Museo Histórico UNC Manzana Jesuítica

Museo Histórico UNC Manzana Jesuítica

Museo Histórico UNC Manzana Jesuítica
4.5
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 2:30 PM
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The Historical Museum of the National University of Cordoba is located in the Jesuit Block, inscribed on World Heritage List by UNESCO in 2000. This museum promotes the development of a bond between the University and the visitor. Through its galleries, the museum offers and insight of the oldest university in Argentina (founded in 1613) and one of the most important in Latin America. Daily guided tours in English and Spanish. Visit our website and follow us on Facebook and Instagram for more info. We'll be happy to receive you!
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Kathryn P
London, UK21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
It is well worth taking a guided tour of Cordoba university. For only 50 pesos (about 80p) you will spend an hour and a half being shown around the Jesuit area and the university learning about Argentine history and how the university was founded. The guide was extremely knowledgeable and also entertaining. You will also see the great wealth contained in the university’s library - thousands of ancient books and volumes. Tours available in Spanish or English.
Written 18 January 2020
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Kimita301
Berlin, Germany19 contributions
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It was very hard to find useful information about guided tours through the manzana complex beforehand. So I thought it might be helpful to share the hours of the guided tours here in case people are searching for it.
Turns out that during the whole year there is a morning tour in English at 10 am and one in Spanish at 11 am. They departure from the office of the university museum right next to the church. You gotta go to the office to sign up. It is 10 pesos. These are the morning tours. In the afternoon there are two tours as well whose timing depends on the season. During summer (21 of December till 21 of March) the Spanish tour is at 5 pm whereas the English one is at 6 pm. During winter (22 of march till 20 of December) the Spanish tour takes place at 3 pm and the English one at 5 pm again.
The tour goes through the main church, side rooms, the university, the library and gives a glimpse at the high school. My tour guide was a young, dynamic and very knowledgable woman whose Spanish was very good to understand. The tour took us 75 minutes.
It is definitely worth doing the tour if you are interested in Jesuits, architecture, arts, universities or churches.
Written 3 April 2014
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Joseph Murphy
Halifax, Canada5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2012 • Friends
The Jesuit Block in the heart of Cordoba is a world-class site and our visit was certainly enhanced by a knowledgeable and personable guide. It was evident that not all of the members of our tour group were in love with the Jesuits (their contribution to Argentina's political and social development remains subject of considerable debate), but our guide kept her biases to herself and provided a fair and dispassionate commentary. Our visit to the Manzana Jesuitica in Cordoba -- a UNESCO World Heritage Site-- was a highlight of our recent two month trip to Argentina.
Written 23 April 2012
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Luis R
Greenwich, CT283 contributions
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May 2011 • Family
Some tips here: the High School Montserrat is a public place. Just go inside and visit the grounds. Pay attention to the classrooms: they have not changed in 50 years!! The desks still have the ink holders. I just read that there are guided visits to the school. Another interesting visit is the Iglesia de la Compania (the Jesuit Church). The side chapel is rather old and it has very nice carving. The main church had a large fire but it has been repaired and the feeling of the old church is still there. If you are in Cordoba: all these buildings are a must. I suggest starting early and enjoy a nice lunch afterwards.
Written 15 December 2011
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Sandeep Singh
Durban, South Africa64 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
This is a small museum based on Jesuit history and includes historical books, maps and scripts.

What I enjoyed the most was the cartography section which showed historical maps from the 1600s to today and the development of South America.

The museum is small so about an hour should be fine for a visit.

Only con that I I can think of is that there were not enough English descriptions.
Written 21 October 2019
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Jarko2015
Amsterdam, The Netherlands1,732 contributions
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Jul 2017 • Solo
You can visit the Jesuit church for free any time it's open, but if you want to see the museum next door and get a guided tour of the church as part of the bargain, then the Museum tour is worth taking. It's a tiny cost of A$20 (about $1.15US) but there are English tours only at 10:00AM and 5:00PM (with a fairly fast speaking, not very good at English guide). At other times there are Spanish tours or you can wander the grounds for free, but to see the galleries and libraries, you need to pay and need to be part of a tour. The galleries aren't really anything special and the library is modern and all the books are cryogenically suspended in glass tombs. The 'throne room' where students faced their exams is the highlight after the church.
Written 24 July 2017
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Miquelon2000
Calgary, Canada25 contributions
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Aug 2016 • Solo
Local guides took a group of Spanish speaking tourist through the beautifily housed and preserved ancient documents, old letters and early printed bound books. A magnificent collections and a treat to view.
Written 3 September 2016
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Mr_Nomad
London73 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2016 • Solo
There are two tours a day in English which last 1 hour. One in the morning and one late afternoon. Access to the museum is by tour only. The tour is A$10 which is about 60p.The guide spoke very fast and it was difficult to absorb or even hear what was being said. However, more importantly you get time to see the inside of the museum. Photography inside the rooms was prohibited.
Written 26 February 2016
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Rick049
San Francisco, CA1,291 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2015 • Couples
The Manzana Jesuitica is the central, historical center of Cordoba. Manzana is a strange Spanish word that means both "apple," and also "city block." In this case, the latter meaning is appropriate. A very large, entire city block is taken up by this 17th century collection of buildings, comprising a church, a monestary, a friary, a university, and several institutions of learning. Taken altogether, this is one of the most historic spots in the entire Western Hemisphere. The University of Cordoba, arguably the oldest in South America, was established here. This was the center of the Jesuits' power in South America, and indeed, the entire Western Hemisphere, until they were suppressed in the mid-18th century. The beautiful ancient church alone is worth seeing, even if you have little interest in South American colonial history.
Written 18 December 2015
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James H
Austin, TX6 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2014 • Business
Must do in Cordoba. You are in the heart of the city with plenty of shops, restaurants, and cafes. Very central to other attractions.
Written 15 September 2014
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