To only 6 km of the city of Mendoza, the Heras distinguishes by its mountain ranges and lomadas of low height. Member of the denominated conglomerate Great Mendoza, the fourth population unit of Argentina, the Heras offers a stroll to enjoy, and that cannot lack in the itinerary of good vacations in Mendoza. One is the military camp of the Plumerillo. Founded by General San Martin on 1815, the historical camping was since then soothes the future of training of army of The $andes. The same that in 1817 initiated the heroic deed that culminated with the triumph in the campaign of Chile. San Martin ordered that after the game of the army, in 1817, the camping would be dismantled and all the objects donated to the town.
In 1935, nevertheless, the abandoned areas had their right historical revaluation when being elevated in the old entrance of the camping a porch reminder. Today, the visitors can delight with an exact retort of that one camping that as much contributed to the freedom of the mother country. In year 1996 the ambitious plan began of reconstruction of the cabins of the soldiers, constructions of adobe with cane ceiling that, is considered, occupied 60 land pictures. In each of them retorts of the arms and the uniforms used by the Army of the $andes were placed. The entrance of this shutdown forced for the tourism in Mendoza two authentic guns of the Army of the $andes, arisen from the famous forge of the untiring Fray are observed Luis Beltrn. From 1935 to 1980, year in which they were transferred to the military grammar school that takes its name, the camping of the Plumerillo was the lodging in Mendoza of ashes of General Jernimo Mirror.
The chapel that is conserved in the estate is not either that one in which San Martin oa misa during its stay in Mendoza. One treats, nevertheless, of a faithful retort of the original one, that survived the game of the army but not to the 1861 earthquake. In the camping and the Sanmartiniano Museum of the estate attractive activities are organized, like the recreation of the game of the army, that takes place each 18 of January. Another data interesting for those who it spends its vacations in Mendoza: the last Sundays of every month showy dramatisations are realised than it was the training of the soldiers of San Martin, with uniforms and arms of time. To minutes of the center and the main hotels of capital Mendoza, a stroll not to lose itself.