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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. Use our Mendoza tourist route planner to visit Plaza Espana on your trip to Mendoza, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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TripAdvisor
  • With Spanish reminiswncia.. .a little dark night... has a large central statue... and majolica
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  • It is worthwhile to explore it as there are tiles on streetlights and planters that are reminiscent of a Spanish courtyard
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  • Plaza España has original "mayólicas" and spanish arquitecture. It was originally conceived along as the other 4 squares (independencia, Italia, San Martin and Chile) as a safe zone for earth quakes.  more »
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  • Muy bonita, bastante historica, hay varias pokeparadas y un starbucks
  • 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.
  • La plaza más linda de MZA Capital.
  • A small but nice shady plaza with interesting monuments and some restaurants nearby
  • nice place