Location: Candonga District, Cordoba Province
Type of access: 6 miles
Number of rooms: 6
Telephone: 4343-2366
E-mail:
Distance from Buenos Aires: 500 miles Considered time of trip: 9 hs.
By Car: 8 hours
By Bus: 11 hours
By plane: 1 hour

Charm Category

The Ranch
This tourist project responds to the relationship between the individual, his place and nature.

Our rooms emerge from the "Mother Earth"; its walls built with stone and bricks take on the harmonic shape of the surrounding space and become the place which protects, serenely and austerely.

Pure-cotton bed sheets and natural wool bedspreads will shelter you while sleeping.
Baskets with creaking bread, traditional cookies, and jam made with fruit from our orchard and natural fresh milk will be waiting for you every morning.

Our Argentinean cuisine includes the typical "Asados" (meat barbecued outdoor). The animals are raised in our farm and fed with tender grass; also the trout are taken from our water.

You will enjoy delicious vegetables from the organic kitchen garden, also regional sausages and the best wines kept in our wine cellar will be with you during lunch and dinner.

History
Located on the northern side of Córdoba city, Candonga is the threshold of the untarnished natural beauty of the Sierras Chicas and of the history of the region.

This land holds numerous traces of the Jesuitical Missions, charming little chapels and vast “estancias” (ranches).

A perfect opportunity to escape the rat race and the bustle of city life to enjoy the sounds of nature and the echoes of past glories.

Candonga's Chapel
CANDONGA is the ancient Castilian word for "loaded mule" or "old mule" in reference to the animals that, in the early 18th century, carried heavy loads across the mountains following the Royal Trail of Upper Peru.

This is the region where the Jesuits settled to perform their evangelizing and educational mission and it still bears testimony to this past.

Jesus Maria, Alta Gracia, La Candelaria, Santa Catalina and Caroya were busy work and education centers until 1767, when the Jesuits were thrown out from America , Portugal and its colonies.

The north was the heart of activity in the Royal Trail; the University of Cordoba and the Monserrat College created the new ruling class.

The Chapel of Candonga, built in 1730 in honor of the Virgin, was declared National Historical Monument in 1941 and the UNESCO included the road of the "estancias" and the Jesuits' block on the list of the World Heritage in December, 2000.

Location
Candonga is located 31 miles to the north of Córdoba City and 25 miles away from Pajas Blancas International Airport .

Activities
Enjoy all the activities available and feel free to add whatever your imagination may wish for...

Trekking, river swimming, a nice siesta under the fresh shade of the trees, fruit recollection, activities in the farm and our kitchen garden, games in the forest and indoors, mountain-biking, bird-watching ,walks in the light of the moon and the fireflies, visits to the aromatic soap and candles workshops.

Our ridings are always guided by Candonga-native personnel. The "Aldea de Candonga" offers you unforgettable rides of different length and skill; you may decide which you will enjoy depending on your experience. You will even have the possibility of sleeping in other fields and enjoying our excellent organic menus.

Sportive fishing is also available. 5000 cubic meters of water offers rainbow trout to practice 'Catch and Release' fishing.

There are also a lot of other activities in the region that you will be pleased to practice, such as: paragliding (at Cuchi Corral), golf (18 holes), visits to the Artisans Walk ('La Cumbre'), the City of Córdoba, the Jesuitical buildings and historical places or just simple quiet walks around the area.

How realising a reserve
It can communicate by telephone of Monday through Friday de 10 a 18hs to
4343 - 2366 (rotating lines) or e-mail

Estancias Argentinas . com Travel agency - File 12086 - Res. 0059 - Av. Diagonal Pte. Roque Saenz Peña 616 - 9th floor - (1035) Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires. Tel > (00-54-11) 4343-2366 Fax > (00-54-11) 4342 - 2458
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