It was founded in 1573 by Spanish conquistador Jeronimo Luis de Cabrera.
Today, Cordoba is known for its architecture, cathedral, intellectuality, for its university - the second oldest in Latin America, history, education, and industrial economy.
People Born in Cordoba
Cordoba in People's Lives
Lawrence Durrell: I was appointed Director of the British Council Institute in this city in 1947, and moved here from Rhodes with my wife Eva, to whom I was newly married. I lived and worked here for eighteen months, giving lectures on cultural issues. I disliked this city, and Argentina in general. We moved to London in the summer of 1948.
Viggo Mortensen: I lived here with my family as a child, around 1965.