Foundational Area

Hotels in Mendoza capital to meet the foundational area once you have been lodging in Mendoza, the city offers a rich history to discover. We could say that this city is that more efficiently has been responsible for caring for their historical and cultural legacy. For this reason, a highly recommended tour is the visit to the foundational area. The city of Mendoza was founded in 1561 by Pedro de el Castillo. On 2 March of that year, picked up the banner that proclaimed the creation of the new village. It had first been founded in 1551 in a zone of the Guaymallen Department. However, later it was necessary to move the location of the city, for which it was decided that it would begin the new site to the distance of an arquebus shot. Finally the bullet arrived to what is now the location of the square Pedro de el Castillo.

In 1861 the city suffered a terrible earthquake, in fact the largest earthquake in the history of the Republic Argentina. It was seven points on the Richter scale, and meant the death of a few 10,000 people, of a total population of 20,000 inhabitants. Virtually nothing was standing because almost all the buildings crumbled. To complete the disaster broke out a voracious fire, since at the time of the quake in the majority of the homes I was preparing dinner. As happens in many seismic movements, waters descontrolaron, so the flow of the River Mendoza contributed to much of the destruction. So great was the disaster that should rebuild the city in another site, 1 km to the Southwest. However, the desire to preserve historical treasures made the establishment of the foundational area Museum in 1993. The truly interesting thing this Museum is its underground structure.

In these cameras can see the source of the village, which had been destroyed by the earthquake, and whose mission was to provide drinking water to the city. They can also see remnants of floors and majolica from colonial times. One of the shows most interesting Museum is a series of photographs and dioramas reflecting the evolution of the City along the time, constitute a true document of the urbanity of Latin America. Check with your hotel in Mendoza, as insurance they will know indicate the schedules of visit to this place which is an open door to the past.