Destination guide: Malargue, Argentina

Malargue is in the Argentine province of Mendoza, approximately 1,500 meters above sea level. In the surrounding area, there are large rock formations, great for activities such as ecotourism, trekking, climbing and horse riding, as well as many others. Malargue also has important natural reserves where you can find lagoons, caves and dormant volcanoes.

Even in winter, the city receives hundreds of tourists who plan their trip to Malargue to take advantage of the snow at the Las Lenas ski center.

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  • Malargue - Things to do

    Sights

    Planetarium

    Due to Malargue’s remote location, it’s a great spot for stargazing, and the newly opened Planetarium is an excellent, state-of-the-art complex featuring some freaky architecture and some reasonably entertaining audiovisual presentations.

    Sub-Type: Science
    Telephone Number: +54 2627 472116
    Opening Hours: 5-9pm
    Pricing: tours AR$10
    Address: Villegas & Aldeo, Malargue

    Eat

    El Quincho de María

    The finest dining in the center is at this cozy little parrilla where everything from the gnocchi to the empanadas is handmade.
    Don’t miss the mouth-watering shish kebabs for AR$30.

     Opening Hours: lunch & dinner
    Pricing: mains AR$15-35
    Address: Av San Martín 440

    La Posta

    A friendly neighborhood parrilla, La Posta comes up with the goods in the juicy steak, wine list and televised football department.

    Sub-Type: Barbecue
    Telephone Number: +54 2627 471306
    Opening Hours: lunch & dinner
    Pricing: mains AR$20-30
    Price Range: Moderate
    Address: Av General Roca 374