This monument tops a high altitude pass, once occupied by a rail line linking Argentina and Chile, offering spectacular Andean vistas. The dirt and gravel road from RN 7 to the pinnacle is potentially nerve racking for all but the most confident drivers. Tour companies in Mendoza and Uspallata offer trips here.
Mendoza & the Central Andes
Nearby Mendoza & the Central Andes attractions
1. Parque Provincial Aconcagua
The region's most famous park is Parque Provincial Aconcagua, home of 6962m (22,841ft) Cerro Aconcagua, the highest peak outside the Himalayas and a…
2. Puente del Inca
Naturally occurring stone bridge, once used by Inca to cross the Río de las Cuevas. The ruins of an old spa lie eerily beneath the bridge, which combined…