Mendoza may seem like a small mountain town at times, but we do get some fabulous international imports, and during July that special import was an art exhibition.
A collection of Miro originals and prints in the Municipal de Arte Moderno de Mendoza (MAMM) has certainly been one of the artistic highlights of the year in the city with the modern art space hotly attended by locals and tourists during the month-long exhibition. This small art gallery is tucked underneath the main fountain in Plaza Independencia and has one room which is where the Miro paintings were hanging.
A collection of his work from the 50s, 60s and 70s, the ‘El Jardin de las Maravillas’ exhibition had 56 works of art, showing a wide spectrum of his changing styles but consistent identity through his illustrious career. Timing of this exhibition was apt and the collection was selected to commemorate the 120 year anniversary of his birth. Miro was a Catalan painter who belonged to the surrealist movement and is world renowned for his bold and striking paintings which have become an icon in the art world. With a strong following in Argentina, this exhibition in Mendoza was one of the most popular so far this year and offers a great cultural diversion while in the city center.
If you still haven’t visited the Miro exhibition, it is open till August 4.
MAMM, Plaza Independencia
Located in one of the nicest neighborhoods in Mendoza city, walking distance from the city center, Casa Lila Bed and Breakfast makes you feel like you are part of their family.
Located In Mendoza’s main culinary hub, just blocks away from Sarmiento, Hotel Diplomatic has 19 floors, impressive architecture, and enormous rooms and comfortable beds that helped it to earn its five star ranking.
Located in the center of downtown Mendoza on historic Plaza Independencia, Park Hyatt Mendoza is well known as the first five star hotel in the city.
Quinta Rufino hostel is an old Mendocinian hostel that combines tradition and modern comfort.
San Lorenzo apartments offers fully furnished apartments for one person or for families - rooftop pool, continental breakfast, and meeting room included.
A boutique hotel, the architecture at Villaggio is focused on small but functional spaces, designed with character and comfort.
Owned by French partners, this attractive bistro brings a little touch of French cuisine to traditional Argentine flavors.
Bianco & Nero is an artisanal ice cream and chocolate boutique you must not miss while visiting Mendoza.
The idea for El Palenque was to create a restaurant in the same style of the traditional Argentine pulperia. A pulperia was the hub of activity in every town where people would go to drink wine, buy different products, and share the town’s gossip.
The restaurant is reliable for any meal of the day, including breakfast, lunch, coffee break, work meeting, dinner, and even cocktails.
Teresa Barbera is the true embodiment of Mendoza’s Italian heritage. Her parents came to Argentina when she was a young child and her mother started cooking for the local Italian immigrants who were missing food from home.
Havanna is great for when you need that familiar toasty coffee taste we are so used to. They don't just have the shots of coffee but the Frappuccinos, and even smoothies.
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Discover the Andes is all about exploring the mountains and participating in excursions and activities ranging from expeditions in Maipu Volcano, crossing the Andes by foot, valley trekking and wine tours at the foot of the Andes too.
Uncorking Argentina are experts in creating fantastic customized tours for small groups. They have been in business for over seventeen years and have long standing relationships with many wineries and restaurants and a great deal of expertise in maki…
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Offering wine tours in the Uco Valley, Maipu, and Lujan de Cuyo, Mendoza Wine Experience is a fabulous option for those who seek a pre-set tour that is adventurous, educational, and often less expensive than other tours.
Tasting Mendoza specializes in organizing upscale gourmet wine tours, focused on gastronomy and vacation. They can arrange fabulous excursions for small or large tour groups, creating personal itineraries to suit all interests.
Trout and Wine offers visits to a wide range of Argentine wineries. From tours and tastings at wineries from old to new, modern technology and old-fashioned equipment, Trout and Wine has many options.
Bike through the Uco Valley or Lujan de Cuyo with Mendoza Wine & Bike Tour. If you choose to venture out with the Uco Valley tour, you can bike to the prestigious Andeluna or Salentein wineries.
Rbike's is a bike rental company based in Mendoza city. Rental options can be supplemented with activities such as kayaking, rafting, horseback riding, rappeling, canopy (ziplining), and trekking.
Kaua Spa, located in the Park Hyatt on Plaza Independencia, offers a range of unique Thai massages, facials, vinotherapy treatments, and salon treatments for both men and women.
Vertientes Spa & Aesthetics, run by Pueblo del Río, is a space for wellness. This exclusive spa, now in the in Villaggio hotel as well as in the original Portrellos location, is a great spot for relaxation.
Palmares Shopping Mall is located 15 minutes south of the city of Mendoza. With 10 movie theaters, 120 stores (primarily authentic Argentine brands), and many restaurants, most notably the quintessial Argentine steakhouse, Don Mario.
Ice cream here is an art form – a culinary experience in its own right. There are six locations of Ferruccio Soppelsa ice cream in the city and it's been here for 80 years. A word of caution: once you walk in, you won't be able to stop coming back.
Located in the Guaymallen area, Mendoza Plaza Shopping is 10-15 minutes outside of the city. If you are seeking a shopping mall in Mendoza, this is the place to go.
Grocery shopping in Mendoza can be an exciting adventure to witness, especially if you go to Mercado Central (central market) in downtown Mendoza where fresh meats of all kinds are on display, and authentic foods are available for sampling.
Sol & Vino is among the more upscale tourist shops in the Mendoza city. In addition to the standard souvenirs, the store sells wine, books, music, and handcrafted gifts.
Via Civit is a great bistro with a large selection of coffee drinks, fruity blends and special coffees. To accompany your coffee, one of their many specialty pastries is a must.
Celebrate Malbec World Day with tango and jazz events in Mendoza city.
This Easter weekend, pair your wine with classical music at select wineries where the final performances will take place for this year’s Classical Music for the Wine Roads Festival.
On Argentina’s most patriotic holiday, May 25th, Argentina’s wine regions will participate in a event designed to support local charities and to add a twist to the usual wine tourism.
The City of Mendoza hosts its sixth annual Summer music and wine series that combines prestigious Mendoza artists, the best wine varieties and the wonderful view from the Terraza Jardín Mirador.
The first week in March marks the beginning of the National Grape Harvest Festival, Fiesta de la Vendimia.
The City of Mendoza is proud to sponsor the "Wine Talks in the City" Event Series, a program that brings educational workshops and wine tastings to Mendoza´s plazas and parks.
ECELA is a Spanish school in Mendoza specializing in helping foreigners to learn the language. Intensive programs as short as one week, and as long as four months are available.
Owner Pablo Lavoisier is a great artist who focuses on wood. He has a fabulous landscape exhibit in this space of mountaings. Annually, there is a three day exposition of work from more than 50 artists from Argentina.
Federico Arcidiacono is a sculptor living in Guaymallen. He comes from a very artistic family, with his father a well-known photographer, and his brother a musician. He is most famous for his work with wood grain art.
Set inside the home of Gonzalo Cuervo, Ituzaingo is firstly a restaurant but also a wonderful display of paintings and sculptures.
Julio Melto, a sculptor born in San Luis, studied art at National University of Cuyo in Mendoza, has sculptures and drawings that are periodically displayed throughout the city, including in the Park Hyatt Mendoza.
This is one of Mendoza's main artistic centers, featuring music, theater, dance, and even puppetry and multimedia shows. Its purpose is to share the local culture and arts with the world.
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