This is a tour of the central part of Mendoza — a great neighborhood of wide, tree-lined streets and numerous green squares. Use Plaza Independencia, with its shade trees and semicircular fountain as an anchor. We’ve mapped a couple of routes to use as a guideline, but it’s also great to create your own route — within the east-west area between Highway 40 and Parque General San Martín and north-south between Plaza Belgrano and Parque Central.
Central Squares Route. This is a ~4.5 km ‘get oriented’ tour, starting from Plaza Independencia. Do a loop of the square, head east for a few blocks on the pedestrianized Avenida Sarmiento, then use Av. Gutiérrez to Plaza Chile, LEFT on Av. Perú to Plaza Italia, and then then LEFT on Av. Colón and LEFT on P. de Julio to return to the start.
Longer Run: Head west of Plaza Italia on Av. Colón/Av. Arístides Villanueva — a main commercial street through the Quinta neighborhood. It’s 1.3 km to Parque General San Martín, where we’ve added the optional 2.5 km loop around the lake. Can add even more in the park, or on other streets in Quinta.
Sexta Neighborhood. Can also head north to Parque Central through the Sexta neighborhood, using Av. Bartolomé Mitre or other parallel streets.