At 350 hectares (865 acres), General San Martin Park in western Mendoza city holds no shortage of intriguing places to see and things to do. Named after the beloved general who led the war for Argentinean independence, Parque General is strewn with over thirty unique and impressive sculptures, perhaps the most striking of which is the Monument to the Army of the Andes by Juan Ferrari, located atop scenic Cerro de la Gloria (The Hill of Glory). The well-shaded walk up the hill is taxing enough to forewarn you to avoid wearing sandals, but the views of the Mendoza skyline and the distant Andes should provide more than enough motivation for you to make the climb.
Once you've had your fill of hiking and sculpture-gazing, kick back and enjoy some wine at the park's lake, take in a show at Frank Romero's Amphitheater, or check out the zoo and rose garden located on grounds. It's a beautiful, activity-packed destination definitely worth checking out.
Location:Ave Los Platanos, Mendoza