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Sightseeing in Mendoza - what to see. Complete travel guide

This city is a world-famous center that manufactures excellent Argentine wine and olive oil. In summer it's an excellent resort full of fascinating routes and excursions, and in winter the city turns into a paradise for skiers.
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
In 1861, the city suffered from a great damage – a disastrous earthquake destroyed all buildings and monuments. During the creation of a new project of the city all seismic features have been taken into account. New squares have become much wider and the streets are located on the distance from each other.
Just like the majority of cities in the country, Mendoza resembles a standard European city. In the center of the city there is a lot of greenery, so both locals and travelers traditionally love walking there. As the city is located in a fairly arid region, you can see numerous man-made channels on its territory. These channels are designed to maintain a humid microclimate in Mendoza. The creation of the artificial irrigation system made it possible to decorate the territory of the city with greenery, which is not usual for the natural environment of this region. In addition to this, there are famous vineyards around the city. While walking on the city’s streets you will see at least one channel on each of them. In order to make the movement more comfortable, the streets are connected by bridges. Copyright
Walking tour through the city is a most common way to go sightseeing as the central streets of Mendoza are closed for any transport. The favorite spot of recreation among city residents and … Open
The Independence Square and the biggest pedestrian street Sarmiento are located in the center of the city. All other streets are perpendicular to the main one. On these cozy streets you will find contemporary restaurants, cozy bars, cafes, and shopping centers. The largest park of Mendoza is named San Martin and is located in the western part of the city. The territory of the park contains a football field, a zoo and many architectural monuments.
An outstanding historical monument is the Basilica of San Francisco Solano. It was built in 1875 on the site of a ruined old church. The temple is considered the oldest in Argentina. In the walls of the basilica today, there are many unique religious relics that pilgrims from all over the world come to worship. In 1928, this basilica acquired the status of a national monument.
1. The rainiest season in Mendoza is considered to be summer. Heavy rains can sufficiently change the touring plan of travelers and city guests. The most favorable season for visiting … Open
While walking along the banks of the Mendoza River, you can see another interesting attraction - the Inca Bridge. This bridge is located in a fairly inaccessible area, at an altitude of 1,719 meters above sea level. The exact date of its construction is unknown. Locals connect a lot of interesting legends with this bridge. According to one of them, the bridge has a divine origin. Near the bridge, there are several thermal springs, and also the Mountaineering Museum.
For everyone who wants to get acquainted with the history and culture of the city, be sure to visit the Museum of History Cuyo. It is located in a chic historical building. The decoration itself is of great historical significance. The collection of the museum is very rich and diverse. Ancient weapons, ancient coins and medals, as well as valuable historical documents and ancient manuscripts, can be seen in it.
The City Memorial Museum, also presents an original collection to the attention of visitors, a significant part of which is devoted to a unique natural phenomenon - earthquakes. This museum became known to the whole world in large part, due to the fact that it has a special room that simulates an earthquake. The museum also keeps collections of video and photo materials related to this natural phenomenon.
Montanas de Mendoza Nature lovers will be invited to visit the Villavicencio nature reserve located in the vicinity of Mendoza. Its area is large and is about 62,000 hectares. Part of the territory of this park is closed for excursions, and in the remainder, many exciting routes have been developed for tourists. They can stroll through the picturesque mountain regions, see the thermal springs and look into the hidden caves, and also visit the main historical attraction of these places - the abandoned old hotel Terma de Villavicencio. The reserve is most interesting to visit in spring. At this time of the year, you can admire the flowering plants that have grown on fertile volcanic soils.
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National and city parks around Mendoza
♥   Provincial Park 'Cordon del Plata' , 15.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Provincial Park 'Volcán Tupungato' , 103.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Provincial Park 'Cerro Aconcagua' , 114.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'El Leoncito' , 131.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo

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Portillo Ski resort

From the series “Stunning Beauty Places of the Earth, Unknown to Tourists”
Today you can hardly imagine that there was almost no tourist infrastructure 20 years ago on the health resort. There were only the excellent slopes and ski lifts, which the athletes and the supporters of the winter sports. In just a few years Portillo has changed fundamentally. In 1996, the city became the location of the World Ski Championships. Today the infrastructure of the health resort is expected to be 500 people. The tourists, who want to spend a few days here, should book the rooms in advance, since the resort is accessible to visitors only 3.5 months per year. 20 ski slopes of different levels of complexity and 12 ski lifts are at the disposal of the skiers. … Read further

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Your travel to Argentine won’t be complete without a trip to Cordoba. This is an old city that is home to such famous landmarks as San Carlos Universidad, Iglesia De Los Capuchinos, Provincial Museo de Historia de Marcus de Sobremonte, numerous old buildings and other architectural sights. Finally, the best natural reserves in the country are located in Patagonia, where green hills and dense forests border with deserts. … Open
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