Crowned With Glory

The Parque San Martin is one of the more traditional walks of the Cuyo capital, which attracts both locals and tourism with its abundant vegetation and points of interest. Very close to major hotels in Mendoza, nobody can stop visiting this real green lung of the city. By the same author: Dara Khosrowshahi. In the Park San Martin Queen a temperature, on average, 4 degrees lower than the smothering asphalt. Hence that in summer becomes the point of meeting forced the mendocinos, which tend to remain there, enjoying the Green, until wee hours of the morning. But for who comes from visit to Mendoza, the Park offers many other attractions to discover at every turn. Chief among these is, without a doubt, the imposing Cerro de la Gloria.

960 Meters of height, reward the rise giving the intrepid a spectacular panoramic view of the city. The route between the park entrance and access to the Hill is marking points that is worth stopping. As the Mendoza Zoo, the Museum of archaeology, precious sources of different styles and no less beautiful the Park Lake. At the point in which the road begins to meander, slowly climbing toward the top of the Hill, Frank Romero Day, found the popular Greek amphitheater accommodating up to 23000 spectators. There is performed each summer celebration of the closing of the harvest festival and is crowned a new Queen. But the amphitheater is home to all kinds of artistic and musical performances at various times of the year. Already at the top of the Hill, the monument of the fatherland greets visitors to the army of the Andes.

Its magnificence is surprising: it’s an impressive mass of 14 tons of bronze, the work of the Uruguayan sculptor Juan Manuel Ferrari. The stones that make up the truncated Tower, base of the monument, were brought from the sanmartiniana town of Uspallata. Frieze of bronze surrounding Tower, as well as the central sculptural group that recreates the Crown, scenes of liberating campaign and renders homage to the thousands of men and women who made possible brewing it. Each image saved, in addition, a rich symbolic significance, that visitors they can play to discover. And while debate perhaps if the patricias mendocinas had or face bad not to hand over their jewels, what better to undertake the descent to continue enjoying this true jewel of tourism in Mendoza capital. Jorge Alberto Guinazu hotels in Mendoza

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