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Plaza Espana, Mendoza

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Historic Walking Area Garden
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
  • We liked this one the best of the four. The variety of tile work is amazing. Also, there are some nice paintings depicting Spanish culture and history. A little maintenance would go a long way. Still,...  more »
  • it is quite nice even to walk at night, nothing special though, but worth to visit if you are in town  more »
  • A pretty plaza to visit not far from the main square and city centre. There are some nice spots to chill out and people watch or check out the nice architecture. Although we were safe there were lots ...  more »
Google
  • Nice park but looks run down and the graffiti is on some of the monument.
  • Wunderful place ! But as some other commented some people disrespected the place and tag it...
  • Linda nada expectacular
  • 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.
  • Very beautiful tiles, but there isn't much else to do...