Mendoza is the capital city of the wine region, founded in 1561 by Pedro del Castillo. Located at the foot of the Andes Mountains, it is the fourth city in the country in terms of inhabitants. Its economy is based on the wine industry.  Visit its numerous wineries, relaxing in the many lodges and spas nestled between the vineyards, take a stroll in the leafy streets, and enjoy the diverse restaurants options. The town is also the ideal gateway to the Aconcagua, the highest mountain outside the Himalaya Mountain Range.