchita-San Javier, west of C贸rdoba, is the highest peak in the province, with a height of 2.884 meters above sea level. This mountain is inserted in the splendid Argentine landscape of the Pampa, with its vast meadows that extend as far as the eye can see, and represents one of the favorite destinations of hikers from C贸rdoba who want to escape the frenzy of city life and immerse themselves in themselves in the silence of nature.

    The entire area of 鈥嬧婥erro Champaqu铆 around the summit is full of trails and routes of progressive difficulty for both experts and novices in mountain excursions. The panorama that can be admired from the top of Champaqu铆 is one of the most spectacular in the region and allows you to see the spectacular Achala pampa extending in all directions. A short distance from the summit there is a small circular lagoon that gives its name to the mountain; In fact, in the native language Champaqui means 鈥渨ater in the head,鈥 and it is believed that it developed from ancient volcanic activity in the area.

    Condorito Gorge, located in the Pampa de Achala Provincial Water Reserve. It is the only national park within the province of C贸rdoba, a large natural reserve that surrounds a spectacular gorge formed by an 800-meter-deep canyon. The name of the reserve, which in Spanish means "little condor", is due to the large presence of condors, the famous birds of prey that live in South America, which nest on the canyon walls. In addition to the natural landscape of incredible beauty, this reserve is considered one of the most pristine in all of Latin America and offers refuge to plants and animals typical of the Pampas ecosystem, such as guanacos, pumas, foxes and peccaries.

    Cerro Colorado Natural and Cultural Reserve. Located between the departments of R铆o Seco, Sobremonte and Tulumba, this protected area is located around an incredible geological formation of deep red sandstone nestled in a natural environment of great beauty, rich in very rare flora and fauna. It is located three hours by car from Corboba.

    The main attraction of the reserve are the spectacular petroglyphs engraved on the red walls of the mountain by a civilization that inhabited the region for more than 5000 years, until the arrival of Europeans, and then disappeared into thin air. At the entrance to the protected area you can visit an evocative visitor center with an adjacent museum that allows you to have all the historical and naturalistic information before entering nature.

    Ongamira Caves, located in the department of Ischil铆n, about one hundred kilometers from C贸rdoba. It is a complex of caves excavated by geological movements and erosion, famous for being the last bastion of resistance of the Comechingones civilization against the arrival of the Europeans. The park takes place in the majestic rock formation that protects the caves and the beauty of the environment contrasts notably with the human tragedy that occurred in the 16th century, when the native populations were exterminated for having decided not to surrender to the Spanish.

    uritorco hill, in the department of Punilla, one hundred kilometers northwest of C贸rdoba, is a mountain formed by a geological singularity with respect to the surrounding territory, the result of tectonic and geological movements of the past. The wild and arid natural environment, sometimes lunar in appearance, has favored a great production of myths and legends that see this area as an esoteric place linked to UFO sightings and paranormal phenomena.

    bird cave, in the department of Punilla, is a large cave located at the end of a canyon where a colony of swifts, the little birds, nest, offering a unique spectacle in the world when thousands come out of the cave emitting their characteristic chirp. . The cave environment is full of trails and hiking routes that immerse themselves in the wonderful nature of the province of C贸rdoba and offer the possibility of exploring an unspoilt natural environment not far from the city center.

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