From 1pm to 5pm is "siesta time" (nap time). During these 4 hours many shops and public places will be closed and then re-open until about 9pm. Nap time is when the city literally sleeps.
Is a technique for cooking cuts of meat, usually consisting of beef alongside various other meats, which are cooked on a grill (parrilla) on open fire. It is considered the traditional dish of Argentina and is often shared among friends and family. It is a is a delicious meal and also a very important part of Argentine culture.
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Great Wines Capitals
In 2005 the city of Mendoza was named as one of the "8º Great Wines Capitals of the World". And in 2010 "Wine" was declared a national drink in Argentina.
The Acequias and Trees
The city's canals (known as acequias locally) play a crucial role in the survival of the city as well as providing it with its numerous and diverse range of trees. Trees are fundamental to Mendoza and can be found in every corner of the city. However, Mendoza is located in the desert and the trees are only able to flourish here due to the ingenious irrigation system that goes back to pre-Hispanic time. This system has been maintained and is still in use today.
The region's most famous park is Parque Provincial Aconcagua, home of the 6962m (22841ft) Cerro Aconcagua, the highest peak in the Western Hemisphere and a favorite destination for climbers. Reaching the summit requires a commitment of at least 13 to 15 days, including acclimatization time.
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City without umbrellas
Mendoza is well known for its very agreeable climate, we enjoy more than 300 days a year with clear blue skies. The rainfall is very scarce, an annual average of 200ml. If you are planning to visit us from March to August, be aware that temperatures may decrease below 0º C, so pack some winter cloth and get ready to be amaze with our landscape. And during the summer season, the average temperature from September to February ranges from 17 º to 33 º. We also have a famous wind called Zonda, is a warm, dry and very stuffy wind that blows a few times a year, usually between May and October.