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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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    Magnificent views of the Andes

    by Trekki Written Apr 9, 2005

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    Map of Mendoza's close Andes region

    Favorite thing: Whenever you have the possibility to visit Mendoza by car, or rent a car, you should do the "circle" around Mendoza - as this gives you a fantastic view of the Andes and brings you to all the hidden beauties of the area.

    The best is to drive north through Las Heras, then to Villavicencio ("home" of the natural water), then westwards along a gravel road which winds up high into the Precordillera. Along you pass a gigantic gorge, victim of earth's geological activity, some abandoned towns (mineries) - until you finally reach an altitude of approx. 3200 m - giving you a prime view of the mountain range.
    You drive down to Uspallata, can enjoy it's numerous restaurants and the specialities of the region and drive back to Mendoza via Ruta 7 (the connection between Santiago de Chile and Buenos Aires), passing the Potrerillos lake.

    Fondest memory: Please see the map - it shows the route

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    Ruta 7 - the best way to see the Andes

    by Trekki Written Apr 9, 2005

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    Mendoza's greater Andes region

    Favorite thing: Mendoza's situation just close to the highest Andes region is ideal to start explorations of this gorgeous mountains.

    You can do it either on your own, renting a car, or you do it organized, with one of the numerous agencies in Mendoza, which take you on this day trip to the Chile border and show you all the attractions on it's way - Los Penitentes (ski area), Puente del Inca (the famous old thermal spring and hotel), and finally the Cristo monument high on 3800 m.

    On the way, they also stop to let you get a glimpse on Aconcagua - the highest mountain peak outside of Himalaya - 6959 m.

    Fondest memory: The map shows you the location of Mendoza, and the most significant attractions on the way of ruta 7 to the border of Chile

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    Villavicencio - home of the famous water

    by Trekki Written Apr 10, 2005

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    Villavicencio

    Favorite thing: Villavicencio, some 50-60 km north of Mendoza, has been a Thermal Spring Hotel in the past. The building is still visible, and you can have some rest in the beautiful gardens.
    A bit off this place is the mineral water facility "Villavicencio", whose bottles you find in the supermarkets, with gas or without gas.

    Fondest memory: On the picture, you can get a slight glimpse of the road, which leads higher up to the Cruz de Paramillos - 3000 m high view point of the cordillera.
    The road is called Camino de Caracol (snail road), and it needs at least a 2x4 car.

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 Martín

    by andal13 Updated Jul 20, 2003

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    Parque San Mart��n

    Favorite thing: This park is a beautiful and green place at South Mendoza; there are many interesting points in or near there: the zoo, the summer theatre, the Malvinas Argentinas soccer stadium. And there, you can take and open bus and go to the top of Cerro de la Gloria, where is a magnificent monument to General San Martín's gest, built by Uruguayan sculptor Ferrari.
    (This monument is an allegory, and it is better if a guide explains its meaning.)
    From the top of Cerro de la Gloria, you will enjoy a beautiful sight of Mendoza.

    Este parque es un hermoso espacio verde situado al sur de Mendoza; hay varios puntos de interés en él o en sus alrededores: el zoológico, el teatro de verano, el estadio Malvinas Argentinas. Allí se puede tomar un bus abierto y subir hasta la cima del Cerro de la Gloria, en donde se encuentra el magnífico monumento a la gesta del General San Martín, creado por el escultor uruguayo Ferrari. Este monumento es una alegoría, y es mejor si un guía explica su significado. Desde el Cerro de la Gloria, se disfruta de una hermosa vista de Mendoza.

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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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