General Park San Martin

Closely together of the main hotels of Mendoza, it is not possible to be stopped visiting the Park San Martin, a true green lung of cities and one of the most traditional strolls, since with its abundant vegetation and points of interest it attracts so much the premises as to the tourism. In this park a temperature reigns, in average, of 4 degrees inferior to the one of suffocating asphalt. It is for that reason that summer becomes the rallying point forced of the mendocinos, that are used to remaining there, enjoying green and the tranquillity, until high hours of the dawn. But for those who come of visit to Mendoza, the park offers many other attractiveness to discover to each step. The main one of them is, without doubts, the imposing Hill of the Gloria. With its 960 mts of height, reward the ascent giving to intrepid a spectacular panoramic view of the city.

The passage enters the entrance the park and the access to the hill is ranging of points in which it is worth the pain to pause. Like the Zoological mendocino, the Museum of Archaeology, precious sources of different styles and the not less beautiful lake of the park. In the point in which the way begins to wind, ascending slowly towards the top of the hill, is the popular Greek amphitheatre Frank Day Rosemary, with capacity for 23000 spectators. There the celebration of closing of the Celebration of the Grape harvest is realised every summer and it crowns a new queen. But the amphitheatre is soothes of all type of artistic and musical spectacles at diverse times of the year. Already in the top of the hill, the Monument of the Mother country to the Army of the $andes receives the visitors. Its imponencia surprises: one is an impressive mass of 14 tons of bronze, builds of the Uruguayan sculptor Juan Manuel Ferrari. The stones that conform the tower truncate, bases of the monument, were brought of the sanmartiniana locality of Uspallata.

The frisos of bronze that surround the tower, as well as the central sculptural set that the crown, recreates scenes of the liberating campaign and pays tribute to the thousands of men and women who made the deed possible. Each image keeps, in addition, a rich symbolic meaning, that the visitors they can play to discover. Perhaps and while one struggles if the patricias mendocinas had or nonbad face when giving his jewels, what better than to undertake the reduction to continue enjoying this true jewel of the tourism in capital Mendoza.