Mendoza is a city in the west of Argentina, and the capital of the Mendoza Province. The city has 115,041 inhabitants (2010), plus 800,000 in its metropolitan area, making it the fourth-largest conurbation in Argentina. Mendoza is on a major road between Argentina and Chile. It is a frequent stopover for climbers heading up Aconcagua (the highest mountain in the Western Hemisphere) or for other mountaineering, hiking, horseback riding, rafting, and outdoor activities. In the winter, skiers come to the city for its easy access to the Andes.
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Getting to MendozaEdit
Mendoza is 1,037 km from Buenos Aires (about 13 hours by bus) and 380 km from Santiago de Chile, Chile (about 6 hours by bus). Mendoza also has an International Airport (MDZ). It takes less than 2 hours to fly from Buenos Aires and less than 1 hour from Santiago de Chile. People from neighboring countries is also used to travel by long distance in order to save some "pesos" but the trip is much more longer, as you can imagine. Usually via long distance bus companies.
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