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Colors of Mendoza - traditions, festivals, mentality and lifestyle

Montanas de Mendoza Mendoza is a globally known winemaking destination. Its suburbs locate several large wineries. At present their wines are served in most renowned upscale restaurants of the world. Many tourists are attracted to the city with a unique chance to try astonishing wines. The main cultural event held in Mendoza annually is also associated with winemaking. A bright remarkable holiday named “Vendimia” (Fiesta Nacional de la Vendimia) or the National Grape harvest Festival is devoted to grape harvest gathering. The festival was established and first held in 1936.
Mendoza is a scenic city with unique natural attractions and historical landmarks. A major part of the tourist spots is concentrated in the central region of the city which is totally banned … Open
Since that time the holiday turned into one of the most waited scale events among local folks and city guests. The festival lasts for more than two months. In January the most distinguished winemakers select the participants of the contest who should then submit to approval best sorts of the dainty drink. The event is attended by winemakers from all over the country however the most exciting events and contests start commonly in March.
The festival is opened with bright magnificent parades and marches. In this way local folks praise the protectors and thank them for good harvests. The most prominent event of the festival is a selection of the beauty queen of the festival. The competition takes place right after the festival opening and the festive parades and marches. 17 beauties compete in the selection being one from each department of the Mendoza Province. Copyright
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The beauties are tried with various contests and have a chance to approve themselves in different competitions. Only the most dignified contestant can be selected a queen of the festival. The day after the queen selection a bright and exciting march takes place. The Carrusel march carries the queen in a beautiful bull-drawn carriage through the city. The procession is escorted by equestrians clothed in ethnic costumes. The event is a tribute to the traditions of the past as several centuries ago the carriages were the main means of transportation for city residents and the means to transport the grape harvest.
After that Mendoza witnesses different music and theatrical shows, fairs and wine tastings for several days. The main place of holding public events is still the Frank Romero Day amphitheater filled with music from early morning till late night during the holiday. The festival ends in the middle of march. The event is always visited by many foreign guests. During the festival the travelers can not only try and taste the various sorts of wines but purchase the best ones as memorable gifts and souvenirs from Mendoza. The exciting and rich in engaging events “Vendimia” festival gains more and more popularity year by year.  Next: Culture: sights to visit
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Cathedrals and basilicas near Mendoza
♥   Catedral Nuestra Señora de Loreto, Mendoza, 1.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basílica de San Francisco, Mendoza, 2.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basílica de Nuestra Señora de Luján de Cuyo, Luján de Cuyo, 18.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo

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