"Plaza Independencia" Plaza Independencia Tip by msocolin

Plaza Independencia, Mendoza: 7 reviews and 12 photos

  Plaza Independencia
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  • Plaza Independencia - Mendoza
      Plaza Independencia
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  • Monument at Plaza Independencia - Mendoza
      Monument at Plaza Independencia
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  • Coat of Arms of Mendoza Province - Mendoza
      Coat of Arms of Mendoza Province
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This huge square was projected as the center of the new city after the earthquake that destroyed Mendoza in 1861. Surrounding it and in an equidistant way, four squares complete the matrix: San Martín, Chile, Italia and España.

Its multiple species of trees and plants are identified with its respective scientific names and the names that are normally used. Weekends are scenario of the artisan fair that every now and then are enriched with the presence of some shows. Bellow the central stage, a great saloon shelters the small Municipal Julio Quintanilla theater and the Municipal Modern Art museum with painting exibitions and contemporary sculptures.

On the west end of the square is the coat of arms of the Province of Mendoza. It has a 16-meter diameter and has 3200 color lamps that form the provincial coat of arms. This symbol was donated by the mayor of the Capital Federal, Carlos Alberto Pueyrredón and since 1937 they remained in the Caballitos de Marly roundabout, at the Parque General San Martín, and was moved in 1942 to the Plaza Independencia, where it has remained until now.

Address: City center
Website: http://www.ciudaduniversitaria.gov.ar

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  • Written Feb 7, 2006
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