Villa General Belgrano
Villa General Belgrano - Photos: Pablo Etchevers
A city of beer, Villa General Belgrano is one of the most beautiful districts in Córdoba and it lies 750 meters above sea level, between the Sierras Chicas (Small Mountain Range) and the Sierras Grandes (Large Mountain Range), which ensure a unique micro climate. It stands 87 kilometers to the South of the City of Córdoba and 110 kilometers from the Pajas Blancas International Airport, a privileged site in the vast Calamuchita Valley.
Temperatures range in Villa General Belgrano between 10º and 18º C; it features cold winters and warm summers.
Its denizens are mostly of European descent. Communities of natives and descendants of immigrants from Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Italy, Hungary and Spain, to name a few, stand out.
Therefore, its traditional festivals, its art and its particular Central European architecture style amaze visitors, whether they are here for the first time or they have enjoyed this destination for years.
In this village of Córdoba, October is a synonym for good and plentiful beer. Thousands of people engage on a pilgrimage to this spot every year to take part in one of the most longed-for event in Villa General Belgrano: the National Beer Festival (Oktoberfest Argentina).
Villa General Belgrano also helds two more national festivals: the Alpine Chocolate Festival, in July, and the Fiesta Nacional de la Masa Vienesa, in April. Year after year, more and more tourists from all over the world come along to enjoy these unique events that are held in surroundings of incredible natural beauty.
The strategic location of Villa General Belgrano enables tourists to go on several tours around the attractions of the valley and then return in the afternoon, when the lights of this small village begin to announce the coming of the night. As if it was a fairy tale.