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    how to move around

    by mindcrime Written Jun 22, 2008

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    Favorite thing: Mendoza is big but the city center is walkable and it’s really difficult to get lost. In the center are the five squares of the city, the main and bigger one is Plaza Independencia and the four smaller ones lying at the four corners of the main square just two blocks away. The main avenue is San Martin, the main pedestrian street is Sarmiento that crosses plaza Independencia, the main commercial street is Las Heras and the main street for nightlife is Aristides Villanueva.

    There are some local buses but I never used any of them. Don’t forget that the taxis are cheap in Argentina.

    The high temperatures will try to put you down for sure but the trees in every street will help to save yourself. Of course it’s better to carry always a bottle of water with you. I spent a whole day wandering around the streets of Mendoza and the only problem I had was a strange feeling that someone will take my camera. When I returned back to the hostel late in the afternoon with my camera hanging from my neck the owner came at the door screaming “are you crazy? Put that camera inside!!” Yes, unfortunately like all the big cities of Argentina isn’t the safest move to walk around like a tourist.

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    Tourist Information

    by mindcrime Written Jun 22, 2008

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    Tourist Information

    Favorite thing: The stuff in the Tourist Informantion are very friendly, smiling all the time but the don’t speak English! Helloooo! TOURISTS people! Don’t this ring the bell? :)

    Anyway, I used my spanish and they provided me with some basic map of the city (poor quality) and they showed me on it some suggestions about sights, eating etc You can find there many leaflets about tours around for mountens, hiking, wine tours, climbing etc

    The office is open daily from 9 in the morning till 9 in the night.

    address: Av. San Martín y Garibaldi.
    Its in the city center at a kiosk built in the middle of pavement

    Tel: (+54) 0261 4201333

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    Vino tinto o blanco?

    by TheWanderingCamel Written May 29, 2007

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    Favorite thing: For all the varieties of wine that are grown and produced in Mendoza, one stands head and shoulders above the others as THE wine of the region - Malbec - first introduced from France in the 1860s. A deep black grape, Malbec hasn't been grown much anywhere but Argentina for the last 50 years. It's a difficult grape that in many places is highly susceptible to mildew, frost and rot. In Mendoza however, with its low humidity, flood irrigation methods and 300 days of sunshine a year, it has found an ideal home. Argentianian Malbec drinks young and ages well - you'l find lots of great opportunity to decide which one is your favourite during your stay in Mendoza.

    Another one to try is Torrontes, a fruity, flowery white that you won't find easily elsewhere. The grape came originally from north-east Spain, but like Malbec, it isn't grown much outside Argentina these days. Perhaps more of a challenge than Malbec- this is a wine you'll probably either love or hate - but served well chilled as a pre-dinner drink with some spicy sausage, it's a good drop. It also goes well with a curry - though that will be hard to find in Mendoza!

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    Wonderful colours

    by TheWanderingCamel Written May 29, 2007

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    Fondest memory: Objets carved from stone in a myriad of colours - amazing pinks, blues, green, gold and more can be found in shops all over Argentina. That they are skilfully done is without a doubt, whether you would actually want a two foot high pink tango dancer or a whacking great toucan in a variety of colours is another matter, even if you could afford it - they're incredibly expensive (a tiny pink pig bought for a gift was US$100) - or could fit it in the hand baggage. The beauty of the stone itself is indisputable however, and seeing it in its raw state in the mountains of the Sierra de Uspallata was amazing. The colours are stunning - great outcrops of green and blue, pink and gold, palest cream and solid black. One mountain looked just as if it had been washed by a rainbow, its craggy slopes showing band after band of different colours - just so beautiful!

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    Parque General San Martin & Cerro de la Gloria

    by EmilianoCV Written Nov 7, 2006

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    Favorite thing: Parque General San Martin is the main green area in the city and was designed at the end of the XIX century by french architect & gardener Charles Thays. The Cerro de la Gloria is in the Park and it is a monument that commemorates the Independence of Argentina, Chile & Peru at the beginning of the XIX century.

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    The city of Mendoza

    by EmilianoCV Written Nov 7, 2006

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    Favorite thing: Although the city of Mendoza is situated in the middle of an arid region (we called it "the dessert"), it is full of trees. Spring and Autunm time is delicious to visit the city, walk on the pedestrian streets and have "alfajores" and "empanadas" with "vino tinto".

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    Me at the pedestrian street

    by sof76 Updated Dec 13, 2005

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    Favorite thing: There are lot's of coffee's stores (cafes) where you can sit and enjoy the music at the pedestrian street.
    Really nice! I've enjoyed it very much!

    Hay muchisimos cafes en la peatonal donde uno se puede sentar y disfrutar de la musica de la calle.
    Muy lindo, de verdad que lo disfrute mucho!

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    Very helpful tourist office

    by Trekki Written Nov 12, 2005

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    Tourist Office of Mendoza - on Garibaldi (x San Ma
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    Favorite thing: Mendoza Tourist Information is very helpful in any way.
    Either is you want to know something about the outdoor possibilities, about high mountain climbing, about tours in the Andes (up to Cristo Retendor), about farmstay (ecoturismo) or about bodega tours.

    They have all different leaflets, brochures, catalogues, in english and spanish.

    Bilingual staff.

    Open daily from 9 am to 9 pm.


    Fondest memory: You can't miss it, it is on Garibaldi street, just where it meets with Av. San Martin.
    Little house, built on the pavement.

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    Bodegas around Mendoza City

    by Trekki Written Aug 19, 2005

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    Bodegas around Mendoza

    Favorite thing: Provincia of Mendoza is full of wineries, mostly around Mendoza city itself, Valle del Uco (south of Mendoza), Maipu (east of Mendoza) and San Rafael in the south.

    Fondest memory: In the central region around Mendoza, you can find the famous ones like Weinert, Lagarde, Etchart, Chandon, etc.
    This region is located around latitud 33, at around 1050 m above sea level - one of Chandon's famous wines is called Latitud 33°.

    In total, this region produces wine on around 23.000 hectars, the most popular grapes being Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot.

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    Bodegas of Valle del Uco

    by Trekki Written Aug 19, 2005

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    Bodegas around Valle del Uco

    Favorite thing: Provincia of Mendoza is full of wineries, mostly around Mendoza city itself, Valle del Uco (south of Mendoza), Maipu (east of Mendoza) and San Rafael in the south.

    Fondest memory: In the central region of Valle del Uco, you can find e.g. Fournier, Monte Viejo and Lurton.

    This region is located around latitud 34, at around 900 - 1400 m above sea level.

    In total, this region produces wine on around 14.500 hectars, the most popular grapes being Malbec, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon.

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    Bodegas of Maipu

    by Trekki Written Aug 19, 2005

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    Bodgas of Maipu area

    Favorite thing: In the east of Mendoza, region Maipu, you can find the famous ones like Familia Zuccardi, Esmeralda, Vina Maipu.

    Fondest memory: This region is located around latitud 33.

    In total, this region produces wine on around 85.000 hectars, the most popular grapes being Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Cereza, Tempranillo, Bonarda.

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    First:you absolutely must go...

    by Lunita Updated Jun 7, 2005

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    Favorite thing: Great Province.
    Not for doing business......I learnt....

    Fondest memory: Mendoza have almost all my fondest memories, but one of them is my childhood, without dubt.

    And of course the memories that i have travelling there with Argentina Alive´s Travellers!

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    Plenty of Internet Cafes

    by Bwana_Brown Updated May 10, 2005

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    Interior of Cafe on Av. Las Heras

    Favorite thing: As with every place we stayed in Argentina, there was no shortage of internet cafes in Mendoza. It seemed that there was something on offer on just about every block of the downtown area.

    We found this one only a couple of blocks from our hotel and located in the midst of an area of street cafes popular with the locals. In addition to the usual computers, it also had a 'locutorio' area of enclosed booths where you can make local and international phone calls while a meter shows your running tab. I used the phones a couple of times to confirm our next airline flights and also to check regarding our hotel pickup time for return to the airport. It was also great to be able to check emails from home on their computers and the cost was very reasonable. For both of us on-line for 45 minutes at separate computers the total cost was less than A$2 (US 70 cents). No waiting for a spare computer either.

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    Fortín de Picheuta - on Ruta 7

    by Trekki Written Apr 10, 2005

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    Picheuta River - and the old fortress

    Favorite thing: If you go on the tour from Mendoza to the Chile border, you will make a stop at the old fortress at Picheuta. The water of the river is crystal clear, and you get the first glimpse of the multicolored corillera in this part of the world.

    Fondest memory: Picheuta river - view to the northwest

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    Cruz de Paramillo - viewpoint for the Cordillera

    by Trekki Written Apr 10, 2005

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    Curz de Paramillo - viewpoint for the Cordillera

    Favorite thing: Along the "circulo" around Mendoza, one of the highlights is definitely Cruz de Paramillo, a 3000 m high viewpoint for the magnificent Cordillera.

    Not only that you can see the multicolor effects of this great mountain range, but you also see all these 4000-5000-6000 m high peaks - with Aconcagua being the highest there, 6959 m.

    Fondest memory: On the left, a bit in the clouds is Aconcagua

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    • National/State Park
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