Mendoza city was chosen by New7Wonders to be one the 7 wonderful cities in the world, is currently ranked first in South America. Although it is situated in an extremely dry desert region, Mendoza has an extensive artificial irrigation system –as a result of work and effort of mendocinians- which allows for greenery throughout the city. The trees, the wide avenues, green parks and squares give the city a beautiful ambience and an excellent quality of life. It has a diverse cultural and artistic offer including theatres, museums, art galleries and craft shops. The city is the ideal starting point for excursions all over the province, like wine roads, mountains, rivers, hot springs and natural reserves. At night Mendoza has several options for all ages. For younger people Aristides Villanueva Street is the best option, where you can find lot of bars, pubs and clubs. Sarmiento Street with its pedestrian zone offers a great number of gourmet restaurants and cafes for the most demanding palates, accompanied always with the best wines from Mendoza.