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Spain Square
Vacation Travel Guide

Unwind in one of Mendoza’s most beautiful public squares, given to Argentina by the Spanish government.

Follow the wide, tree-lined streets from Independence Square the short distance to Plaza España (Spain Square). Relax in the shaded areas and enjoy a picnic lunch as children play and couples appreciate the sunshine. Sit on one of the tiled benches to relax and admire the central fountain with its Spanish-style mosaic tile patterns.

Plaza España was one of the five squares built in Mendoza following the 1861 earthquake that devastated the city. It is considered by many to be the most beautiful of Mendoza’s five main squares due to the attractive mosaics located on the surrounding walls and benches.

Marvel at the seven colorful murals made from majolica, a type of Renaissance-era European pottery. The murals depict historical moments, such as Mendoza’s founding in 1561. They also show scenes from the epic poem Martin Fierro, by José Hernández, and the classic novel The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha, by Miguel de Cervantes, two of the most influential works of literature written in Spanish.

Observe the plaza’s Spanish and Andalusian motifs which show the link between Spain and Latin America. Don’t miss the wonderful monument of the religious figure San Juan (John the Baptist). Learn more about the history of Plaza España from the signboards positioned at intervals throughout the square.

Come on the weekend to purchase local handicrafts at the artisan’s fair. Search for the perfect gifts for your friends and relatives back home. Choose from carved wooden items, textiles and jewelry. There is also an antique market held every Thursday.

In the nearby restaurants, taste Mediterranean tapas along with a glass of Mendoza’s fine wine.

Plaza España is located a few blocks southeast of Independence Square. It is a great place to visit any time of day with the mosaics at their best in the bright daytime sun and the colonial-era lampposts creating a romantic atmosphere after nightfall.

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Diplomatic Hotel
Diplomatic Hotel
4.5 out of 5
Belgrano 1041, Mendoza, Mendoza
Free Cancellation
The price is $105 per night from Feb 26 to Feb 27

Located in Historic Center, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Regency Casino and Plaza Italia. Pasado Cuyano Museum and Independence Square are ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (999 reviews)
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"Very good and good food in evening however restaurant lacked ambiance and restaurant service was somewhat lacking polish."…"

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2020

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Park Hyatt Mendoza
Park Hyatt Mendoza
4.5 out of 5
Chile 1124, Mendoza, Mendoza
The price is $133 per night from Mar 10 to Mar 11

Located in Historic Center, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Teatro Independecia and Plaza Italia. Regency Casino and Independence Square are ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (995 reviews)

"The front desk staff and bell men were excellent as always. The concierge always do an amazing job of coordinating tours to the wine country as well as making reservations at local restaurants. This was our 4th stay and we will be back again any time we are in Mendoza."…"

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2020

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Sheraton Mendoza Hotel
Sheraton Mendoza Hotel
4.5 out of 5
Primitivo De La Reta 989, Mendoza, Mendoza
The price is $120 per night from Mar 1 to Mar 2

This family-friendly Mendoza hotel is located near the airport, within a 15-minute walk of Avenida San Martin and Plaza Italia. Peatonal Sarmiento and Espacio ...

4.3/5Excellent! (403 reviews)
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"Top hotel, nice room, good breakfast,everything fine. No problem in the stay."…"

Reviewed on Mar 16, 2020

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Diplomatic Hotel
Diplomatic Hotel
4.5 out of 5
Belgrano 1041, Mendoza, Mendoza
The price is $105 per night from Feb 26 to Feb 27
Diplomatic Hotel
Park Hyatt Mendoza
Park Hyatt Mendoza
4.5 out of 5
Chile 1124, Mendoza, Mendoza
The price is $133 per night from Mar 10 to Mar 11
Park Hyatt Mendoza
Sheraton Mendoza Hotel
Sheraton Mendoza Hotel
4.5 out of 5
Primitivo De La Reta 989, Mendoza, Mendoza
The price is $120 per night from Mar 1 to Mar 2
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Raices Aconcagua Mendoza
Raices Aconcagua Mendoza
4 out of 5
San Lorenzo 545, Mendoza, Mendoza
The price is $63 per night from Feb 26 to Feb 27
Raices Aconcagua Mendoza
Mora International Hostel
Mora International Hostel
1.5 out of 5
San Juan 955, Mendoza, Mendoza
The price is $10 per night from Feb 26 to Feb 27
Mora International Hostel
Amérian Executive Mendoza Hotel
Amérian Executive Mendoza Hotel
4 out of 5
San Lorenzo 660, Mendoza, Mendoza
The price is $79 per night from Feb 28 to Mar 1
Amérian Executive Mendoza Hotel
NH Mendoza Cordillera
NH Mendoza Cordillera
4 out of 5
Avda.España, 1324, Mendoza, Mendoza
The price is $66 per night from Mar 20 to Mar 21
NH Mendoza Cordillera
Abril Hotel Boutique
Abril Hotel Boutique
2.5 out of 5
Patricias Mendocinas 866, Mendoza, Mendoza
The price is $38 per night from Feb 26 to Feb 27
Abril Hotel Boutique
Huentala Hotel
Huentala Hotel
4 out of 5
Primitivo De La Reta 1007, Mendoza, Mendoza
The price is $86 per night from Mar 3 to Mar 4
Huentala Hotel
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