The Best Places to Watch the Sunset in Cordoba

Sunset in Cordoba's hills | © ((brian))/Flickr
Sunset in Cordoba's hills | © ((brian))/Flickr
Photo of Sorcha O'Higgins
15 November 2017

The province of Cordoba, Argentina, is one of the most beautiful parts of the country, from the vibrant university city steeped in history to the rolling hills of the sierras. And since with great beauty comes great sunsets, we’ve rounded up some of the best places to see the sunset in Cordoba.

Parque Sarmiento

Cordoba’s central park is full of nooks and crannies from which you can appreciate the sunset. This beautifully landscaped park is home to museums and art galleries, as well as an idyllic lagoon where you can rent boats and watch the sun set behind the dense foliage surrounding the lake. Head to one of the ornate bridges with your significant other for a romantic view of the setting sun.

Sunset over the bandstand in Parque Sarmiento | © Lucas Zallio/Flickr

Cerro Uritorco

One of the most visited places in Cordoba is the mystical Cerro Uritorco. Known for its magical vibes, it also offers visitors an incredible panoramic view out of the Cordobese sierras. Anyone who gets chills at the thought of paranormal activity after dark might want to make a move as soon as the sun goes down, as Uritorco is famous for its strange noises and otherworldly happenings. But if you’re into the weird and wonderful, nightfall at this bewitching hill might be just the thing for you.

A view of Cerro Uritorco | © Juan Montiel/Flickr

Plaza San Martin

The city’s main square charms with its colonial architecture and whitewashed cathedral. Claim one of the benches and bring a mate to watch the sunset like a local. Watch as the sky fades to black and then listen as the tango music starts to spill out from side streets that radiate out from the main square for a truly Cordobese experience.

Plaza San Martin, Cordoba | © Rafael Bravo/Flickr

Centro Cultural Cordoba

One of the best places to watch the sunset in the city of Cordoba has to be from the sloping curve of the undulating landform at the Centro Cultural Cordoba in Parque Sarmiento. Climb the stairs to the top of the giant ramp and see the twisting needle of the Faro del Bicentenario rise skyward as the sun throws its shadow in a long form on the ground.

Reserva Natural Urbana General San Martin

This wild ecological reserve on the outskirts of the city is a chance to get back to nature without going too far from the hustle and bustle of Cordoba. Complete with nature trails, a natural river, and a lush forest, you’ll get to ditch the city for a taste of the country and catch the sunset from the banks of the river. Once night falls, enjoy the sounds of the reserve as its wildlife comes to life after dark.

Villa Carlos Paz

Grab a blanket and head down to the shores of the picturesque San Roque lake, from where you can see the last vestiges of sunlight shimmering on the surface of the water before it dips out of sight. Villa Carlos Paz, the town surrounding the lake, has many lakeside bars and restaurants whose terraces and decks overlook the water, so this is another great option for those looking to enjoy the evening twilight.

Sunset over the San Roque lake | © Juan Carlos Martins/Flickr

Cuchi Corral

This viewpoint off the National Route 38 is a big slab of rock that looks out into the Cordobese countryside beyond and is the perfect place to watch the sun go down. The 400 meter (1,300 feet) drop from the rocky bluff also provides a great place to go paragliding from, and local operators organise paragliding excursions from the corral. Bring your camera, as the views from Cuchi Corral are unparallelled.

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