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NORTH ZONE: composed of the Mendoza (Capital), Guaymallén, Godoy Cruz, Maipú, Luján de Cuyo, Las Heras and Lavalle.

EAST ZONE: composed of the San Martín, Junín, Rivadavia, Santa Rosa and La Paz.

VALLE DE UCO ZONE: composed of the Tunuyán, Tupungato and San Carlos.

SOUTH ZONE: composed of the San Rafael, Malargue and General Alvear.

Vintage

In the so called harvest time, as the wines develop, there is an intense schedule of cultural activities, including festivals and folk festivals department covering the first three months of the year and culminating on the first Saturday of march in the city of Mendoza with the “National Vintage Festival”

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Here’s everything you can do in our Province to experience the most from your visit.

Aconcagua:

The Aconcagua provincial park was founded in 1983, under the Provincial law.

The park is situated 180 km (112 miles) east of Mendoza in the region of Las Heras, and only miles east to the Chilean border.

The park covers some 71,000 hectares (175,444 acres) protecting an important sector of the Central Andes with its main attraction being the Aconcagua mountain with its peak reaching 6,962 meters (22,841 ft), making the tallest mountain in the Americas. The zone stands out because of these glaciers like reservoirs of sweet water, holding archaeological remains inside.

National Vintage Festival

During the grape harvest season, there is a calendar full of activities, including harvest and folk festivals in each county of the province. Since January Mendoza prepares itself to celebrate the Vintage Festivals, which take places the first Saturday of March. Born as the popular celebration for the harvest, this festival goes back to the immigrant times, which used to celebrate the end of their labor and wine making with dances and songs, giving thanks for the Mother Nature’s kindness.

In this opportunity, the prettiest woman was chosen as the National Queen of the Vintage and crowned with wine leaves and grape clusters. The National Vintage Festival has been the country’s major event since 1936. Nowadays the Greek theater Frank Romero Day is where the celebration takes place year after year. Over there, in an imposing show of great choreographic display, more than 800 artists give their performance in an impressive array of light and sound, on a 130 meters stage.

The weeks after the Festival, the city offers its “Classic Wineries Rally” along the wine roads. At Easter Mendoza invites you to enjoy the Festival of “Classic Music in the wine routes”, an exquisite combination of wine superb music and our magical autumn, with more that forty concerts performed in wineries, natural landscape and convention centers.

Culture

This land is rich in cultural expression and expresses it indigenous roots and their crafts, in its folk music or in its cuisine, with delicious regional dishes and flavors.

To venture into the real local identity, visitors can enjoy many popular festivities, which take place throughout the year across the geography.

More information:  www.cultura.mendoza.gov.ar

Transportation

Mendoza extends in a vast territory of 148,827 km2. It is situated in the mid-western sector of the Argentine Republic and at the feet the Andes Mountain Range, the highest of America.

You can arrive to the Province by plane or by land through the two main axis that cross Mendoza: National Routes 40 and 143, extending from north to south and National Route 7, the so called “bio-scenic corridor”, crossing the country from east to west and connecting Buenos Aires with Santiago de Chile.

Air Travel

Airport (MDZ): Francisco Gabrielli International Airport, 8 km from the city center,

Phone number: ++54-261-5206000

Airlines operating in Mendoza

Aerolíneas Argentinas- www.aerolineas.com.ar: Phone: 1800-333-0276
Lan Airlines - www.lan.com. Rivadavia 256, ciudad. Phone: 0800-9999 526

Airlines connecting Santiago de Chile and Buenos Aires with Mendoza

More information:

www.aeropuertosdelmundo.com.ar/americadelsur/argentina

www.aeropuertosdelmundo.com.ar/americadelsur/argentina/aeropuertos/san-rafael

Distances

Mendoza to Santiago de Chile - 398 km
Mendoza to Buenos Aires - 1099 km

Bus

The Bus Station of Mendoza is the central hub for all the intercity buses and other national and international connections (Chile, Bolivia and Uruguay).

Terminal del Sol (Bus Station): +54 4315000

Car Rental

All major companies national or international are present in the whole area (Avis, Budget, Hertz, Europcar, Alamo, Thrifty, National, etc).

Taxi

Remis Brisas:                         +54 261 4309100

Remis La Veloz del Este:        +54 261 4299999

Remis Aeropuerto:                 +54 261 4481122

More Information:                  www.mendozaunlugar.com.ar/taxis_remises_mendoza

Museums:

Museo del Area Fundacional (Fundational Area Museum):   +54 261 4256927

Museo Municipal de Arte Moderno (Moder Art Museum):   +54 261 4257279

Museo de Ciencias Naturales  (Natural Sciences Museum): +54 261 4287666

Accommodations and facilities

The Capital of Mendoza counts with all the services of any large city in the world, a varied commercial, recreation and accommodations offer. Hotels range from 1 to 5 stars, apart-hotels, hostels, bungalows, cabins and camping in all the provincial territories.

When it comes to entertainment, Mendoza has all you can imagine: casinos, discos, theaters, museums, cinema, wine bars, pubs, a rich cultural and artistic activity, varied options of international cuisine and regional specialties.

Besides, not only the cities but also some of the high-mountain centers have specific and complementary equipment to organize congresses and fairs, where it is possible to combine work with pleasure.

The rural spaces smell of vegetables, apples, cherries, apricots and above all, grapes. Mendoza is the leading viticultural center of South America and as such, it produces and exports wines to numerous countries, mainly its emblematic grape: the Malbec.

When taking “the Wine Roads” and “the Agrarian Routes” excursions, you can enjoy this alliance between tourism and the products of our land.

To stay in a lodge of one of the wineries is a unique experience of the senses that allows the visitor to become acquainted with the processes of planting, harvesting, wine making and tasting fine wines. In addition the visitor will be able to enjoy the leisure facilities and the gastronomic offering of the lodge while observing the vineyard at the foot of the mountains.

Aconcagua Mount is the highest peak of America. From its 6,962 m.a.s.l., it leads all this province, where geography is generous in mountains, eternal snow, valleys, rivers, hot springs, plains, deserts and magical oasis offering different possibilities to enjoy Mendoza 365 days a year.

More information:  www.turismo.mendoza.gov.ar   

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