The Cerro de la Gloria is one of the traditional places to visit if you want to visit the city of Mendoza. It is located about three kilometers from the center, and it is necessary to get through the General San Martin Park. After traveling the route to the mountains, you enter in a way that gains height up to the Hill.
From there and a sculpture of 14 tons of bronze by sculptor Juan Manuel Ferrari, which constitutes the main attraction of the place is in sight. The monument pays tribute to the Army of the Andes, portraying the liberation campaign that began in El Plumerillo, he crossed the Andes and ended in success.
Formerly called “Cerro del Pilar” is one of the most excellent views of the city, and was elected in 1911 to place the monument, on a rock that symbolizes the Andean terrain. The stones with which the work was performed were brought from Uspallata, in the high mountains of Mendoza.
The central inscription reads “La Patria the Army of the Andes”, and above is the General San Martin watching their advance troops. The patrician Mendoza also appear, donating their jewels to the Army of the Andes, and on top of everything is portrayed the image of Liberty, with outstretched arms and flying over the scene.
You can access to the lookout via footpaths or car, on paved road. The premises have ample parking and a police post, along with sanitary facilities.
Photo: Victor Mori.