The Hill of Glory (Cerro de la Gloria), Mendoza

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Enjoy sweeping views over Mendoza at The Hill of Glory (Cerro de la Gloria). The iconic peak, located in lush San Martin Park, attracts visitors looking to appreciate the panorama, as well as those interested in the area's military history. Tilt your head back and stand in awe of the peak's imposing bronze statue, which commemorates the Army of the Andes' successful vanquishing of the area's Spanish rulers in 1817. Admire the detail of the soldiers and horses crafted by the statue's chief sculptor, Uruguayan Juan Manuel Ferrari. Before you head to Godoy Cruz, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Godoy Cruz vacation planner, to make sure you see all that Godoy Cruz has to offer, including The Hill of Glory (Cerro de la Gloria).
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  • have viewed many statuses of historic interest/importance but have yet to see one that measures up in size, quality of workmanship and visual impact as this specific statute... now one must off course...  more »
  • I was in the bus hop off / hop that comes out of the pedestrian Sarmiento and Street San Martin. It was one of the stops and you could be there one hour up to q passing the next bus. Recommended. A nice place to arboleda, monument, history and splendid views of the city of Mendoza. What else?
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  • The Hill of the glory is located to 1000 meters on the level of the sea. Since the is can get a beautiful view panoramic of the city of Mendoza. The surrounding park is huge and is equipped with many trees. Is called so, says in a poster informative, by host in its top to the monument Memorial of the army of the Andes. It is not difficult, since all the way which leads us until there is asphalt. Is a beautiful attraction very recommendable for visiting...
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  • An easy (but long) hike from the city with great views from the top and a nice little cheap kiosko that serves cold beer.
  • I hiked it up right from downtown so it was quite the walk! Google's indication of getting to the top by foot is correct so if it tells you to go on the road that is one way (and not yours), listen to it as it is the shortest way up. Definitely take water. There is a small kiosko up there if need be. Prices not expensive surprisingly. But bathrooms are donation based. The monument itself is incredible and the signs explaining in both English & Spanish about it are helpful. You can take a tour bus up, but hiking it was much more with it for the view!
  • Historic landmark, honored one of the fathers of the fatherland. Many open air away in a few minutes from the city which lends a great tranquility and harmony with nature. And the monument itself is truly fantastic... Each piece is in place for any reason in particular... As for example the Andean condor (one of the birds that flies highest in the world) which is located below the army of the Andes (since no one can fly higher than the army, says the sculptor)... I leave it here... Else is a matter of going to discover this wonderful place.
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  • Spectacular monument of independence
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  • This Hill gives a privileged view of the Gran Mendoza, surrounded of giant trees and variety of wildlife makes it a unique place. Cradle of the monument to General San Martín and his soldiers. I had the opportunity to see him surrounded by fog in autumn and it was wonderful.
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