El Manzano Histórico


El Manzano Histórico (Historic Apple Tree) is both a location in the Tunuyán department in the province of Mendoza, Argentina and a natural and historical monument. The area grew up around an old apple tree that shaded the spot where General José de San Martín is said to have rested on his return from liberating Peru. Today the area boasts a museum and this monument, called “Return to the Fatherland,” sculpted by artist Luis Perlotti between 1949 and 1950. Several trails also start here before crossing a 780,000-acre reserve stretching from Tupungato Volcano to Laguna del Diamante (Diamond Lake).