The Department of Maipú has a rich religious heritage. Centennial buildings with amazing architecture are present in the urban life and in the more remote areas. Maipú enshrines the sowing and offers harvest, to the Virgen de la Merced, who is recognized as Patron of the Department. The celebration is made on September 24, when culminates an entire week of events and festivities in her honor.
The Barrancas Chapel, Maria Auxiliadora Sanctuary, or the Church of Lunlunta represents real landscape elements, legendary coexistence and spiritual confinement scenarios that reflect a deeply rooted devotion.
– Chapel Nuestra Señora del Rosario In the area of Barrancas there was a concentration of a very important Huarpe indigenous population, whom were inculcated with the principles of the Catholic faith through evangelistic flows in the seventeenth century. In 1807, there was a chapel and the adjacent cemetery, a complex that continues to serve the community.
The building which can be seen today was declared a National Historic Monument in 1972. This is a rural church with its familiar drawing of a central nave, narrow, always much longer than wide, which leads into the head, in each side, a sacristy and a secondary sacristy, as nearly all of its kind.
– Maria Auxiliadora Sanctuary
This monumental building from the early twentieth century has a Romanesque architectural style – Lombard and his patron bring together thousands of worshippers each year for the holiday. It was declared a national monument in 1979.
In the interior, there are artistic details of a valuable historical heritage. The chamber of the Virgen and the chapel of the suffrage are part of the Sanctuary, place where the tomb of General Liutenant Rufino Ortega is, a late desert expeditionary and governor of Mendoza.
– Christ of the Vineyards
In 1941, e Cespedes family installs a replica of the Christ Redeemer of the Andes, at an elevation of the land, which is accessed by a road whose sides represent the steps of the Calvary. This place was turned into a true symbol of the area, and is visited daily, but especially during the Easter, when there are liturgy acts.
– The Historic Solar-Casa de Ozamis
Is located next to the Municipal Historical Museum, the Historical Department Archives and the Board of Historic Studies of Mendoza, the Maipú subsidiary.
Property and permanent residence of one of the founders of the former town of Maipu, Jose Alberto of Ozamis, was linked to the birth of a village which came to the institutionalization with the deepest sense of sympathy for those who had experienced the destructive effects of the earthquake on March 20, 1861.
It is estimated that the house was built before 1810 and since then, it concentrated the political, social and cultural activities in the former Cruz de Piedra, before the development of the town of Maipú.
– Parque Metropolitano Sur.
This is the second park in importance of Mendoza. It is located 14 kilometres from the capital city of Mendoza, in the former Finca La Vinlandia, from Wineries and Vineyards Giol, which today belongs to the Municipality of Maipú. It combines ancient olive plantations with large green meadows, modern and comfortable restrooms, 2,800 metres of cycleroads, 5 kilometres of walking paths, playgournds for children and fireplaces. At present, it has 26 hectares, but the idea is to extend it to a total area of 200 hectares.
It has a great work of art by the sculptor Hugo Leytes, the Monument to the Pioneers, which summarizes the work done by immigrants and precursors of the main agro industrial activities of Maipú.
The park is the home to the Provincial Party of the Olive orchards and Olive, as well as various cultural and sporting events.