Estancia La Paz is located in Ascochinga, in the province
of Córdoba - a place with a unique climate and scenery that
blends with history and tradition. Estancia La Paz was built
in 1830 and subsequent additions to this building were made
in 1860 in a typical colonial style and in the late 1800’s
his owner - Julio A. Roca who was twice President of Argentina
– built an extension in an Italian Renaissance style. Estancia
La Paz was also one of the landmarks along “El Camino Real”
(the Royal route to Perú). This magnificent property is now
a new alternative for those who are looking for enjoyment
The charming village of Ascochinga, which is only 4 Km from
Estancia La Paz, is a privileged place not only for its climate
and landscape, but also because it is conveniently situated
allowing the visitor an easy access.
This magnificent house which once hosted our national heroes
now welcomes you and offers warmth and hospitality plus the
service of a five-star hotel.
- 20 bedrooms with private bathrooms
- Central heating, telephone and room service
- Fully-trained trilingual (Spanish, English and German) staff
who will ensure you are cared for throughout your stay
- Video room and Satellite TV
- Drawing room and Art Gallery, also suited to conduct business
- Library and video-cassette collection
- 24 hour Medical Aid and Emergency Service.
Estancia La Paz, a boutique hotel that will really
Accompanied by one of its owners, whether you are a beginner
or and expert rider, you can take a guided ride round the
premises. Unforgettable free range riding treks among the
hills, crossing streams and enjoying the sounds and scents
in its 2000-hectare demesne and along its 8 km of riverbanks.
An interesting option that allows visitors to ride along the
original drive that led to the house which is framed by plane
trees (Platanus Occidentalis) or under the shade of the trees
whose branches gently caress the tranquil waters of the lake.
Angling and Boating
Right in the centre of the park and next to the house there
is a lake which is fed by irrigation ditches that connect
it with Ascochinga River, which were built in the times of
the Jesuits. Here you can enjoy yourself rowing round the
lake or fishing carps or “pejerrey” (a variety of mackerel).
Swimming pool and Solarium
This magnificent swimming pool was built by President Roca.
It was the first Olympic swimming pool in the Province of
Córdoba, and an excellent example of the best architecture
of the times. Surrounded by ancient trees and with a fantastic
view of the lake, it is an ideal place to relax.
Trekking and Guided Walks
Strolling through its parkland, you’ll appreciate the fantastic
work done by Charles Thays, a famous French landscape designer
who, at the request of President Roca created this park. You
may also take walks around its premises with a bilingual (English
– Spanish) guide who will show you the most important species
in this magnificent 100 ha. park.
This unique place with its 8 Km of riverbanks, lake, centennial
trees and hundreds of hectares of scrub give shelter to a
myriad of migratory and non-migratory bird species, making
Estancia La Paz an ideal place for birdwatchers. We will provide
our guests with a guide with the description of more than
60 bird species found in this area.
Estancia La Paz has two polo fields which have a magnificent
view of the Sierras (Hills). The traditional “Estancia
La Paz” tournament, the “Challenger Cup”, “Gobernación de
Córdoba” and “Presidente Julio Argentino Roca” Cups are played
in these grounds every year.
Those guests who are interested in taking part in this
fascinating sport can do so. We arrange polo matches with
local players who often use these magnificent polo fields.
Between the months of October and May many foreigners come
to Estancia La Paz to attend clinics and intensive courses
in polo. You can take advantage of our special package holiday
for this purpose. Many also come to La Paz to acquire one
of our ponies which have been bred and trained in our premises.
For those who enjoy playing golf, they can have free access
to one of the most picturesque golf courses in Argentina:
The Estancia La Paz Golf Course. Originally designed in 1931,
at the beginning it was a 5-hole golf course, which was later
completed to reach 18 holes in 1997 following the design made
by Caprile and Capdepont. In both building stages the natural
topography of the terrain was respected as well as the local
flora such as the Algarrobos which now are more than 100 years
old. The golf course is next to the Estancia and it is a par
72 course with a total of 6395 yards.
description of the course
For those who would like to visit other golf courses, Estancia
La Paz is conveniently situated to have easy access to other
important golf courses such as: Golf Club Villa Allende:
Founded in September 1922, this club hosts one of the most
important tournaments in Argentina: the “Abierto del Centro
de la República”. Very important Argentine professional
players who are now having an outstanding performance in International
Tournaments have started playing here, such as one of the
best players on the European Tour: Eduardo Romero (Golf
La Cumbre Golf Club: Surrounded by picturesque mountains
which offer breathtaking views, this 18-hole golf course was
built in 1924. It is a par 70 course and has a total of 5991