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Address: Santa Catalina, Argentina
Phone Number: +54(0)3525 428505
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Full Day Jesuit Legacy Tour from Cordoba
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The only way to get there (I think) is by taxi/remise. There's no buses that I could find. It's 12km down a dirt road, and there's very little else to do once you're there... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 21, 2013
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2016

A beautiful estancia, in the same family for 250 years. The tour was fascinating and the guide very knowledgeable. The tours are in Spanish, not English. A Unesco World Heritage site. Getting to it from Córdoba is half the fun. The roads are mostly unsaved and the views amazing.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

I did a tour of the 3 Jesuit estancias North of Cordoba, and it was very interesting to see not only the old churches, but also to get the history of the Jesuits in Argentina. They were the first order to introduce education along with trying to convert the natives. Next stop was the Jesus Maria National Jesuit Museum and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

We arrived by taxi from Jesus Maria and were eagerly greeted by the caretaker/greeter. He gave us a great tour of the church, but we weren't able to view the rest of the estancia because it wasn't open or accessible.

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Santa Catalina is the only Jesuit estancia in private hands (been in the same family for 250 years!). It is actually incredible, you travel what seems for ever on a dirt road, turn a corner and you are in front of the biggest colonial church ever. You either go with a tour or a rental car, there is no other... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

I went to visit Estancia Santa Catalina, thanks to Nativo Viajes for getting me there and fortunately, we had Lucas as our professional driver and Eduardo as our guide and together, they made our excursion fantastic! We got to walk around the estancia and see the church and the old walls that surround it. I took a lot of really... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

The only way to get there (I think) is by taxi/remise. There's no buses that I could find. It's 12km down a dirt road, and there's very little else to do once you're there. There's some artisan shops and a posada. The posada is kinda cool because they converted the old slaves' quarters into sleeping quarters. If you go, don't... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

We stayed at the Estancia for one Night. What a fantastic place. Beautiful, quiet and a great history. The room was great, so was the host, even though we could not speak spanish, we felt very welcome. By far the best place we have stayed in Argentina.

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