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Plaza Independencia
Plaza Independencia

Plaza Independencia

Plaza Independencia, Mendoza, 1324

The basics

In a city of leafy squares, Plaza Independencia is one of Mendoza’s most beautiful gathering places. Founded in 1861, following the earthquake, it stretches for several city blocks and is planted with a mix of pines, palms, and flower beds. Water fountains, ornamental lamps, and wrought-iron park benches complete the relaxed atmosphere. Several city tours including sightseeing tours feature a stop at Plaza Independencia.

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Things to know before you go

  • Plaza Independencia is a must-see attraction for travelers seeking a slice of life in Mendoza.
  • The terrace at the center of the plaza hosts events and is home to the city’s Municipal Museum of Modern Art.
  • The smooth paths of the plaza are wheelchair- and stroller-accessible.
  • Walkways are lined with trees that provide plenty of shade on warm days.
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How to get there

Plaza Independencia is located in the heart of Mendoza. It is often reached by the pedestrianized Avenue Sarmiento that leads off the square’s eastern edge. It is easily accessible by public transportation; take bus #1002, #1102, or #1202 to Patricias Mendocinas.

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When to get there

Travel to Mendoza is popular from October through April. People who travel to Argentina to taste wine often plan a trip to coincide with harvest months of late February, March, and April. The spring months of October and November are also known for their pleasant temperatures.

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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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What are the nearest attractions to Plaza Independencia?
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What else should I know about attractions in Mendoza?
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