“Charming, its name is, and gorgeous the town is; warm are the people; and fragrant the bread is. Whoever loves it, let things be as they are”,
reads the poem attributed to Oliverio de Allende.
It was founded in 1675, and its cobblestone streets still preserve the colonial manors.
Nuestra Señora del Rosario Church —built in 1882— was blessed by Fray Mamerto Esquiú. Inside, it hosts pieces of religious art, such as the image of the Virgin over 300 years old, an articulated Christ with a mestizo (of mixed American Indian and European descent) face, and the original tabernacle of the Society of Jesus, a baroque piece carved in cedar, considered one of the artistic jewels of America.
Sites of interest:
Before reaching Villa Tulumba, along the RP 16 (State Route 16), you will find this town that combines its pre-Hispanic traces and archaeological heritage with its colonial imprint. Known as Chipitín (“man of the river”) by the Sanavirones peoples who inhabited the area, Los Morteritos, one of the main vestiges of that period, can be appreciated in the town. In addition, in times of the Viceroyalty of Río de la Plata, it became a resting place for travelers along the old Royal Road. Thus, along its narrow streets, visitors can discover the local identity among old manors built between 1850 and 1900, a historic aguaribay, and a beautiful parish church in honor of San José, the patron saint of the place, in front of the San Martín square. During the tour, it is also worth visiting the Sanavirón Regional Museum, an old manor that houses a collection from different periods.
The town of Deán Funes is located 26 km from Villa Tulumba by RP 16. Some of the sites to visit are the Nuestra Señora del Carmen Cathedral, unique in its kind with avant-garde lines; the Sarmiento square with its civic altar paying homage to Independence Day, and its monument carved in stone with the figure of Domingo F. Sarmiento; and the City Museum and the Casa Museo de Martín Santiago Museum, which houses murals and paintings by this artist from San Francisco. Only 10 kilometers to the south are the large granite quarries in the middle of a large vegetation and inhabited by an important diversity of native birds. It has a small reservoir with scenic views ideal for horseback riding, hiking and other recreational activities.
Directions: From the city of Córdoba, visitors can take RN 9 (National Route 9) and then RN 60.