Top 10 Things to do in San Juan, Argentina

December 22, 2017 Marlin Saiz

Discover the best top things to do in San Juan, Argentina including Parque Provincial Ischigualasto - Valle de la Luna, Bodega Merced del Estero, Ruta Escenica 150, Casa Natal de Sarmiento, Museo de la Memoria Urbana o del Terremoto, Catedral de San Juan, Convento de Santo Domingo, Museo Provincial de Bellas Artes Franklin Rawson, Oratorio de la Difunta Correa, Rio San Juan.
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1. Parque Provincial Ischigualasto - Valle de la Luna

Ruta Nacional 150 - km120, San Juan, Argentina +54 264 422-5778
Excellent
76%
Good
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4.5 based on 242 reviews

Parque Provincial Ischigualasto - Valle de la Luna

Reviewed By Gene J - Silver Spring, Maryland

We departed our Hotel Vinos del Sol at 7:45AM, stopped for petro at Jachal, then arrived at this Provincial Park at 11AM. Due to extensive active construction, the entry fee(250Ap each) was waived and we entered without charge. After using the clean restrooms, we visited its Museum of Natural History, a circular walk of ~ 10 rooms of models/dioramas and information on the dinosaurs found in this park. We learned the herbivores were the oldest followed by the carnivores. One display featured the oldest predatory dinosaurs, the Eoraptor lunensis, an emu- sized bird with a sharp set of teeth and the vicious pack hunting instinct feared by all. We drove on to the Talampaya National Park before retracing to Route 40/150 and to our hotel in La Rioja, arriving at 4PM, a full day of nearly 400 miles over beautiful but lonely mountain scenery.

2. Bodega Merced del Estero

Moron Str 432 South | Rivadavia, San Juan 5407, Argentina +54 264 440-0387
Excellent
72%
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27%
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4.5 based on 99 reviews

Bodega Merced del Estero

The 35-acre estate has been worked by our family since 1897. Driven by the desire to see how our grapes become high quality wines, we finished building a small winery in 2004, with an output capacity of sixty thousand liters, and the most advanced technology, which allows for excellence in vinification.

Reviewed By rosannabertolini - Temecula, California

Winery is beautiful; owners take care about this vineyard.
The owner, takes care of your visit. She asks you about your interests about visiting the winery, so you can have a tour about the process of production of wine, or if you are interested in tasting and purchase wines. There is: Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, but also you can find Bonarda and the best one Torrontés.

3. Ruta Escenica 150

San Juan, Argentina
Excellent
67%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 236 reviews

Ruta Escenica 150

Reviewed By mikel12323 - Houston, Texas

Wonderful scenic drive to see Mountains, Valleys and prairies. Several great tunnels take you through.

4. Casa Natal de Sarmiento

Sarmiento 21 Capital, San Juan 5400, Argentina +54 264 422-4603
Excellent
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Good
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Satisfactory
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Poor
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4 based on 828 reviews

Casa Natal de Sarmiento

Reviewed By JennyGay - Natal, RN

there is english information avaliable for most of the rooms and objects. Check opening hours as they vary according to the time of year.

5. Museo de la Memoria Urbana o del Terremoto

Mitre y Espana, San Juan 5400, Argentina +54 264 422-4454
Excellent
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4 based on 261 reviews

Museo de la Memoria Urbana o del Terremoto

Reviewed By JennyGay - Natal, RN

This small museum in an old part of the former railway station given you an idea of the town before and after the earthquake. Dont miss the earthquake simulator. Free entry

6. Catedral de San Juan

Mendoza y Rivadavia, San Juan, Argentina +54 264 422-7050
Excellent
28%
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4 based on 368 reviews

Catedral de San Juan

Reviewed By Alex W - London, United Kingdom

Modern and nothing remarkable to look at from the outside, but inside its really quite nice and airy, and obviously very different from the old colonial-style little church's you see around the north and west regions of Argentina. Worth a side-trip to admire.

7. Convento de Santo Domingo

Laprida 57 | West, San Juan, Argentina +54 264 422-1573
Excellent
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4 based on 95 reviews

Convento de Santo Domingo

Reviewed By 30Jose - San Miguel de Tucuman, Argentina

Actualmente celda totalmente vacía, por lo que ahora se pueden apreciar únicamente sus Paredes y techo
En el interior del convento Santo Domingo se encuentra la celda (habitación) que ocupó el Gral. San Martín en 1815, cedida por el prior de los dominicos para que preparase la campaña libertadora a Chile y al Alto Perú.
Lamentablemente en 2007 la Comisión Nacional de Monumentos y Lugares Históricos quitó de la celda todos los elementos que no hubieren estado presentes durante la visita de San Martín en 1815 y realizó un nuevo guion museológico para los visitantes. Esto detonó un conflicto con la Asociación Sanmartiniana que retiró todos los objetos históricos que exponía en la celda, que fueron trasladados al Regimiento de Infantería de Montaña n° 22, ubicado en la provincia de San Juan.
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8. Museo Provincial de Bellas Artes Franklin Rawson

Av. Libertador 862 Oeste, San Juan 5400, Argentina +54 264 420-0598
Excellent
57%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
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Poor
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4.5 based on 60 reviews

Museo Provincial de Bellas Artes Franklin Rawson

Reviewed By Jnanayog - St. John's, Canada

There were fours galleries to view, two per floor. Admission is cheaper if you are 'who-bee-lad-ho' i.e retired. Much of the exhibits on first floor (left) we for us early contemporary works, and a mix of black n white, sketched and colour.  Interesting to view some of the early work of Argentina's 30's and more recent.

9. Oratorio de la Difunta Correa

Km. 180, Ruta Nacional 141 | Departamento de Caucete, San Juan J5443, Argentina +54 264 496-1018
Excellent
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Satisfactory
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Poor
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3.5 based on 331 reviews

Oratorio de la Difunta Correa

Reviewed By greggg - Quebec City, Canada

How many miracles attributed to the Difunta Correa? There is so much stuff there given to her as proof of gratitude that you wander amongst little wooden houses, licence's plates, sport trophies and so on wondering about that popular cult which is so huge in Argentina. Incredible. A must see!

10. Rio San Juan

San Juan, Argentina
Excellent
36%
Good
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Satisfactory
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Poor
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4 based on 86 reviews

Rio San Juan

Reviewed By 30Jose - San Miguel de Tucuman, Argentina

El río San Juan es el principal y casi único medio que aporta el agua corriente (previos embalses y filtrados) a toda la ciudad Capital de San Juan y departamentos aledaños; así como también es el que mayormente se utiliza para regadío
Es un lugar de esparcimiento y de gran belleza natural, ideal para refrescarse o tomar unos mates. Hay muy poca sombra y casi nulos lugares para comprar algo, así que hay que ir preparados. En algunos sectores pueden cobrarte $ 50 el ingreso.
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