The oldest town in the Punilla Valley, Cosquin is known for its National Folklore Festival, a nine-day celebration of Argentinian folk music. The rural town rests on the banks of Cosquin River at the foot of Cerro Pan de Azucar and provides ample outdoor activities.
Things to do in Cosquín
Discover a precious collection of stones, crystals and gems at Camin Cosquin Museum. Founded in 1975, the museum boasts the most extensive collection of Argentine natural rock in the world. Learn how the stones are transformed into precious jewellery while also admiring the sparkling array of quartz and blown glass.
Meet local wildlife at Tatú Carreta Zoological Park, an open-range zoo spanning 60 hectares. See buffalos, ostriches and peacocks, as well as native species, including corzuelas, guanacos and Patagonian mara. Join a safari or follow one of the nature trails through the park and feed the free-roaming animals.
For breathtaking views of the Punilla Valley, hike, cycle or go horseback riding to the summit of the 1,260-metre-high Cerro Pan de Azucar. A scenic chairlift can also whisk you to the top, where you can marvel at the giant cross and visit the Cosquin Tango Museum to learn about Cosquin’s famous tango singer, Carlos Gardel.
Relax along the shady shoreline of the Cosquin River. Soak up the sun from a perfectly perched rock, splash around in one of the natural swimming holes or rent a kayak to explore the river.
Getting around Cosquín
You can fly into Ingeniero Aeronáutico Ambrosio L.V. Taravella International Airport in Cordoba. Cosquin is just over an hour’s drive or a four-hour bus or train from the airport. Once in Cosquin, the city is best explored on foot.