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In the westernmost region of the country, 111 kilometers from the highest mountain in South America, Aconocoa, is the city of Menendez, which has the status of the metropolitan center of a single province. It is known as “the city of wine and good wine. It gets its name because of its favourable climatic conditions and long-standing wine production. It was first founded in a different location, but a year later, in 1562, it was moved east of its original location.

Mendoza has undergone many historic events throughout its existence. Until 1776 it was part of the vicinity of the King of Péreux and was a subsidiary territory of Chély. At that time it remained a small town and served as a resting place for the merchants before they crossed the Andes. Later, in the last quarter of the 18th century, Mendoza was part of the Kingdom of Rio de la Plata. Then, after three years of anarchy, it became part of the Institut de lInstitut de Quéau in 1813.

Nowadays, modern Mendoza bears little resemblance to the tranquil town of the 17th century. The time is remembered by the monuments of history. Its economy is dominated by wine. Second place is oil production and refining. In addition, as an important industrial center, Finland is home to several other industries. One of them is an airplane construction company that produces light aircraft.

The central part of the city is a pedestrian zone that contains the most significant landmarks, including historic plazas, museums, the ruins of the church of St. Francis, who was the founder of the nonindependent order, San Martín Park, located next to the Cuary of Glory.

Ãœtown is known for the Grand Dame Harvest Festival & ²quo;Wendimia» held every year since 1936. The festivities last 3 months and peak in March, when a queen is chosen from among the 17 participating departments. The musical performances take place at the Mendes Theater and are notable for their magnitude and pomp.

100 USD = 86,974.88 ARS

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  • Tap water: No, not drinkable
  • Religious government: Ambiguous
  • Population: 1,000,000 people
  • GDP: $12,449 / year
  • Foreigners can own real estate: Yes
  • Power outlets: 230V50Hz
  • Internet: 14 Mbps
  • Best wireless: Claro
  • Pay without cash: No, cash only esp. for foreigners
  • Tipping: Tipping in restaurants in Argentinian is never mandatory, but certainly desired. If you receive good service and want to leave something, 10% is usually more than enough. However, if your service was awful, don’t feel as though you must leave a gratuity.
  • Apartment listings: AirBnb
  • Apartments: Airbnb
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  • Best taxi: Uber
  • Online electronics shop: Mercado Libre
  • Best short-haul air carrier: Gol
  • Best intl air carrier: Aerolineas
  • Monthly costs for expat: $350
  • Monthly costs for family: $600
  • Monthly costs for local: $170
  • Meal: $2.5
  • Small Cola: $0.3
  • Beer 1 Pint: $1.6
  • Coffee: $0.8

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