Museo Histórico General San Martín
Honors José de San Martín, the general who liberated Argentina from the Spanish and whose name graces parks, squares and streets...
Acuario Municipal Mendoza
Nothing at this small underwater freak show seems to have changed since its inauguration in 1945 (except the algae levels on the glass)....
Iglesia, Convento y Basílica de San Francisco
Many mendocinos (people from Mendoza) consider the image at this church of the Virgin of Cuyo, patron of San Martín’s Ejército de los...
Blah Blah Bar
A Tajamar favorite, Mendoza’s version of a dive bar is hip but restrained, with a casual atmosphere and plenty of outdoor seating.
The Mercado Central is a good hunting ground for cheap pizza, empanadas (small, stuffed pastries) and sandwiches.
Museo Fundacional information
Mendoza’s Museo Fundacional protects excavations of the colonial cabildo (town council), destroyed by an earthquake in 1861. At that time, the city’s geographical focus shifted west and south to its present location. A series of small dioramas depicts Mendoza’s history, working through all of human evolution as if the city of Mendoza were the climax (maybe it was).