Three days gives you enough time to really linger in Mendoza, sampling the wines, breathing in the fresh mountain air, and wandering the tree-lined streets and fountain-filled plazas that make this wine-country hub so captivating. Read on for tips about how to make the most of your three days.
General San Martin Park (Parque General San Martin)
Open daily 8am - 6pm, to 7pm in summer
Av Los Platanos, Mendoza
Located in the west of Mendoza, General San Martin Park is a popular destination for walks, picnics, and trips to the playground. Nature lovers are drawn here not only for the rose garden, but also to see more than 300 species of exotic trees. The park also attracts families with its zoo, home to a range of animals including lions, elephants, and giraffes. Several guided tours such as bike tours and city sightseeing tours include a visit to the park.
Things to know before you go
- General San Martin Park is a must-see attraction for families seeking educational experiences and nature enthusiasts.
- In addition to running and cycling routes, the park also offers tennis courts and a golf course.
- The park is accessible to wheelchairs and strollers.
How to get there
General San Martin Park is located 1.5 miles (2 kilometers) west of central Mendoza. Several stops on Mendoza’s hop-on hop-off bus offer access to the park. Most visitors arrive on foot, by bike, or by bus.
When to get there
The most popular time of year to visit Mendoza is from October through April. Travelers who are interested in the annual wine harvest plan trips during the harvest months of late February, March, and April. The spring months of October and November also offer pleasant temperatures.
Cerro de la Gloria
One of the most popular landmarks in the park is Cerro de la Gloria, a hill topped with a monument to the Army of the Andes, by Uruguayan sculptor Juan M. Ferrari. Hike uphill to the top and take in panoramic views over the city.
Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What are the nearest attractions to General San Martin Park (Parque General San Martin)?
What else should I know about attractions in Mendoza?
- Hill of Glory (Cerro de la Gloria)
- Plaza Independencia
- San Francisco Church (Iglesia de San Francisco)
- Plaza España
- Navarro Correa Winery
- Bodega Tierras Altas
- Trapiche Winery (Bodega Trapiche)
- Achaval-Ferrer Winery
- Bodega Renacer
- Bodega Cruzat
- Cacheuta Thermal Spa (Termas Cacheuta)
- Finca Decero
- Bodega Chandon
- Villavicencio Natural Reserve (Reserva Natural Villavicencio)