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Museo Fundacional

Videla Castillo & Beltran and Alberdi, Mendoza, Argentina
+54 261 425-6927
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Worth a quick stop on your way to wine tasting and your hotel

Right outside the main part of Mendoza and close to the airport, it's worth a quick stop if only... read more

Reviewed March 22, 2017
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Interesting little museum

In spite of having a significant portion of it closed for restoration, they organized an external... read more

Reviewed January 21, 2017
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This museum traces the city’s history and displays remnants of the original city, which was destroyed by an 1861 earthquake.
  • Excellent42%
  • Very good38%
  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Videla Castillo & Beltran and Alberdi, Mendoza, Argentina
+54 261 425-6927
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Reviewed March 22, 2017

Right outside the main part of Mendoza and close to the airport, it's worth a quick stop if only for the outside sculptures. Inside is an exhibit about the founding early days of Mendoza.

Thank Chinapjs
Reviewed January 21, 2017 via mobile

In spite of having a significant portion of it closed for restoration, they organized an external tour to visit the ruins of a nearby church to compensate for it. Very friendly staff

Thank Fabricio_mc
Reviewed January 20, 2017 via mobile

The museum is under reform but they still give a very nice and free tour of the foundations of city and the plaza around it! Very informative and very interesting! I think it was nice of the museum to think of an alternative tour while...More

Thank cintiafsampaio
Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

It is interesting to learn about the history of Mendoza, particularly why and how it was founded. The museum and the guided tour of the ruins are worthwhile, but I wouldn't say it is a must see in Mendoza.

Thank Chris B
Reviewed April 29, 2016

This was the place of the original City hall, then a slaughter house, a market and now finally a museum. You can see the old foundation for the original building. It has some pre-colombian artifacts. It is all in spanish but you can understand most...More

Thank MadeByVR
Reviewed August 20, 2015

Excavations revealed that beneath an abandoned slaughter house lay the remains of the city's first government building, destroyed by the 1861 earthquake, which forced authorities to relocate the city. The museum shows the remains of parts of the old government building, parts of the old...More

Thank Argentine-tourist
Reviewed August 5, 2015

There is some interesting history here. The exhibits are nice, particularly those containing the archaeological remains of the old Mendoza city. There is not much to see in general, but it is still worth a visit, especially if you are into history and are interested...More

Thank Avidesh S
Reviewed July 2, 2015

This museum is built over an archaeological site, it is reasonably well thought out with some good exhibits but I felt it was a bit jumbled up, maybe a problem with my limited Spanish. We had free entry on the dia del museos.

Thank Warren C
Reviewed February 19, 2015

A small museum in a little park at the foundational square. Even though we could not speak spanish we could understand the history from the displays.

Thank SarapHouston
Reviewed January 6, 2015 via mobile

This is the city history museum and basically serves as a stand for the artifacts found during the excavations in the 90s. The place is far from being amazing but the ticket costs only 20 ARS (about 2 USD) and allows you to visit the...More

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