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 Mendoza, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Mendoza vacation planner, to make sure you see all that Mendoza has to offer, including The Hill of Glory (Cerro de la Gloria).
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  • The hike is basic, only about 30 minutes, not too strenuous. The views are great, and the monument is amazing.  more »
  • Panoramic views, fresh air, a good walk's worth up to the top of the Cerro. The statue at the summit is very impressive. The sunset was beautiful, although it did highlight the smog hanging over Mendo...  more »
  • This monument is definitely a must see for anyone interested in Argentinian history. Although it is accessible by road, it is much better to hike. The path is steep so it's best for the physically fit...  more »

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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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