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The little town one hour from the city of Córdoba that JF Kennedy visited when he was in Argentina

The little town one hour from the city of Córdoba that JF Kennedy visited when he was in Argentina
February 23, 2024 – 11:12

It is a small town located in the province of Cordobaabout 63 kilometers northwest of the provincial capital.

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Ascochinga It is a small town located in the province of Cordoba, about 63 kilometers northwest of the provincial capital. The place is known for its natural beauty, but also for having received the former American president John Fitzgerald Kennedy when he was young and later Jackie Kennedyhis wife.

In 1966, 25 years after the visit of the former North American president, Kennedy’s widow visited Ascochinga accompanied by her children and stayed 9 days. The woman wanted to remember her husband’s trip to Argentina in 1941who had gone when he was 24 with friends.

Thus, in the mid-1960s, Jackie traveled to this town in Córdoba. He stayed in a 17th century room property of the Cárcano, a family of Argentine diplomats, who Kennedy had met during his stay.

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Jackie Kennedy enjoying a horseback ride in the mountains of Cordoba.

Jackie Kennedy enjoying a horseback ride in the mountains of Cordoba.

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The visit of the former first lady of the United States involved a large security operation, with police personnel and even field hands guarding the room. She arrived with her children, John-John (5) and Caroline (8) in April 1966, three years after the murder of her husband.

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Estancia La Paz, where JFK's widow stayed in Córdoba.

Estancia La Paz, where JFK’s widow stayed in Córdoba.

Where is Ascochinga

Ascochinga is located in the Punilla Valley, a mountainous region in the province of Córdoba. It is located 60 kilometers from Córdoba Capital.

What to do in Ascochinga

Among its most notable places, in Ascochinga they recommend visiting the Sacred Heart of Jesus Churchhe Pueblo Estancia La Paz and the traditional Barrio Parque.

In terms of gastronomic experiences, among the recommended places are the Lugar Roca restaurant, the Serrano Bar and Pueblo Estancia La Paz.

For sports and nature lovers, Ascochinga is known for its golf courses, in particular the Ascochinga Golf Club. The area has beautiful landscapes and nature trails which are ideal for walks and outdoor activities.

You can also visit Estancia La Paz, where Jackie Kennedy stayed. Today it is part of a golf course.

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Estancia La Paz, where Jackie Kennedy stayed.

Estancia La Paz, where Jackie Kennedy stayed.

How to get to Ascochinga from Córdoba Capital

To get to Ascochinga from Córdoba you have to take National Route No. 9 heading north. Then, take Provincial Route No. 34 to the west, which will take you directly to Ascochinga. The car trip usually takes about an hour, depending on traffic and road conditions.

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