Provincia de Mendoza Things to Do

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Provincia de Mendoza Things to Do

  • Wine Tour

    Mendoza Things to Do

    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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  • Parque San Martin

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    Mendoza Things to Do

    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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  • Plaza Independencia

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    Mendoza Things to Do

    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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  • Andes

    Mendoza Things to Do

    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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  • Villavicencio

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    Mendoza Things to Do

    Villavicencio is an old resort spa located in an ecologically preserved area about 50 km north of Mendoza. Although the resort has been unused for the past 30 years, the grounds still have the famous termal waters, several garden paths and the old chapel. The drive here is very pretty: from Mendoza it takes you up the foothills of the Andes along...

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  • Ruinas de San Francisco

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    Mendoza Things to Do

    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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  • Cerro de la Gloria

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    Mendoza Things to Do

    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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  • Museo de Arte moderno - Modern Arts...

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    Mendoza Things to Do

    I visited the museum of Modern Arts at plaza Independecia one evening on my way to find a good restaurant at Sarmiento avenue. It was a good break for me although I didn’t spend much time here because of its small size. The painting collection I saw was interesting and usually the museum holds contemporary art exhibits like the one I’ve seen but...

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  • Puente del Inca

    Mendoza Things to Do

    Puente del Inca is a natural stone bridge used by the Incas to cross the Río de las Cuevas. It's located at 2720m (8920ft) above the sea level, on the way to the Aconcagua and to the Chilean border. Under the bridge you will see the remains of an old spa that once belonged to a hotel which was destroyed in an avalanche. The rock walls and the spa...

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  • Plaza Espana

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    Mendoza Things to Do

    Of the several plazas in Mendoza, Plaza de Espana stands out for its beautiful azulejos (tiles). There is also an open air crafts market where you can buy things like carved wood items, jewelry, some textiles etc. (there's also a similar market in Plaza de Independencia). Near the plaza there is an old Spanish restaurant, just a few steps west of...

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  • Las Lenas Ski Resort

    Mendoza Things to Do

    Las Lenas is around 7 hours away by bus from Mendoza and Penitentes around 3. Las Lenas is a lot bigger with modern skilifts and a snowboard park with rails, ramps and jumps. It is quite a drive from Mendoza so you would have to stay there for at least a couple a days to take full advantage of the powder. Penitentes is closer to Mendoza and a lot...

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  • Museo Del Pasado Cuyano

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    Mendoza Things to Do

    This museum is the Historical Museum of Mendoza. It is open Monday-Friday 9:00-13:00 and it’s located in an old house of Italian style that was built in 1873. I found its collection kind of boring but I would found any museum boring after the amazing sceneries I've seen up on the mountains of the Andes! What you can see here is an arm collection,...

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  • Museo Historico San Martin

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    Mendoza Things to Do

    I didn't know about The San Martin's Historical Museum and to be honest I was tired of him after seeing so many squares, statues, and streets with his name :) After a short walking at San Martin avenue (you see?) I saw the Alameda, a promenade with some nice trees and statues and close by was the San Martin’s library and museum. I said "let's give...

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  • los penitentes sky resort

    Los Penitentes is a ski resort in Mendoza, Argentina about 25 km off Paso de Libertadores, which marks the border between Argentina and Chile, and 180 km from Mendoza Capital City, at the foot of Mount Aconcagua on Ruta 7This centre has 25 runs of different lengths and drops for beginner, advanced and expert skiers. The season ranges from mid-June...

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  • Atuel canyon

    Yes, we have our own canyon and it's located in Mendoza.The Atuel Canyon is located near San Rafael City in the centre of Mendoza province.The wind and the rain among the years made really beautifulls sculptures in the Atuel Canyon that even seems like if they were made by hand by an artist. These natural sculptures bring thousands of tourist...

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  • las leñas sky resort

    Las Leñas is one of the largest Andean ski resorts in Argentina.Las Leñas is located 1,200 km (746 miles) from Buenos Aires, and can be reached by car, bus or aeroplaneThe skiing season lasts from mid June to mid October. The centre is also open during the southern hemisphere summer for mountain activities including mountain biking, horse riding,...

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  • Actividades de aventura y montaña

    El Verano pasado hice un viaje con algunos amigos a Mendoza.Un hermoso lugar que no se pueden perder !!!!Una de las mejores cosas son las actividades de aventura que allí se ofrecen.Nos contactamos con la agencia Kahuak y nos organizaron todo tipo de alternativas.Rocio nos atendio de maravilla. Siempre una respuesta a tiempo y sobre todo, muy...

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  • The Aconcagua

    That's the Aconcagua!the second highest mountain in the world!!!The origin of the name is contested, it is either from the Arauca Aconca-Hue, which refers to the Aconcagua River and means 'comes from the other side' or the Quechua Ackon Cahuak, meaning 'Sentinel of Stone'.There is a panoramic place beside the rute where to take pictures!

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  • LOS REYUNOS

    love this place!!this place is included in the excursiones options that you can take in "San Rafael" there is a Camping in this place, so you can go by your own, also there are a lot of beautiful houses with view to the embalse!

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  • cristo redentor monument

    Christ the Redeemer of the Andes is a monument high in the Andes at 3,832 metres (12,572 feet) above mean sea level on the border between Argentina and Chile. It was unveiled on 13 March 1904 as a celebration of the peaceful resolution of the border dispute between the two countries.The statue is located at the pass of La Cumbre, the highest point...

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  • Puente del Inca!

    this is one of my favourite places in Mendoza "puente del Inca" , Inca's Bridge! It' s a natural arch that forms a bridge over the Vacas River, a tributary of the Mendoza River. Scientists speculate that interaction of extreme elements like ice and hot springs was involved in the origin of the formation. They suppose that in ancient times ice...

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  • Cerro de la Gloria in Bike -Subida en...

    Mendoza -'in the desert'-has a great park very close to the center. It is really big (bigger than Retiro in Madrid, for instance) and at its tip, there is a 300m high hill - El Cerro de la Gloria. So I thought it would be a nice idea to rent a bike and go to the park and up. The climb was supposed to be challenging, but it was not so much, since...

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  • And the Spa !

    The natural bridge and hot springs spa at Puente del Inca were one of the most amazing things that we experienced during our entire 2-week trip to Argentina (see my 'Puente del Inca' page for more photos and details)!The mineral waters bubbling out of the volcanic grounds here are very rich in sulpher, resulting in a yellowish hue to the deposits...

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  • Cristo Redentor

    Other than the view itself, the most impressive thing you will see once you reach the continental divide at the top of the Andes at Las Cuevas is the 26-ft tall bronze statue of Cristo Redentor. This remarkable memorial was dedicated in March, 1904 to commemorate the peaceful settlement of a 1902 border dispute between Chile and Argentina. The...

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  • The Highway

    Just the ride up Route Nacional 7 into the Andes is a 'must see' activity in itself. As the road twists and turns beside first the Mendoza and then the Cuevas Rivers, there is constantly something new to be seen. The rivers have carved out quite a path for themselves and the old railroad tracks and associated bridges and tunnels which switch back...

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  • Natural Stone Bridge

    One of the most amazing sights that I have seen in my world travels is the natural stone bridge at Puente del Inca. This 90-foot wide and 70-foot long structure spans the Cuevas River, allowing access to the unique thermal hot springs on the opposite side of the river.We had a fantastic 45-minute stop to sample the delights of the hot thermal...

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  • Visit a Bodega!

    There are plenty of nice bodegas to visit in Mendoza. The one we went to is about 10min driving distance outside of the city of Mendoza (in the suburb Maipú). The place, called Bodegas Lopéz, was nice and clean. We got a private tour and tasted some great wine (of course we bought some too). The tour is free, probably because the expect you to buy...

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  • Skiing in Los Penitentes!

    Los Penitentes is a ski resort about 50k from the Chile border, and about 2hrs west of the city of Mendoza. It´s not a super big place, but they have some lifts and a Hostelling International. A one day ski pass costs 59pesos, and you can rent everything you need (around 40pesos). Just check snow avalabitlity if you go (some years they have plenty,...

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  • Trails - Marte

    Marte is a black run which may result tricky and very dangerous. Its first part is pretty open and easy to ski but later it turns into a chute which bends to the left and has rocks at both sides. If you fall and slide down you may hit the rocks hard and result injured. Be very careful here. By the way, Las Leñas make you sign a responsibility...

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  • Las Lenas Base

    Las Leñas main base has 6 hotels, a casino, La Piramide shopping mall, a few restaurants, ski rentals, a grocery and little else.. It is not a particularly picturesque village so walking around is not as pleasant as at other nice ski areas I've been to. Remember, no trees, no lakes. Just rocks and snow.However, during high season there is plenty of...

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  • Adventure activities

    Here I was doing, or at list trying to do, some rappel. Completely safe and fun. Close to a little waterfall and experimenting the beatiful experience of going down like flying.After that, a great bath at the waterfall: I recomend this :)

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  • Visit Aconcagua - 6959 m

    Aconcagua is the highest mountain outside of Himalaya area.Set between Mendoza and Santiago de Chile, even non-mountaineering people can easily see this majesty from the road, when travelling along ruta 7 (the connection between Mendoza and Santiago).

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  • Plazas

    In addition to it's leafy streets, Mendoza is also famous for it's open and treed Plazas. The 'new' Mendoza, built after the 1861 earthquake, is centred around the large Plaza Independencia, with a square layout. Like the pattern on a '5' when you roll the dice, four smaller Plazas are diagonally located one block away from each of the four corners...

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  • The Way We Came

    This scene gives you an idea of the corridor used by both the highway and the abandoned railroad, snaking their way up over (or through) the Andes between Mendoza and Santiago, Chile. Taken with a zoom shot from the crest where Cristo Redentor is located, it shows the small hamlet of Las Cuevas about 2000-ft below.It really was an amazing drive up...

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  • Beautiful Shady Streets

    Mendoza is known as one of the most beautiful cities in Argentina, and I now see why! Having been established by the Spanish almost 450 years ago, there has been lots of time for the shade trees lining it's streets to reach huge proportions. Our tour guide said that the type of tree shown here is called 'platano', but I have not been able to find...

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  • Cold, Bubbling Water

    The waters of the Picheuta River were different from both the Mendoza and the (later) Cuevas Rivers in that it's waters were crystal clear instead of a muddy brown colour.Our guide told us that there is a legend surrounding this particular stream if you sip it's waters: one sip will allow you to find your way back to Mendoza, two sips will allow...

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  • Stone Bridge at Rio Picheuta

    After a day of touring the sights of Mendoza, we headed off into the High Andes on a pre-booked mini-bus tour. It was about 10:30 AM on a beautiful sunny Saturday when we pulled over for our first scenic tour at Picheuta, about 115 km (65 miles) from Mendoza. This was the site of one of the first battles for the Army of the Andes in it's successful...

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  • Ruinas de San Francisco

    The ruins of the San Francisco church are all that remain of the original colonial architecture of 'Old' Mendoza. Dating back to 1638 when it was established as a Jesuit school/church, the structure was taken over by the Franciscan order of monks in 1782 following the expulsion of the Jesuits. However, their tenure here, along with the remainder of...

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  • On Top of the Andes

    About an hour after we had passed Aconcagua, our tour bus had managed to climb the old zig-zag road to the top of the Continental Divide between Argentina and Chile (see my 'Warnings and Danger' tips for more details). If I thought that I had oxygen starvation before, it was much more noticeable at the 3,800 metre (12,500 foot) elevation here. Even...

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  • Oxygen Seems a Bit Thin Up Here

    When the bus pulled over to let us scramble up a rock outcropping for a better view of Aconcagua, I noticed that my energy seemed to be flagging. Suddenly, I realized what the lack of oxygen in a rarified atmosphere actually feels like. Even though we were only ~2800 meters up (9200 feet) there was a noticeable change in body reaction to it's...

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  • Highest Mountain in the Americas

    Aconcagua, at 6960-m (22,830-ft) the highest peak in North or South America, in fact, the highest peak outside of Asia, what more can I say!Four and a half hours after leaving Mendoza, we were nearing the end of our ride to the Chilean border as we passed the Horcones Valley, giving us a clear view toward the South Face of Aconcagua. Wow, we could...

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  • Enjoy the Hot Mineral Waters

    Our tour had about a 45-minute stop at the abandoned ruins of the spa at Puente del Inca. It was very interesting to walk across the natural bridge and then down into the old spa that used to serve the guests of the luxury hotel.We had a look at and walked into the rooms where the baths were located. Here, Sue and I are posing on their steps as the...

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  • Monument to the 'Army of the Andes'

    Located on the top of Cerro de la Gloria (Glory Hill) in Parque General San Martin is an impressive monument to Jose de San Martin, an Argentine hero of South America's liberation from Spanish rule. This monument, designed by Uruguayan Juan Ferrary, consists of a huge stone base with various bronze figures attached at strategic locations. There are...

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  • Natural Bridge

    A interesting natural sight to see is the bridge at Punte del Inca that goes over the Rio de las Cuevas. The colours are amazing from the sulphur build up. You can walk underneath it quite easily. The surface looks slippery but it is not at all. This is where the abandoned spa is also located.

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  • Roof of the Americas

    The highest peak outside of Asia, Aconcagua(6960m) is certainly an impressive sight. First climbed in 1897 by Mathias Zurbriggen and you can climb it to if you have about two weeks to spare. You need permits for the climb and check in Mendoza about them.

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