Villa Cura Brochero, Córdoba, Argentina

Villa Cura Brochero is a city in the province of Córdoba, Argentina, located 150 km southwest of the provincial capital Córdoba. The city lies along the Panaholma River in the Traslasierra Valley, between the Achala and Pocho Mountains at 909 meters above sea level. Tourists choose this place for the beauty of its mountains, the beaches on the river and its particular microclimate. Its original name was Villa del Transito but as a tribute to the priest (‘cura’ in Spanish) José Gabriel Brochero (recognized saint for the Catholic Church), it changed its name. You can visit the Sanctuary of Our Lady of the Transit and Saint Cura Brochero and the Brocheriano Museum which keeps several sacred items even as items that have been part of the life of the priest.

Tips

Take the opportunity to visit Mina Clavero, another beautiful town separated from Villa Cura Brochero only by the Panaholma River.

If you like to try local products, there is a drink called Fernet that is handcrafted in the city. It is a kind of digestive made with natural herbs, quite bitter.

You will find a good hotel structure in the region but note that there are also several campsites.

If you like to walk, you will like to do it all along the river or in the middle of nature, it is an ideal place for that.

 

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