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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  • Of the four I've met (Spain, Chile, Italy and Independencia) Spain Plaza is the prettiest! All decorated with tiles and with a few feet of fruit (peach foot loaded!). What's great is that it is well taken care of and super population enjoy! Valley ride through town and know all!
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  • This is an iconic place in Mendoza city, right in the heart of the city. Absolutely worth it to pay a visit  more »
  • Very nice this idea of having many squares and all with historical references. Well cared for and the population is present.
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  • Very pleasant square. Loved the colourful tiles. Great for reading a book.
  • Excellent place to admire nice architecture of a square. It's a shame it looks deteriorated.
  • Nice place to go with friends and have fun
  • Nice park but looks run down and the graffiti is on some of the monument.
  • Excellent place to visit

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