Plaza Independencia Tours and Activities
Mendoza is celebrated for its leafy squares, and Plaza Independencia is the town’s most important square, meeting place and central hub.
A crafts fair is held here from Thursdays to Sundays, and there’s often live music or street theater playing free for the masses.
People-watching is one of the favored pastimes, along with skateboarding and soaking up the sunshine.
The square was founded in 1861, following the earthquake, marking the center of the new city.
The square takes up several city blocks and is planted with a mix of pines, palms, poplars and flower beds. Ornamental lamps provide lighting, fountains dance in the sunlight and wrought-iron park benches provide seating.
The terrace in the center of the plaza hosts events, and is home to the city’s Municipal Museum of Modern Art.
Tours and Activities to Experience Plaza Independencia
- San Francisco Church (Iglesia de San Francisco)
- Plaza España
- General San Martin Park (Parque General San Martin)
- Hill of Glory (Cerro de la Gloria)
- Navarro Correa Winery
- Bodega Tierras Altas
- Trapiche Winery (Bodega Trapiche)
- Achaval-Ferrer Winery
- Bodega Renacer
- Bodega Cruzat
- Lujan de Cuyo
- Finca Decero
- Bodega Chandon