The Inca bridge is one of the natural protected areas of the province of Mendoza. Water erosion, and saline sediments have created capricious forms in the rock that make us think and marvel at a great architect who has been able to design such beauty. Nature has formed a natural bridge over the Las Cuevas River, in the Northwest of the province of Mendoza. Puente del inca name refers to this ancient civilization used to cross over the Las Cuevas River using this natural bridge. One of the excursions in Mendoza that no visitor should miss is the visit to Puente del Inca. In addition, is the gateway to the Aconcagua National Park, so those who want to enter this protected region must necessarily traverse Puente del Inca.
The Las Cuevas river water is loaded with mineral salts, in addition to a higher than normal temperature, which are considered hot springs. The fame of the benefits of these hot springs have a history of thousands of years, because already the ancient Indians He was known as used for the healing of various ailments. As a result of this mystical nature that wove around the water of the River caves, the quechua legend that justify the creation of the bridge has been generated. According to the legend, when the Spaniards came to America, the inca Prince suffered from a mysterious illness, which kept paralyzed. After you have tried everything, the elders of the village told the King to take his son to a mysterious slope that had been to the South.
After several months of crossing through the harsh Andean geography, and enduring the loss of many brave warriors who accompanied them, found the mythical River Caves. Without a doubt one second, the warriors formed a human bridge so that the monarch could charge her son in her arms and cross the other side. And the King did so, but looking back he saw that all his warriors had petrified is, forming this mysterious building that we know today as Puente del Inca. A large number of operators tourist offer tours in Mendoza to Puente del Inca, usually combined with a visit to cerro Aconcagua. The landscape is really moving, and is a view that no one should miss.