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Sunny Mendoza, the city of museums, fountains and more than 70 parks! If you’re wondering why you should search for cheap air tickets to Mendoza, keep reading and you will soon find out why. Argentina’s once overlooked destination, Mendoza is going through a major development in tourism, becoming more and more popular, attracting more and more visitors who then become fans. Do you love arts, history, culture and nature? Have you always dreamed of travelling to Argentina but you never found it in you to organise it? Mendoza is for you! It’s time you plan trip, find cheap accommodation in Mendoza, renew your passport if needed and just.. do it!
Idyllic Mendoza lies at the heart of Cuyo, the region encompassing Mendoza, San Juan and San Luis. The city was founded by Spanish colonisers and, apart from its natural beauty, is famous for two things; wine and history!
- Mendoza means wine; in fact, one of the best wines in the world. During your stay there, you’ll come across dozens of wineries preparing world-class wines and offering memorable wine-tasting activities.
- Mendoza’s history was marked by General José de San Martín who, together with 40,000 other men, marched to his campaign for the liberation of South America.
Moreover, Mendoza is one of Argentina’s cleanest cities. Situated at the foot of the Andes, it provides an immaculate backdrop, while at the same time offering endless possibilities and choices in entertainment, art and culture.
Mendoza’s international airport (Aeropuerto Internacional Gobernador Francisco Gabrielli) is located 8 kilometres northeast of the city centre and can be reached by bus and taxi.
Getting around Mendoza
Mendoza’s public transportation network consists of buses, trams and trolleys. Fares start at 2.50 ARS and minimum taxi fare costs 25.00 ΑRS.
Your day in Mendoza begins at the city’s focal point, Plaza Independencia. This is Mendoza’s central square and is surrounded by a number of important and historic buildings:
- the Legislatura Provincial dates back to 1889
- the “Teatro Independencia” theatre, in continuous function since 1925 and
- the Municipal Museum of Modern Art (Museo Municipal de Arte Moderno), hosting interesting exhibitions with artwork by notable contemporary artists.
Close to the square, the Museo del Pasado Cuyano traces the story of General José de San Martín who, through his his campaign for the liberation of South America, he became a national hero.
A few steps outside Mendoza, the San Martín park covers an area almost equal to the size of the city itself! At the foot of the Andes, the park was designed by Carlos Thays in 1896.
It’s now the home of more than 500 different plant and 50,000 tree species, and it includes an artificial lake, gardens, fountains and sculptures, as well as the football stadium built for the World Cup 1978.
Archaeology, anthropology and palaeontology fans will enjoy a visit to the Museum of Natural Sciences and Archaeology, situated inside the park and housing fascinating art, ethnographic, archaeological and zoological collections.
Finish your day in Mendoza in the best way possible; climb up the top of Cerro de la Gloria – the Hill of Glory – and enjoy the breathtaking panoramic view!Mendoza’s official language is Spanish.
To travel to Argentina, you need a passport with validity extending 6 months after your travel dates. Greek citizens do not need a tourist Visa, for a maximum stay of 90 days.
When to Go
Mendoza has a subtropical climate with four distinct seasons:
Summer (November - March) is hot and humid, autumn (March - May) both temperatures and humidity get lower and lower, until they reach their lower level at the beginning of winter. Winter lasts until early September and it’s mild, while spring is dry and cool.
You can safely visit Mendoza any season of the year, given that you’ve planned and packed properly.