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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  • The Museum is small and built on the ruins of a matador. Is very interesting and tells the story of the formation of the city of Mendoza. In the end, visit the ruins of San Francisco of the Jesuits
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  • We went with few expectations, and we have a very well armed Museum and with a guide (Natacha) who explained to us very well everything you should know about the history of Mendoza since its foundation. This talk with her guide would say was what closed everything that we saw at the Museum, including a visit to the Franciscan Jesuit Temple. I emphasize this because it is not usual to have such good guides in museums, even compared to other Latin American countries.
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  • Important to know the History Museum of Mendoza. With data from the indigenous occupation, reports of the earthquake that shook the city the images of floods.
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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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