Department of Tunuyán
*Parties and Celebrations
*Flora and Fauna
Area…….…........….. 3.317 km2
The Department of Tunuyán is
located in the central western portion of the Mendoza province,
82 kilometres from
Capital City. It is also part of the Uco Valley, along with the
Departments of San Carlos and Tupungato.
Its territory varying from 875 to 1500 metres above the sea
level, has a mild climate, cool but with large temperature
variations in the plain, and in the Cordillera it is cold and
with more stringent conditions.
Its main river is the Tunuyán and there are also the Guiñazú and
Its economy is based on the production of apples and grapes.
Its fauna is represented by horses, guanacos, large numbers of
birds and condors.
The native flora stretches along the banks of the many courses
of crystalline waters that flow down from the mountains.
Tunuyán offers tourist scenic valleys and canyons with awe-inspiring
colours and shapes, its culture, as well as aboriginal,
immigrant and liberators remains.
It divides its assets in these circuits:
* Wine Circuit
This circuit, with the Andes Mountain as a frame, includes
guided visits to wineries, and wine tasting of internationally
* Cultural Tourism
This circuit includes museums, art exhibitions, historic sites,
photography exhibitions. It is possible to visit the Museum of
Natural Sciences, the Centre for Conferences and Exhibitions,
the Sanmartiniana exhibition, the Archaeological Museum, the
Monument Retorno a la Patria, which was aimed at perpetuating
the return of General San Martin.