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San Luis

Altitude: 640 meters/2,099 feet, Populaiton: 112,778, Telephone Code:  02652

 

San Luis is known as the Puerta del Cuyo (Door to the Cuyo) referring to the region 280 kilometers (173 mi) west that contains the city of Mendoza. The town is actually located at the southernmost part of the Sierra de San Luis. San Luis was founded in 1594 in honor of France’s King Louis. The highlight of the town is nearby Parque Nacional Sierra de las Quijadas. The cathedral and the Museo de Historia Natural are worth a visit, as is the Centro Artesanal San Martín de Porres.

 

San Luis has plenty of places to rest your head. Vista Suites and Spa is the best place to spend a night in San Luis, assuming you don't mind shelling out the cash. Cheaper accommodations include Dos Venados, Hotel Plaza Pringles, San Luis and Huarpes. There are good dining options in San Luis, as well. Las Pircas and Donatto are two of the better steakhouses. La Porteña and La Ragazza serve pizza.

 

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Other places nearby San Luis: Alta Gracia, Santa Rosa De Calamuchita, Villa General Belgrano, Mina Clavero, Merlo, Jesús Maria, Villa Tulumba, Santa Catalina, Capilla Del Monte and Villa Carlos Paz.







By Chris Hughes
Traveling South America to give Viva readers the most up-to-date information...
03 Dec 2010

Things to do in San Luis

Parque Nacional Sierra de las Quijadas

This national park is hands down the best reason to visit the province. The orange-pink sandstone walls of Potrero de la Aguada canyon have been rain- and wind-battered into twisted contours that ...
City Park
San Luis, Argentina

Cathedral

The cathedral is located on Rivadavia 740 in the southeast corner of Plaza Pringles. It was built between 1880 and 1940. It is of some interest mostly because of its onyx fonts—one green, the other ...
Historical Building
San Luis, Argentina

Museo de Historia Natural

The Museo de Historia Natural is located on Italia y Ejército de Los Andes, seven blocks from the Plaza Pringles on the north side of town on the Universidad Nacional de San Luis campus. It\'s a ...
Museum
San Luis, Argentina

El Trapiche

El Trapiche is a tiny village in the province of San Luis, about 39 kilometers (about 24 miles) from the capital. It contains little more than a few hostels, a small civic center, a chapel and a ...
Other Activity
San Luis, Argentina

La Florida

La Florida is a tiny village outside the city of San Luis that is centered around a large reservoir with the same name. The lake is surrounded by the forests of the Florida Nature Reserve, and is ...
Kayaking
San Luis, Argentina

Centro Artesanal San Martín De Porres

The rambling, ramshackle building that houses the Centro Artesanal San Martín was originally constructed in 1880. It was a textile factory before the market opened there in 1949. Every morning ...
Market
San Luis, Argentina
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