Mendoza Travel Guide

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Mendoza Things to Do

  • Wine Tour

    I just got back from an Amazing Trip to Mendoza, Argentina. We spent a week in Mendoz at the Park Hyatt Hotel (great great hotel) and enjoyed many wonderful activities. I would recommend that if you are in Mendoza on a Wednesday night that you go to The Vines of Mendoza's Wine Makers Night on Wednesdays from 7-9 on Calle Espejo. We really enjoyed...

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  • Andes

    There is a day tour from Mendoza called Alta Montana tour, it's a nice way of visiting the Andes, very safe, nice people,lunch, some women alone. Or you can take the regular bus,stop in Aconcagua park ,come back in the same day or stay in a hosteria in Puente del Inca if you like hiking ( for me the best option)

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  • Parque San Martin

    4 out of 5 stars

    This park is the biggest and most beautiful of Mendoza. It was designed by french architect Carlos Thays, and opened in 1906 (although its origins go back to 1896). The park has beautiful streets and avenues surrounded by hundreds of species of plants and trees. Inside the park there are several fountains, sculptures, gardens, and even the...

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  • Cerro de la Gloria

    4 out of 5 stars

    The Monumento al Ejercito de los Andes (Monument of the Andes' Army) is located on top of the Glory Hill. Its construction started in 1911 and was inaugurated in february 1914 for the 97th aniversary of the battle of Chacabuco. The sculpture shows an equestrian statue of General San Martin, and behind him the Granaderos. On the sides there are...

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  • Ruinas de San Francisco

    2.5 out of 5 stars

    Once we were finished with the Winery tour, our guide and the van driver took us back into Mendoza where we began our city tour in the bright 11 AM sunshine. First up were the ruins of the San Francisco church, all that remains of the original colonial architecture of 'Old' Mendoza. Dating back to 1638 when it was established as a Jesuit...

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  • Plaza Independencia

    4 out of 5 stars

    This square, which is surrounded by beautiful buildings and restaurants, is a perfect starting point to explore the center of Mendoza Plaza Independencia, the biggest and most important square in the heart of downtown. With an inevitable bandstand. Regularly on weekends and public holidays concerts under this bandstand is a museum, with changing...

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Mendoza Hotels

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Mendoza Restaurants

  • A Multi Cuisine Restaurant

    Dine out in the city is not a problem. There are so many restaurants which serve any kind of dish from pasta to parilla.Che Paolo it offers to the customers the variety of pizzas and pastas. The grill food is its specialtyA sitting outside is a good place to have dinner, as these streets are busy and it is nice to see everyone passing through The...

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  • REAL AMERICAN FOOD!!

    Hello, Excellent food, real fresh, authentic and homemade! The best pizzas and burgers in mendoza... the first to sell wings in mendoza and they are incredible. Honestly all the food here is great, you can't go wrong.Highly recommended!! BBQ Chicken Pizza, Chardonnay shrimp pizza, Honey Mustard & BBQ Wings, Chees and Chili fries, BBQ Bacon Cheese...

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  • Do not miss the chorizo...

    Between meals that stand out in this typical grill Argentina, are cuts of beef, pork, goat and rabbit. Undoubtedly a good place to visit especially if you are carnivorous, otherwise there will not hags problem other dishes and salads that will make you taste.The wine list is extensive and varied, clean and safe, in the heart of the city of...

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Mendoza Nightlife

  • Good disco...

    The open club is good option, just you have to know wich day to go and not find a -20 years old crowd wich make things a little ackward....but go on thurday you wont mistake.Its a good ambience and they play good music.Recomended.... Have fun, be cool.

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  • Guitar songs - a trip in the past :-)

    Oh well, if you like good old guitar songs, such as Hotel California by the Eagles, and Cat Stevens songs, and all these other ones - you will be happy to listen to them once in a while when you stay at Casa Pueblo in Mendoza.There is a guitar in the house, and usually one of the guests will play. Once when I was there, Yoni (from NY, US) had his...

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  • Rocking on the Hard Lomo Rock

    The hard lomo rock is the local, very,very local version of the Hard Rock Cafe.Guillermo (or Guille, or Willy) the owner it's a 57 years old guy who spent almost 30 years of his life in Canada playing in several rock bands. Years after he returned to Argentina he bought the place where the Hard Lomo is to start a furniture sales business there,...

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Mendoza Transportation

  • Trolley Bus

    Central Mendoza is relatively compact and walkable for example it is a 20-30 minute walk from Plaza Independencia to Parque San Martin, however to get to the bodegas (vineyards) to the south walking isn't recommended as it they are at least 10km awayBuses are cheap and plentifulThere are 5 trolleys, which are part of the same transport system and...

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  • Transport from Santiago to Buenos Aires

    Javier (javiercaruso@routesandwines.com) from Mendoza was my guide in a recent trip. We drove from Santiago to Buenos Aries, spending time in Mendoza, enjoying local wine…. Javier is exceptional in a number of ways.. His English is better than simply conversational (which is sort of expected as a guide), above that is his capacity to not simply...

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  • One day....

    In operation from 1910 until its closure in 1984 following an earthquake, the Ferrocarril Trasandino Los Andes - Mendoza (Trans-Andean Los Andes -Mendoza Railway) was one of the great railway journeys of the world. A narrow gauge of 1 m with rack railway sections, the mountain railway joined the gap from Mendoza to Buenos Aires and Los Andes to...

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Mendoza Shopping

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  • flee market

    The funny thing in Argentina was that I was walking through streets and squares with the same name in every city. Of course, San Martin was by far the most common but some others like Carlos Pellegrini was also there on a sign at least once in every city. Carlos Enrique Pellegrini (1846-1906) was the founder of Banco de la Nacion Argentina (the...

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  • No escaping

    Even the icy winds that blow up at Puente del Inca aren't enough to keep the hardy souls who set up shop there from making the most of the opportunity to sell to the toursts who come to see the natural arch and the old hotel. Some sell items that have been left in the suphuric water long enough to be turned to golden stone - everything from pottery...

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  • MENDOZA : FERIA AT PLAZA ESPANA

    Among the 4 plazas that are located equidistant from Plaza Independencia, my favourite is Plaza Espana. It has lovely ceramic tiles, fountains, wrought-iron street lamps and an Andalusian atmosphere.What makes it more special is the weekend handicraft market here at Plaza Espana. There are a few other handicraft markets in Plaza Independencia and...

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Mendoza Local Customs

  • Wine tasting

    Mendoza is most famous for its wine. The city is also the most important wine region of Argentina and is in the worldwide known for its quality wines.I'm not very fun of wine, if I drink wine I prefer the white wine with something fruity tasteDuring our trip to Mendoza, it's a shame if you don't taste their wine as you are in the wine...

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  • The people's hero

    Tattered red streamers and flags fluttering in the breeze above little red-roofed shelters contrasting brightly amid the intense green fields of the Uspallata Valley were the first thing to catch the eye. Closer inspection revealed a motley collection of broken toy cars, messages tucked into bottles, red candles and plastic flowers, an odd...

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  • Vines and roses

    You'll see the old custom of growing a rose bush at the end of a row of vines in places in Mendoza. White roses at the end of Sauvignon Blanc, Torrontes, Chardonnays and the other whites, red roses for Malbecs and Merlots, Cabernet Sauvignons and Pinot Noirs. Not every row of course - there's far too many for that - but around the cellar door areas...

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Mendoza Warnings and Dangers

  • The "Belgium" guy was in Buenos Aires

    It seems like the guy has made enough money to make it to Buenos Aires now. My girlfriend and I was stopped by a guy at Av. Corrientes close to Puerto Madero that fits the description perfectly; said he was Belgium, a bit fat, blue eyes, late 30ies/start 40ies etc. Said he was robbed by three kids that asked for cigarettes at the bus terminal (in...

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  • The Belgian Guy Who Got Robbed

    The Belgian guy is still going strong as of November 2013. He approached us on San Juan, asking if we spoke English then asking directions to the main square. Luckily we had read about him before so when he said he was Belgian alarm bells rung. He then tried to get friendly before mentioning that he hated Mendoza because he had been robbed. We just...

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  • He's Still Here, and He's REALLY good!

    We unfortunatly feel victim to this scam just last week. It is crazy how long this has been going on for!!My spouse and I unfortunatly came into contact with a man on a street near the main plaza a few days ago. He came up to us and started normal small talk and seemed very friendly, then asked us how we were enjoying Mendoza. He then told us he...

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Mendoza Tourist Traps

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    by Gaspar&Floppy Written Nov 19, 2006

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    Before the local Penitentiary was built a sample tower was built in San Martin Park (that is el torreon).
    The fact is that some tours make a stop on it and it is just a stone tower, there's nothing else to see besides that! You can't go in it (it's locked with bars) and even if you can get in by climbing it it's full of dirt.

    Unique Suggestions: Stay in the van and read a magazine or something

    Fun Alternatives: Invite me a beer :P

    El torreon! Another view More torreon views

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Mendoza Off The Beaten Path

  • The Aconcagua

    A major road between Argentina and Chile runs through Mendoza and the city is a frequent stopover for climbers on their way to climb Aconcagua (the highest mountain in the West hemisphere)After overnight in Mendoza and the next morning we drove up here.We rather walk under the foothill, we have seen climbers participant get ready to climbWalking...

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  • Fly Fishing in Mendoza

    Fly fishing in the Andes is quite an extraordinary experience, even if you suck like me! Either way, our guide caught plenty of fish and my Dad and I finally did too. It was a nice side adventure and to get up close and personal with the Andes Mountains was worth it all.

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  • 2 small but weird museums

    If you walk from downtown towards the airport (I did this on my way to Museo Fundacional) you’ll have the opportunity to visit two bizarre museums facing each other at Ituzaingo & Buenos Aires corner. You can visit them both in less that 15’ and they are cheap so take a look (avoid if you are Indiana Jones of course…):1)Acuario Municipal MendozaThe...

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Mendoza Sports & Outdoors

  • Las Leñas

    Es uno de los centros de esquí más importantes de Sudamérica. Ubicación:A 400 kilómetros de la ciudad de Mendoza y a 1186 de Buenos Aires.Características y servicios: Hay 60 kilómetros de pistas,12 medios de elevación con capacidad de transporte de más de 10.000 pasajeros por hora,tubbing(gomones para deslizarse en pista), motos de nieve y una...

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  • You want to climb high mountains ?

    Mendoza's surrounding is full of high peak mountains - remember, Aconcagua is close with nearly 7000 m.So it would be logical that once you are in Mendoza, that you want to climb or hike on one of the mountains which are higher than 4000 m or even 5000 m.Although I did not do these hikes or climbs (as my actual fitness did not allow it :-), I have...

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  • Mountain Bike, visitando bodegas en...

    LA actividad fué Mountain Bike por Bodegas de día completo. Lo hice con la agencia de turismo Kahuak, a la cual debo agradecer por su excelente servicio.Nos pasaron a buscara a aprtir de la 9:30am por nuestro hostel y fuimos a Chacras de Coria un pueblo muy pintoresco y tranquilo, allí salimos con las bicis a recorrer las bodegas. Visitamos 2...

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Mendoza Favorites

  • how to move around

    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...

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  • Tourist Information

    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...

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  • Vino tinto o blanco?

    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...

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