The city of San Juan is located 1100 km away from the city of Buenos Aires and 600 meters over the sea level. San Juan is the capital city of the province under the same name.
San Juan had to be rebuilt after the 1944 earthquake, currently resulting into a modern and anti-seismic architecture. The only buildings which have been restored are the house in which Domingo Faustino Sarmiento was born and the Santo Domingo Convent, both placed among the historic attractions of the city.
El Valle de la Luna (Valley of the Moon) in the Ischigualasto Natural Park, 217 km away from the city of San Juan, is one of the main natural attractions of the province. Other excursions are the Ullum Dam, where a variety of nautical sports can be practised, and the wine route, travelling all over the main wineries of the province in the surroundings areas of the capital city.
The Ischigualasto Natural Park is a humanity natural heritage/patrimony. The Valley of the Moon is characterized by its figures formed by centuries of erosion. This park, together with the Talampaya National Park in the province of La Rioja are the most important paleontological sites of the country.
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