South America Day 32 - Jesús María

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February 9th 2019
Published: February 10th 2019
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This morning we plan to drive to Jesús María, an hour north of Córdoba. It’s a risk; since the Fritz y Franz pigeon poo lunch, things have been distinctly loose in the bottom department. But we set off (camera in one pocket, Imodium in the other).

We reach Jesús María without incident and stop briefly in the main plaza. It has a train line running through the middle and a strange collection of naked orange statues with enormous feet.

On to the Museo Jesuitico in a 17th century Jesuit estancia by the river. It’s a beautiful old building full of interesting religious artefacts. It’s fallen somewhat into disrepair which makes me wonder why they don’t charge an entrance fee.

In the afternoon, one last wander round Córdoba. We have dinner at el Club de la Milanesa – the tasting plate – basically posh chicken nuggets. With cheesy chips (of course).

Then a visit to the Museo Superior de Bellas Artes in the Palacio Ferrerya. The palace is a beautiful 1914 Beaux-Arts mansion which has been converted to an art gallery. Despite the bizarre nature of the conversion (a fur lined staircase – what’s that all about?) the building easily outclasses the art it houses.

Afterwards, we split up to deal with our own most pressing needs; a bathroom for me and ice cream for the old man. Then back to the hotel to pack for tomorrow’s flight to Chile.

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