Plaza Independencia, Mendoza

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A bustling craft market and numerous street performances take place at Plaza Independencia, sitting smack dab in the heart of the city. Stop by the expansive plaza and stroll down its wide pathways lined with large, leafy trees, or kick back and watch the spouting fountains from a park bench. Grab a coffee and browse the many handicraft stalls that pop up in the area, selling traditional local souvenirs. Plenty of jazz musicians and a variety of other acts frequent the square, as well. For travelers who use our custom trip planner, Mendoza holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Plaza Independencia and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • The city's main square and as the name says it was built in honor of the independence of the region.
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  • Linda plaza, very large, to traverse, with an area of artisans, games for kids, monument, coat of arms of the province. Go
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  • Everything happens for the Plaza Independencia, is very nice and wide, from here comes the bus, there are craft fair, you eat have to grill, table and chairs, buy all kinds of crafts and listen to any musician. It is divided into 2 Sarmiento Street on one side with a good choice of restaurants and across pedestrian, very nice and quiet, with many businesses and all kinds of choice for a coffee or lunch or dinner.
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  • Lovely, quiet park. Saw some kids doing parkour, and a lot of people lounging in the sun, even during winter.
  • I met an amazing girl here! She is currently holding on to my snowboard gear while I explore Patagonia. That said, it was a beautiful place, and I was lucky enough to there on a celebration weekend. Music in the plaza is awesome! Also, she was Santiagan... Good times and drinking on the street is chill!
  • An ordinary plaza. It's been going thorough a restauration during the period visited (may-17), so that it was not available to evaluate in better conditions.
  • Beautiful and imposing square. It's made up of 4 blocks. Great nature, fountains and handcraft sellers.
  • Nice large plaza. Very green, large trees, craft stands with great homemade gifts

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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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