Casa Natal de Sarmiento

Mendoza & the Central Andes

Casa Natal de Sarmiento is named for Domingo Faustino Sarmiento, whose prolific writing as a politician, diplomat, educator and journalist made him a public figure within and beyond Argentina. Sarmiento’s Recuerdos de Provincia recounted his childhood in this house and his memories of his mother. It’s now a museum and was the country's first national historic monument.

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