Address: San Martin and Carrodilla, Lujan de Cuyo.
Phone: 0261 – 4361667
Open hours: Monday from 17 to 19.30. Tuesday to Friday from 9 to 12 and from 17 to 7.30. Saturday from 9 to 12.
With the arrival of the immigrants to Mendoza, the Virgin Church Carrodilla was created. The original small chapel was outgrowing for so many devotees and by 1840 it was necessary to build a bigger one. The right wing of the nave of the present Church has been converted into a museum which houses a life-size crucified Christ made in quebracho by Huarpe indians in 1750, images of saints and the Virgin Mary and a number of documents (letters , paintings and other items) of great value to the historical past of the place. 19 Christos woodcarvings made by aboriginal people in the sixteenth, seventeenth and eighteenth centuries that belonged to different churches in the province of Mendoza are also on display. You can also see the furniture that belonged to the Solanilla family whose house today totally restored in its original style is “embraced” by an ancient wisteria plant, forming a cloister with the church. A cypress pine makes as sentinel in the inner garden, curious for their height. Cuzco painting of the sixteenth century was also exhibited too; a copy of a Christ nail and an image of Our Lady of Mercy carved in Spain and measuring more than two meters. The Carrodilla Church is a National Historic Landmark and follow colonial models of the plateau and northwestern of Argentina. The image of the Virgin is carved in oak, has natural hair and her hands hold the child and a bunch of grapes.