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Mendoza A City With History And With Future

The city of Mendoza has a story full of great events, despite having a life shorter than in other cities, as the major European capitals. When you take the decision to make tourism in Mendoza, visitors will find traces of history, both colonial and pre-Columbian history at every step. As all the cities of the new world, its story unfolds from the 16th century, more precisely from the year 1561, when it was founded for the first time by Pedro de el Castillo. The original site of Foundation is situated in what is now the District of Guaymallen. The new city was part of the captaincy of Chile, in charge of the Viceroyalty of Peru. In 1562, it was changed to its current and re-founded, location on this occasion by Juan Jufre. In the beginning of its institutional life, Mendoza was more related to the Viceroyalty of Peru and Chile, but as the years passed, intensified relations with Buenos Aires, and the Viceroyalty of the Rio de la Plata. The locals always had a good relationship with the Indians Huarpes, the local Aboriginal tribe.

Without a doubt, this detail helped to achieve development in peace and sustained growth, unlike other cities that suffered constant clashes with aborigines, forcing a permanent struggle, with consistent indentation of men and resources. The real reason for this new link with the Rio de la Plata was the importance of this governorate gave many steps across the Andes province has. The fall of Viceroy Cisneros, and the beginning of Argentine independence just marked the definitive union of Mendoza in the nascent country. From this moment on, Mendoza happened to play a relevant role in the country’s history. Little by little, Mendoza was forging a present as a tourist destination of excellence. The unique features of the topography of the province have created spectacular natural sceneries, which have been able to be exploited for the reception of thousands of tourists who year after year are turning en masse to some of the many natural locations available to Mendoza. In addition, Mendoza cities have a unique appearance, which gives you the particular way in which has tried to combat the drought in the semi-arid climate of the region: the construction of hundreds of miles of irrigation canals whose mission is to bring the vital element where irrigation is needed. Hotels in Mendoza cover a wide range of possibilities, offering a budget for every need, so no one is left without visiting a place with so many natural and historic attractions.

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