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Plaza Italia, Mendoza

Plaza Italia, Mendoza (must see)

Plaza Italia is one of the “checkerboard” squares planned by the Argentinian government for the New City of Mendoza after the earthquake of 1861. In 1919, the “Loba Capitolina” (Capitoline Wolf), a bronze sculpture of a she-wolf suckling twin infants (Romulus and Remus), inspired by the legend of the founding of Rome, was setup in the center of the square. In 1951, the square was remodeled with the addition of a central fountain, a stunning work by Luis Perlotti, representing Italo-Argentinian fellowship. At the base of the composition were placed Italian and Argentinian shields, on the sides – two stone figures, 3.3 meters each, representing Argentina with a harvest and Italy with a book. In the center of the composition, stands a grandiose figure of Rome. In 1996, a new sculpture was installed in the central fountain of the square. The figure, designed by Giorgio Igne, represents a woman leading a horse with one of her hands and keeping the other on a wheel with Italian regional insignias. This sculpture symbolizes happy and prosperous Argentinian future, based on the lessons of its history and past.

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Plaza Italia on Map

Sight Name: Plaza Italia
Sight Location: Mendoza, Argentina
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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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 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
Mendoza Introduction Walk

Mendoza Introduction Walk

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 Sightseeing Tour

Mendoza Sightseeing Tour

Mendoza is listed among the most popular Argentinian destinations. It has a lot to offer to its visitors, including architecture, museums, wineries, parks, squares, monuments and much more. This tour will show you the main sights in the Mendoza city center.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.5 Km or 2.2 Miles
Mendoza General San Martín Park Walk, Part 1

Mendoza General San Martín Park Walk, Part 1

Mendoza General San Martín Park is a place perfectly designed for a healthy walk. The park, named after the famous Argentinian general, features 34 beautiful sculptures which line its paths and alleys. Take this tour to see the most interesting sights of “Parque General San Martín”.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.4 Km or 3.4 Miles
Mendoza General San Martín Park Walk, Part 2

Mendoza General San Martín Park Walk, Part 2

General San Martín Park is one of the most popular sights in Mendoza city. It attracts hundreds of tourists every day, not only because of the attractions found within the park, but also thanks to the harmonious structure of its roads and alleys, that turn every minute spent in the park into a pure pleasure. During this walking tour, you will visit Cuyo University museums, Mendoza Zoological...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.9 Km or 2.4 Miles
Barrio Civico Mendoza Tour

Barrio Civico Mendoza Tour

Barrio Civico (the Civic District of Mendoza), inaugurated in 1948, houses the most important governmental buildings of the city. Recently it has been totally restored and today welcomes tourists from all over the world to admire its Palacio de Justicia, Casa de Gobierno and other grandiose institutions.

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.8 Km or 1.1 Miles