Museo Fundacional, Mendoza

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For a piece of history visit Museo Fundacional, dedicated to preserving the ruins of Mendoza's first government building, a colonial-era town council. Destroyed by an earthquake in 1861, the remains of the building are preserved in a chamber in the museum. View objects from colonial times, photographs, models, and dioramas that tell the history of the city. The museum also houses exhibits of local artists' paintings and sculptures, as well as interesting old weapons, maps, and other objects. Make Museo Fundacional a part of your Mendoza vacation plans using our Mendoza trip planner .
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  • As a museum is ok, only need more maintenance...cut the grass outside...clean, is a pity that this historical place is so lack of a proper maintenance. Area is not safe at all (thieves are all around)...  more »
  • You can enjoy a walk to this location on the periphery of the main city. You get an overview of the local history focused on the Spanish conquest, the growth of the area, the development of the city a...  more »
  • This museum was OK. It exhibits some stuff about Mendoza, about the earthquake and how the city was founded. Unfortunately, none of the information was in English. The day we went, there was no tour i...  more »

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As the center of Argentina's wine industry, Mendoza offers plenty of conventional hostel and hotel options, as well as a good selection of short-term apartments for rent. Visitors taking language courses or spending several weeks on the wine route usually snatch these early in the tourist season (which lasts from mid-December to late-February), so it's a good idea to do some research and contact the owners before you arrive. Keep in mind that some of the town's hostels only offer beds to guests signed up for their wine tours.
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