Mendoza Sightseeing Tour (Self Guided), Mendoza

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.
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Mendoza Sightseeing Tour Map

Guide Name: Mendoza Sightseeing Tour
Guide Location: Argentina » Mendoza (See other walking tours in Mendoza)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 7
Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.5 Km or 2.2 Miles
Author: Xena
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Ruinas de San Francisco
  • Museo Historico General San Martin
  • Paseo Alameda
  • Mercado Central
  • Avenida Las Heras
  • Peatonal Sarmiento
  • Mercado Artesanal
Ruinas de San Francisco

1) Ruinas de San Francisco (must see)

Ruinas de San Francisco are considered to be the only visible remains of Mendoza city buildings from before the earthquake of 1861. These ruins used to be the temple built by the Jesuits in the first half of the 18th century. The basilica occupied almost 10,000 square meters and had a beautifully vaulted dome divided into three aisles and ceremonial altar. The church was renovated at the end on the 18th century, but after the earthquake, it was decided to preserve its ruins as a memorial. In 1941, Ruinas de San Francisco were declared a National Historic Landmark.
Museo Historico General San Martin

2) Museo Historico General San Martin

The Historical Museum "General San Martin" is located in the center of the city. It is dedicated to the general history of Mendoza and its people, as well as to the great revolution organized by San Martín. The museum occupies the premises that the legendary liberator had hoped to make his home. The museum's collection pays homage to the work and life of Argentina's hero, who freed Argentina, Chile, and Peru from Spanish royalist forces.
Paseo Alameda

3) Paseo Alameda

Paseo Alameda (Alameda pedestrian walkway) is located on Avenida San Martin. The Paseo Alameda project was endorsed by the local council in 1808. The walkway was fringed by tall trees and created a rather imposing impression at that times. General San Martín's home was located not too far from the paseo, so he used to walk here with his wife and small daughter. Today, the walkway is packed with various stalls, kiosks and playgrounds, representing an important part of the city life.
Mercado Central

4) Mercado Central

Mercado Central is the perfect place to explore Mendozan life style from the inside. Here, locals buy the best food and wines in the city. The Central Market has been in the same location for more than 120 years and is the place to discover and watch many interesting characters, as well as buy everything you might need.
Avenida Las Heras

5) Avenida Las Heras

Avenida Las Heras is the street where you can buy uniquely Argentinian goods, including souvenirs, leather items, trinkets, as well as local chocolates and pastries. The Las Heras avenue concentrates the city's tourist business and is always crowded with visitors.
Peatonal Sarmiento

6) Peatonal Sarmiento

Peatonal Sarmiento is the only street in the city that consists of just three blocks. It houses a lot of important historic buildings, as well as cafes and shops adored by tourists. Walking down this walkway, you can hear live musicians playing and singing. The Peatonal walkway is also the common meeting point for the younger people.
Mercado Artesanal

7) Mercado Artesanal (must see)

Mercado Artesanal is located in Edificio de Subsecretaría de Turismo (Undersecretary of Tourism Building). This small store offers the best provincial handicrafts in the city. Mercado Artesanal is very popular among tourists, especially for its vertical and horizontal loom weavings, woven baskets from Lagunas del Rosario, as well as various of indigenous goods, like braided items, and articles from untanned horse leather. Here you can find traditional Huarpe and Araucanian style souvenirs. This is a “must see” place for those looking for local crafts.

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 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
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
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 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
Museums Walking Tour

Museums Walking Tour

Mendoza is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Argentina. The city is home to many interesting museums and galleries. This two-hour tour will take you to the most fascinating museums of Mendoza.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.0 Km or 3.1 Miles