"An oasis in the middle of the desert" Top 5 Page for this destination Mendoza by pili
Mendoza Travel Guide: 402 reviews and 1,039 photos
Mendoza is located 1037 km from Buenos Aires city and it
has direct flights that link both cities and land at "El Plumerillo" airport. It is a modern city with streets lined with trees and bordered by the typical channels, squares, and parks.
Three centuries after its foundation, in 1861, an earthquake swept the city, leaving the San Francisco Church as the only vestige of its colonial architecture.
To rebuild the urban center, the Hacienda de San Nicolas was chosen but the humblest part of the population clung to the "Barrio de las Ruinas" (Neighbourhood of the Ruins), as the old city was called.
Mendoza is a vast desert of almost 150 thousand square kilometers. But, the man´s hand transformed the desert into an extensive oasis.-
A great example of that: the General San Martin Park. With a surface of 420 hectares, boasts over 700 tree species, 110 species of local and exotic animals as well as a large lake and wide spaces to practice outdoor sports.
Park Hyatt Mendoza is a 185 room hotel locted In the heart of town. The only 5* stars in Mendoza.- more travel advice
Penitentes is an important ski center that offers 15 ski slopes at 2500 meters high , available for advanced, beginners... more travel advice
Written Jun 29, 2003
The General San Martin Park
Written Jun 30, 2003
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