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Mendoza

MendozaMendoza is a city in the west of Argentina, and the capital of the Mendoza Province. Founded in 1561, at an altitude of 760m, the provincial capital is a lively and attractive university city of almost a million inhabitants.It is the fourth largest city of Argentina and is on a major link between Argentina and Chile. Mendoza is 1,040 kilometres from Buenos Aires and 380 kilometres from Santiago, Chile.

It is a frequent stopover for climbers heading up Aconcagua or for other mountaineering, hiking, horseback riding, rafting, and outdoor activities. In the winter, skiers come to the city for its easy access to the Andes.The main industries of the Mendoza area are wine making and olive oil production.The grape harvest is marked each year by the Vendimia festival, taking place in early March, in which 17 beauty queens (one for each provincial departament) are nominated, and one winner is selected by a panel of about 50 judges

Places to visit

Museo Funclacional
Ruinas de San Francisco
Iglesia, Convento y Basilica de San Francisco
Museo Popular Callejero
Museo Sanmartiniano
Parque San Martin
Cerro de la Gloria



Mendoza Hotels

Reina Victoria Suites and Towers - San Juan 1127 (5500) Mendoza - Argentina
Park Hyatt Hotel - Chile 1124 5500 Mendoza Argentina
Ibis Hotel - Lateral Suracceso Este 4241, 5521, Mendoza, Argentina
Park Suites Hotel - Mitre 753, Mendoza, Argentina, 5500
Microtel Inn and Suites - Upsallata, Mendoza, Argentina
Grand Mendoza - Espana 1210, Mendoza, Argentina
NH Cordillera - Av.espana, Mendoza, Argentina
Park Suites - Mitre 753, Mendoza, Argentina
Aconcagua - San Lorenzo 545, Mendoza, Argentina
Central Hostel Campo Base
Mendoza International Hostel
Savigliano Hostel

Hospedajes &Hotels Hotel Galicia
Hospedaje Garibaldi
Hotel Balcarce
Hotel Petit
Hotel Rincon Vasco



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