Plaza Espana, Mendoza

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Framed by lush vegetation, Plaza Espana features tiled benches, a central space with a fountain, and a large monument in the back, which stands as a testament to the founding of the city. The most distinctive feature of the square are the mosaics made of painted tiles, which cover the benches, the fountain floor, flowerpots, and the base of the monument. The tiled friezes depict scenes from the discovery of America and the work of the missionaries. Two powerful female figures of travertine marble represent Spain and Argentina. High school kids often use the square as a skating ground. To plan Mendoza vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.
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  • October 5, 2017
    Opened in 1949. With many things to enjoy: the monument of travertine marble with a large and powerful woman representing Spain, and a young and promising woman symbolizing our country. the seven scenes of painted ceramic tell us the history of the Foundation of the city, the discovery of America, the "Don Quixote of la Mancha" and "Martín Fierro", precious banks, source and drinking fountain of tiles and their colonial lanterns. Beautiful girl! Tniendo into account notably lacks a bit of care, the delicacy of their materials.
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  • October 3, 2017
    One of the most beautiful squares of the city with the thousand painted majolica which are thought to represent an Andalusian patio!
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  • October 2, 2017
    The square is not very big, but is very well cared for. Great for hanging out with kids. There's a playground with swing and slide. Beautiful green area with tile.
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  • June 11, 2017
    Nice park but looks run down and the graffiti is on some of the monument.
  • June 11, 2017
    Wunderful place ! But as some other commented some people disrespected the place and tag it...
  • May 8, 2017
    Linda nada expectacular
  • November 10, 2016
    This is the second most beautiful square in town, after Plaza Independencia. It's ideal to read a book, to relax or simply to take pics.
  • July 9, 2017
    Beatiful

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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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