El Totem, Villa Gesell

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Don't miss a visit to El Totem, a monument that honors the American-Indian tradition of erecting structures like this to commemorate village chiefs. German sculptor Pablo Hannemann designed the piece in 1977 as a tribute to the founder of Villa Gesell, Don Carlos Idhao Gesell, who watched the unveiling ceremony. Greeting visitors as they enter the city, the structure adorns a mythological thunderbird on the top. Plan my day in Villa Gesell using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.
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  • It found when you enter the town and it is a symbol of hard work in honor of a man who knew how to work and help those wanting to live in this beautiful place, with work and decency.
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  • The Totem is a monument made by the German sculptor Pablo Hannemann in honor of the founder of the seaside resort of Villa Gesell, Don Carlos Gesell Idhao. The work was opened in December 1977 with the presence of Don Carlos and his spouse Emilia. It was elevated on the right hand on the access to the Villa and never moved in place.
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  • It is entering the Gesell, typical icon to take souvenir photos, it is not so much to visit but stop mandatory step o reach any ride.
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In Villa Gesell you can choose from upscale chain hotels, with swimming pools, spas, and onsite restaurants, and resort-style options offering rooms with great sea views and private areas of sandy beach. Budget-conscious travelers can look just a couple of streets back from the coast, with popular choices including comfortable high-rise hotels and family-owned guesthouses in the residential areas of town.
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