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Museo Fundacional

Videla Castillo & Beltran and Alberdi, Mendoza, Argentina
+54 261 425-6927
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Historical point

As a museum is ok, only need more maintenance...cut the grass outside...clean, is a pity that this... read more

Reviewed 2 January 2018
Muscat, Oman
A good look into history

You can enjoy a walk to this location on the periphery of the main city. You get an overview of... read more

Reviewed 31 December 2017
Santa Barbara, California
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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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“exhibits” (4 reviews)
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Videla Castillo & Beltran and Alberdi, Mendoza, Argentina
+54 261 425-6927
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Reviewed 2 January 2018

As a museum is ok, only need more maintenance...cut the grass outside...clean, is a pity that this historical place is so lack of a proper maintenance. Area is not safe at all (thieves are all around). Tip...take care of your bags!

Thank flaviasylvia
Reviewed 31 December 2017

You can enjoy a walk to this location on the periphery of the main city. You get an overview of the local history focused on the Spanish conquest, the growth of the area, the development of the city and the wine. Spanish iwll help your...More

Thank Anabel-2013
Reviewed 12 December 2017 via mobile

This museum was OK. It exhibits some stuff about Mendoza, about the earthquake and how the city was founded. Unfortunately, none of the information was in English. The day we went, there was no tour in English either. So make sure to check this before...More

Thank Lisa v
Reviewed 22 March 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 21 January 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 20 January 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 17 October 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 29 April 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 20 August 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 5 August 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
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