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Close to the laid-back town of Jesús María, 19km (31 miles) north of Córdoba City, this is one of the best conserved and most visited Jesuit estancias. The 17th-century church and residence form a U-shape around a well-tended garden. A pond, woods, and small graveyard give the place an idyllic feel. Its history is fascinating; wine made here was the first American wine served to the Spanish royal family. In the Museo Jesuítico, you'll find colonial objects and paintings, as well as old winemaking equipment. The estancia is a 300m (984-ft.) walk from the town. Follow Avenida Juan B. Justo north, turn left onto Cleto Peña, and follow a dirt track until you reach the entrance.