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MENDOZA is a city in the west of Argentina, and the capital of Mendoza Province, it has about 1.010.000 inhabitants in its metropolitan area, making it the fourth-largest conurbation in Argentina.

Situated at the foot of The Andes, Mendoza is the capital city of the homonimous province and the most important city of the West of Argentina. It is one of the most chosen tourist destinations because of the various interesting activities available in the region.
It is an incredible oasis to grow fruits and vegetables due to the presence of the Mendoza and Tunuyán Rivers. And a big city for wine and industries business.

The region around Greater Mendoza is the largest wine producing area in Latin America. As such, Mendoza is one of nine cities worldwide in the network of Great Capitals of Wine, and the city is an emerging wine tourism destination and base for exploring the hundreds of wineries in the region.

The climate of the region is mild though the mountains provide a certain degree of aridity. The temperature in Summer ranges from 18º C to 33º C and days are hot and nights are fresh. In Winter, the minimum temperature is 3º C and the maximum registered temperature is 16º C.

Mendoza has an International Airport named Francisco Gabrielli-El Plumerillo, has too a big Terminal Buses, and in its area runs Nº 8, 7 and 40 National Routes

In the city, there is a beautiful sight of streets flanked by trees, squares and parks linked by a web of irrigation ditches which is 500 km long and waters the whole area allowing city planning even in arid zones.

The city is centered around Plaza Independencia (Independence Plaza) with Avenida Sarmiento running through its center east-west, with the east side pedestrianized (peatonal). Other major streets, running perpendicular to Sarmiento, include Bartolomé Mitre, San Martín, and 9 de Julio (July 9th), those running parallel include Colón, and Las Heras. Four smaller plazas, San Martín, Chile, Italia, and España, are located 2 blocks off each corner of Independence Plaza. Unique to Mendoza are the exposed stone ditches, essentially small canals, which run alongside many of the roads supplying water to the thousands of trees that provide welcome shade.

The Parque General San Martín (General San Martín Park) was designed by Carlos Thays. Its grounds include a zoo, football stadiums, and the Universidad Nacional de Cuyo. A view of the city is available from the top of Cerro de la Gloria (Mt. Glory).


The very well known "Ruta de los Vinos" (Route of the Wines) deserves a special mention because tourists can visit ancient cellars and taste excellent yields which are product of carefully chosen grapes.
When visiting Mendoza, one is going along the land of the good sun and the good wine.

Mendoza has so many highways that makes you easy drive trought the metropolitan area, has too beatifuls buildings, and crazy partys in the nights and a big culture, arts, music, museaums, etc. to enjoy.​




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Nice mix of nature and city....i love cities where people keep with the trees =D congratlations...GRACIAS
Thanks brazilteen! Yes, Mendoza is very green, we live in a big Oasis, so one of the most important issues is take this green way to keep the city alive.

This is one of the Parks that surround Down Town Mendoza. The construction of the park, originally named "Parque del Oeste"(West Park) started on 6 November 1896 under the direction of the landscape architect Carlos Thays who employed a combination of English and French 19th century styles in its design.


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