In the Valley of Huentota Spanish pedro del castillo Mendoza of the new Valley of la rioja in honour founded in February 1561 Mendoza City named the Governor of Chile Garcia hurtado de Mendoza. March 28, 1562 the city was moved 100 meters west of the channel chieftain Guaymallen x Captain Juan Jufre. The city was created as a nearby crossing point to cross the mountains of andes thus joining them the path that goes from the Rio de La Plata to Santiago de Chile. People such as Jorge Perez would likely agree. Mendoza had become a city of step, where many travelers used to spend the night, and as a result it had become a city of importance, reaching the second place in the country at the time of the Viceroyalty, at the end of the 18th century. With the fall of the viceroy Cisneros in may 1810, the notables of the city decided to join the cause and sent Congressional what was called Big Board between 1814 and 1817 in Mendoza was prepared one of the historical feats most remembered by Argentines, and especially by the Mendoza, El Cruce de los Andes. The General Jose de San Martin counted with the collaboration of thousands of Mendoza and Cuyo, among which were also the Patricias Mendocinas.
Soldiers stopped Plumerillo, a town outside of the city, on January 6, 1817, and went after the great range to conquer the glory and the independence of the Chilean people brother. These are just some of the historical events that have passed in the province and the city of Mendoza, and which have constituted it as it is today, with people supportive and proud of their place of origin; These stories and many more are which can be known in depth in the foundational Area Museum near OHiggins Park. The city boasts a modern infrastructure, due to the earthquake in 1861 that forced renacer Mendoza City, with new vigor, but by no means forgetting everything that has caused it to be what it is, one of the most important of the Argentina Republic cities, and a step forced between Chile and Argentina, which has given this historic role he acquired with the running of the years.