Plaza San Martin, Mendoza

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#4 of 9 in Historic Sites in Mendoza
Relax and watch local life go by at Plaza San Martin, a vibrant and picturesque plaza situated in the city's financial district. Dedicated to the iconic Argentine liberator José de San Martín, the square features a bronze equestrian monument of the general at its center. In fact, it's a full-scale replica of the original in Buenos Aires, designed by prominent sculptor Jose Daumas. A plaque informs visitors that they are currently 747 m (2,450 ft) above sea level. Put Plaza San Martin into our Mendoza attractions planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • Unfortunately you can not access the plaza itself, but you can see the monument from the sidewalk and photograph the monument.
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  • Unfortunately the square is closed in the reform period in which I was visiting Mendoza. According to information that I obtained are leaving the flat square (formerly had several levels). I could only see the statue of General San Martin from afar.
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  • The square was under construction when I was there, but it's big and with monuments, being the main statue of the national hero.
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  • Recommended to visit it with the walking tour for tips and have more information about San Martín and Madres de Plaza de Mayo.
  • Nice monument of Gen San Martin. Not much else in this park besides a few benches to sit
  • The park is large, very clean and well kept and has a nice lake.
  • Being rebuilt now
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Where to stay in Mendoza

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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