A Tour around Villa Cura Brochero

This wonderful district in Córdoba is the perfect starting point for the most interesting and magical sensations in the area of Traslasierra.

Charmed by the paradisiacal scene combining the mountain range, the crystal-clear waters and a huge dose of quietness, we started a tour around Villa Cura Brochero. We could observe great historical and religious values at every corner.

The district was founded in 1864 by priest Francisco Aguirre, who gave it the name of Villa Tránsito (Transition Village). Over fifty years later, Ramón Cárcano (the then governor of Córdoba) renamed the town as Villa Cura Brochero to pay tribute to one of the most beloved person by all its denizens, one who gave his life to care for and help those who most needed help.

Our tour started at Centenario Square, a site built by Father Aguirre in the early 1900s and which still preserves its original size. A very nice statue made of brass by Polish artist Alejandro Pereckrest in 1922 as a tribute to beloved Father Brochero can be observed in the center of the venue.

  • Pay tribute to one of the most beloved person

    Pay tribute to one of the most beloved person

  • Quiet streets

    Quiet streets

  • The Transition Church

    The Transition Church

  • The crystal-clear waters

    The crystal-clear waters

  • The humble house once dwelled by Father Brochero

    The humble house once dwelled by Father Brochero

  • Brochero Museum

    Brochero Museum

Very close to the square, on Moreno Street, we visited the humble house once dwelled by Father Brochero during his last days. The place preserves its original design; in fact, the ceiling clearly displays the timber framing and the typical bricks used back in the nineteenth century. The property used to belong to Mr. Aguirre, husband of Father Brochero’s sister.

Another interesting alternative to visit is Museo Brocheriano (Brochero Museum), which lies next to the Transition Church. As soon as we entered the institution, we were told that the museum had 11 rooms to visit, so we resolved to enjoy it without haste. The museum was created in 1957 and it houses objects and testimonies of the struggling life led by Father Brochero and the old local dwellers.

Later on, and feeling enthusiastic about the tour, we resolved to travel a little bit. Very close to Villa Cura Brochero, we took a road to Toro Muerto (Dead Bull) in order to visit Takkú Yacana. This is a seven-hectare venue devoted to ecological tourism, including a beautiful plant nursery with native species, a spectacular access to the river and a zoo of friendly llamas that is open year round.

In fact, we paid a short visit but it is advisable to enjoy this place during one entire day. It is recommended to get there early and see the entire venue to have full contact with nature.

For all this, Villa Cura Brochero continues to offer new alternatives. This wonderful district in Córdoba is also a favorite destination among anglers.

Likewise, the trails of Traslasierra are ideal to go horse-riding, hiking or cycling. And in the summer, the swim resorts are the main attractions and get crowded with people willing to enjoy the crystal-clear waters and stunning beaches. All in all, Villa Cura Brochero is an excellent alternative to visit year round.

Autor Pablo Etchevers Fotografo Eduardo Epifanio


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