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

Categories: Lookouts, Tourist Spots
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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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  • Interesting to know it with a guide that describe in detail all of the monument. The walk is very small, it does not require great effort.
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  • Can more be said is very impressive! Being the fourth time that I have ever visited it and I can't stop
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  • Through the Parque San Martin accessing the Cerro de la Gloria, where Jose rises a beautiful monument in honor to the father of the nation the great San Martín and his libertarian feat of Argentina, Chile and Peru!
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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!
  • The Hill of the Gloria is located in the city of Mendoza. Formerly known as "Hill of el Pilar", that by Decree of the Executive power was changed to its current name, on January 30, 1913. The Summit can be accessed by footpaths (there are some access ramps for the disabled), or by car for paved roads (separate ascent and descent) with multiple viewpoints. A few meters from the monument there is a parking lot for some 40 cars (micros are also allowed). There is also a police station and sanitary facilities.
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  • Very nice throughout the Park
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  • The Park is good.
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