moderne wandbilder aus glas

moderne wandbilder aus glas

as the gatewayto argentina’s famous wine region, mendoza is a popular stopover between buenos aires and santiago de chile. labeled as the “eden of the andes”,this green city is bursting with flavor. mendoza is “the land of sun and good wine”. the andean city represents what argentineans do best: enjoying the good life. here, the glass is always half full andthis optimism is palpable when you explore mendoza. set on a dry, sun-kissed plateau in the foothills of the andes, the city sprouted from an ancient networkof irrigation channels

dug by the indigenous huarpe people to water their crops with the snowmelt from the peaks. when the spanish arrived in the mid-sixteenth century, they adopted these “acequias” to establish argentina’s first vineyards. in doing so, they planted the seed of mendoza’s future as one of the world's great capitals of wine. like a vine that is lovingly cultivated, the region's wine industry is thriving.

because the conditions in these mountainsare so perfect, mendoza’s vineyards produce about three-quartersof the country's wine. set in a historic homestead in the original wine-growing region of mendoza, bodega lagarde is as traditional as it gets, follow your nose to the smoking parrilla on the patioto enjoy a mouthwatering feast. pair each course with a different drop for unexpected bursts of flavor. those with sophisticated palates can also book a private wine tasting session at catena zapata, run by the descendants of a pioneering winegrowerfrom italy. the vineyards in its fertile valleys are notthe only reason why mendoza is nicknamed

“the eden of the andes.” the city’s sunny climate and abundance ofshady parks round out its flavors. the most generous park of all is parque general san martã­n, just west of the city center. this massive urban green spaceis big enough to drive and even row through. adorning el cerro de la gloria, the park’s glorious hill, is the nationalmonument for the army of the andes. scenes depict how general san martã­n andhis troops first liberated argentina

in the early nineteenth century and then crossed the mountains from here to also liberate chile and peru. in the heart of the city center, the teatro independencia also serves as a grand memorial to the country’s war of independence from spain. don’t miss the sculpture under the beautiful dome of the nearby espacio contemporã¡neo de arte, which is housed in a former bank. this well-lit art space stands in stark contrastto the underground modern art museum, which features acclaimedsouth american and european artists

and is located right under the central terrace of plaza independencia. this pocket of green is the central pointof five leafy squares that are dotted around the downtown area. nearby plaza general san martã­n featuresthe general’s horseback statue, while the plaza espaã±afeatures an iberian fountain, andalusian benches and maiolica murals, which all symbolize the restored relationsbetween argentina and spain. just four blocks away is the plaza italia, with its romanesque stonework and sculpture.

it’s a tribute to the social influence ofthe province’s italian community. when you explore this south american cityit’s clear that the people of mendoza live their lives with gusto and know how to have a good time. so, why don’t you join them on a bustlingcaf㩠terrace along the boulevard at night. like a good wine, the spirited city of mendoza has aged beautifully since first sprouting from the foothills of the andes and has matured into a full-bodied blendwith a hint of elegance. come and get a taste of mendoza’s zest for life

by uncorking the city’s intoxicating ingredientswhich, all combined, make mendoza into what it is today: the eden of the andes.

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