Parque General San Martin, Mendoza

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Named after the man who led Argentina to independence in 1818, the huge Parque General San Martin stands out as one of the most rewarding attractions in Mendoza. Featuring the city's botanical garden and zoo, as well many statues and a picturesque central lake, the park offers more than enough to please the entire family. Cerro de la Gloria, the park's famous hill, features a monument to Argentina's liberation and offers a nice view of the surrounding area. Plan your visit to Parque General San Martin and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Mendoza trip builder app .
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  • Family, friends, sports. It is an excellent Lung in the city to enjoy the outdoors. With jogging track, very cute and well kept
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  • In natural beauties nothing compares with the San Martin Park, opened in 1897, with 420 hectares, thousands of trees as a result of seedlings brought from vast and bleak Andean region. The Park is topped by the Cerro de La Gloria with the beautiful Monument al Ejercito Libertador with an impressive bronze sculpture of the Uruguayan Juan m. Ferrari, which makes apology to the army of the Andes, for almost two years adrede trained by San Martín in this region. General José de San Martín, great military strategist, understands that Argentina's independence, proclaimed in 1816, would be precarious, if the Spanish were still dominating its neighbours. Thus, conceives a plan to liberate Chile and Peru. In January 1817, he crossed the Andes and heroically by joining the Chilean army of Bernardo Higgins, surprise ´ and beat the Spaniards in two significant battles (Chacabuco and Maipú). Consolidated the Chilean independence, for two more years, San Martín prepares the fleet that will lead the troops to Peru, and in 1821 takes the capital Lima and becomes the first President. In 1822, quarreled with Bolívar, who was marching from Ecuador to the South, part to the self-imposed exile to Brussels and then Paris, where he died.
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  • A very nice site, visit it with the tour bus if we could see everything from the top is worth the ride!
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  • Beautiful walkways and well maintained. Lots of people walking, biking, jogging, or just enjoying the lazy pace within the park. Very safe during daylight hours.
  • Excellent for picnic day, trainning, etc., there is a beautiful golf course, a few minutes away from downtown, i totally recommend this place if you are looking for breathable clean air
  • San Martin Park is the largest park in the southern hemisphere, it boasts colleges, museum, lake, restaurants, stadium and and sports clubs.
  • Outstanding park with many landscapes and perfect for picnic or running
  • Great park. So green in the middle of the dessert.

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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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