The rich history of the Foundation Area

09-03-2018 quiquimyoiquiche
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The Foundation Area Museum in Mendoza, the environment of the 25 apples originating, the ruins of the Church of San Francisco and Pedro del Castillo square are called Foundation Area of ​​the city, one of the most attractive and interesting sites for tourism Mendoza capital.

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The Foundation Area of ​​the Cuyo Capital radiates living history, and Sime tourists on a trip to the past. Very near the present and the best hotels in downtown Mendoza, the museum housed inside the ruins of the Cabildo of the city, dating from 1749, the old slaughterhouse, 1877, and the early municipal source of water, their underground chamber. Archaeological findings during excavation work carried out in parts of the old town hall between 1989 and 1991, and documentation and photographs of very high historical value are exhibited there. But although everything shown there is very old, the museum building, very modern in contrast, data just 1992. And completes its interesting proposal with dioramas and scale models that recreate the most important events in the history of Mendoza, like the famous Earthquake of 1861 and the founding of the city.

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The museum is open Tuesday to Sunday in long hours and admission is extremely economic conditions that make it an ideal choice for vacation days in Mendoza. Service offers guided tours. It is recommended, after touring the entire museum, go to the underground chamber, living testimony of the first aqueduct that supplied the city with water from the springs of Challao, 12 km. west of Mendoza capital. In the underground chamber may be too stoves and other traces of the presence of culture in Mendoza huarpe ground. Some, more than 2000 years old.

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Very nearby, and steps from the main departures in Mendoza, the ruins of the Church of San Francisco welcome tourists as they are from that that earthquake destroyed the building run by the Jesuits. Built by the Jesuits between 1716 and 1731, the church passed into the hands of the Franciscan order after the expulsion of the Jesuits in 1767. The entrance to this historic monument is free.

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Jorge Alberto Guiñazu