The NorthWest Córdoba

Landscapes that vary from the plain to the mountain, from the salt mines to the forest... The influence of history and mountain and rural tradition...


This is an area of great geographical contrasts; from the Salinas Grandes (salt mines) in the north and the plains in the north-west to the Sierra and Pampa de Pocho with its volcanoes and the Túneles that go down towards the west plains. This geographical variety allows the discovery of completely different environments, each with its own identity. There, is San Marcos Sierra with its unique atmosphere quality, Cruz del Eje and its great Embalse (reservoir), the Sierra de Guasapampa and the archaeological site of Charquina, the old bismuthine mines, Pocho with the unique combination of its pampa, volcanoes, lagoon and palm tree groves, the magnificent Tunnels and the Natural Reserve of Chancaní with its dense quebracho groves.

In addition to this rich natural heritage, there are important cultural attractions such as the pictographs of Charquina, a number of chapels from the XVIII century (San Marcos Sierras, Salsacate, Pocho, Las Palmas) and the outstanding Jesuit Ranch of La Candelaria.

The honey from San Marcos Sierra and the traditional cuisine, in combination with the typical hospitality of traditional environments are awaiting the tourist who visits the area in search for different circuits and experiences.

The route of Los Gigantes which borders the mountains with the same name, and the route of Los Túneles with their spectacular panoramic views, add adventure and excitement to this proposal.

Nature, culture and history associate to create environments of great attraction and strong impact on the tourist who enters the unique adventure offered in the north-west.