Last day in Cordoba
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Had quite a bit of time to fill in today, because bus didn´t leave until 5pm for our journey to Paysandu in Uruguay. We ended up taking our bags down to the bus station and putting them in the guarderia because although our hotel (Hotel Dorrego) had said we could leave our bags there when we asked yesterday, today she said there was no room and she couldn´t guarantee their safety. We were not very impressed with the hotel - the lady in charge was quite rude, promised lots and delivered nothing and was quite obviously not interested in the tourist trade. Also, the most ordinary breakfast we´ve had in any hotel here!
Our main destination today was the Palacio Ferreyra Museum of Fine Arts, a 1911 mansion which has been skilfully converted into an art gallery. The building is lovely, and the mosaic floors particularly interesting. The artwork is pretty good, and is essentially centred on artists with some connection to Cordoba and ranges from classical style to impressionism to contemporary artwork. It did have two Picasso´s from the 1930's, so something of international note. There are four levels of galleries and entry is free, a pleasant way to spend some free time.
We then spent the rest of the afternoon updating travbuddy(!), lunching in a local cafe before heading off to the bus station for our trip into Uruguay.