Plaza Independencia, Mendoza

Plaza Independencia, Mendoza (must see)

Plaza Independencia is the main square in the city of Mendoza, it represents 55,000 square meters of green space, creating a perfect place for rest and recreation. The square features many rare and beautiful trees and plants, as well as an incredible fountain with a stunning monument, called “Frieze of Independence”. It depicts several scenes- the first one is an indigenous woman, mounted on a horse and carrying a crucifix in her hand, a symbol of evangelization. The next offers a dramatic view of the oppressed man, who turns his back with his hands tied up; the following scene shows the same man set free. There are also murals that symbolize family, immigrants labor and culture, leading us along the way to independence. This composition gives homage to the immigrant labor and efforts that raised this province, and finally addresses culture as a great liberating force, implying, that there is no independence without culture. The Plaza Independencia also houses the small Teatro Municipal Julio Quintanilla and the Municipal Museum of Modern Art.

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Plaza Independencia on Map

Sight Name: Plaza Independencia
Sight Location: Mendoza, Argentina (See walking tours in Mendoza)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
Guide(s) Containing This Sight:

Walking Tours in Mendoza, Argentina

Create Your Own Walk in Mendoza

Create Your Own Walk in Mendoza

Creating your own self-guided walk in Mendoza is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Mendoza Introduction Walking Tour

Mendoza Introduction Walking Tour

Set at the heart of Argentina's wine-making region of Cuyo, Mendoza city was almost totally destroyed by the devastating earthquake of 1861. The ensued restoration efforts put in by the local authorities have resulted in a plethora of new magnificent landmarks, most of which are must-see attractions for every visitor. On this walk you will see what today's Mendoza is particularly famous...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.4 Km or 2.1 Miles
Mendoza Squares Walk

Mendoza Squares Walk

Mendoza is one of the most beautiful cities in Argentina. It is especially famous for beautiful parks and squares, each in its own, unique style. During this tour you will have a chance to visit and explore four symmetrical squares: Plaza San Martín, Plaza Chile, Plaza Italia, Plaza España, as well as the main city square - Plaza Independencia.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.2 Km or 2.6 Miles