Mendoza is one of the 23 provinces that make up the Argentine Republic. It’s Capital and city more populated is the homonymous Mendoza. It is located to the southwest of the country, limiting to the west with Chile, whose limit is determinate by the mountain range of the Andes in South America.
Mendoza is a city with an inexhaustible supply of gastronomy, nightlife, wine routes, adventure tourism and activities of contact with nature. Here are some ideas that you can do if you visit this amazing City:
Tour the city center:
The center of Mendoza offers charming places to walk, with numerous green spaces, parks and wide avenues, where restaurants, galleries, and gardens are grouped, surrounded by large groves and ditches bordering the sidewalks.
The heart of the city is Plaza Independence, Mendoza’s main urban area, surrounded by important buildings, such as the Provincial Legislature, the National College, and the Independence Theater. In its surrounding, different avenues allow enjoying the lively urban life of the city, such as San Martin Avenue, Sarmiento Pedestrian and Aristides Villanueva Avenue, the latter, epicenter of the nightlife of Mendoza.
Visit the General San Martin and Cerro de la Gloria Park:
Few blocks from the center, is the General San Martin Park, one of the best alternatives to enjoy a day of contact with nature, without leaving the city, offering extensive green areas, trails, monuments and a variety of recreation, cultural and sports.
Among the most visited places of the park, stands the imposing Cerro de la Gloria, with its monument in honor of the Army of the Andes, from whose top where some of the best panoramic views of the city are obtained. Other attractions of the park are its artificial lake, the elegant access gates, the Fountain of Continents and the Greek Theater Frank Romero Day.
Undoubtedly, one of the main activities to do in Mendoza, is the experience of the touring its wine routes, with at least 100 wineries open to the public and magical walks among tasting cellars, mansions and ranches in the middle of the mountain range.
All the wineries open to the public, allow appreciating the process of wine making and taste variety of them; In addition, some, complement the experience with rooms of aromas, tours in bicycle and old cars. In general, because of its proximity to the city and because it concentrates more of the wineries open to tourism, the most sought after wine routes are those crosses by Godoy Cruz, Guaymallén, Maipú and Luján de Cuyo. Further away, you can also find interesting alternatives, such as those offered by the Uco Valley.
Trekking in Aconcagua Provincial Park:
It is located 180 km from the city, corresponding to one of the main protected areas of the province of Mendoza, famous for housing the immense Aconcagua Mountain, with an altitude of 6960.8 meters at Lever Sea, is the highest peak in America.
In addition to the climbing routes that allow you to ascend to the top of the Aconcagua, the park offers numerous circuits of various levels of difficulty, through a landscape of snowy mountains, deep valleys with panoramic viewpoints and mighty rivers. Some of these circuits correspond to smooth hiking trails of 2 hours, while others more complex comprise 7 days of trekking.
Skiing in Las Leñas:
is a winter resort located in the Department of Malargue, 450 km from the city of Mendoza, recognized as the most important ski and snowboard center in Argentina, with excellent tracks suitable for various levels of difficult, as well as hotel services and Gastronomy of the first level.
Although the snow season, to enjoy winter sports, runs from May-June to September, Las Leñas resort can be visited throughout the year, offering in the other months, adventure tourism activities and diversity of excursions, for the beautiful surroundings of mountains and rivers of the department of Malargue.