El Totem, Villa Gesell
(1.4/5 based on 100+ reviews on the web)
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. By using our Villa Gesell vacation generator, you can arrange your visit to El Totem and other attractions in Villa Gesell.
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TripAdvisor
  • What a nice surprise to see that this (other) Gesell classic has its space on TripAdvisor. You need not meet him, enter and there it is. Inevitable photo (and take the replica for the bedside table).
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  • If surprised that metres through the entrance is this particular monument, one could have read that there was a totem in Villas Gesell but not that would find it just arrives, a very particular gift that Don Gesell received and shared it with all visitors.
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  • I understand that it is not an excursion in itself but an icon that has a legend that serves us all and receives the visitor from VGesell (and dismisses it) before the roundabout. Personally I have his picture and phrase because I think that it gives energy wing back to work
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  • HORRIBLE! WE WENT WITH MY PARTNER AND WE ASK SORRENTINO. THEY WERE THE SORRENTINOS MORE EXPENSIVE TO PAY IN MY LIFE AND THE MOST HORRIFIC THAT I TRIED! A DISGUSTING ATTENTION OF THE PLACE, POORLY WASHED DISHES BROUGHT US NOT EVEN BREAD OR CHEESE, WE HAD TO ASK FOR IT!. THE SORRENTINOS SEEMED A HOST, RE CRUSHED AGAINST, POOR SUPER FILLING AND INSTEAD OF HAM HAD PALETTE OF BAD QUALITY, WITHOUT CHEESE AND THE SAUCE WAS AN OCEAN, AND TEA THE CHARGE APART WITH AN AVERAGE VALUE OF $85. IN TOTAL WE SPEND $ 510 AND ASK TWO SORRENTINOS WITH SAUCE DISHES, A WATER AND A SPRITE. DO NOT UNDERSTAND HOW THEY CAN ENABLE PLACES, OF POOR QUALITY AND WITH THOSE VALUES AS HIGH ON THE CHART. OF COURSE THAT WE DON'T LET TIP, NOT AGAIN I NEVER MORE!
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  • Really quality pizzas and pies of this local has fallen a lot as well as the dedication of the staff of kitchen which does not put you very cool what kitchen last weekend also buy a pizza and now not put or olives, meat patties are pure fat and cartilage but prices are worthy of a restaurant 5 stars I hope the owner or responsible for some read this and do something for the sake of your business
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  • We came to eat with a group of friends and were very disappointed. The food was not very good (ask for pies, a few steaks and hamburger) and the expensive prices. Took more than one hour in bring the food. Super dirty bathrooms. Side note: missed the letter of "pastres".
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  • Poorly run place, sitting in the bar chef waiting to pass the time, the waiters don't know the menu, asked for a bite where said that it had ham, and palette sandwich maker. The salami cut transparent, the crude with scalpel. There was no olives, no peanuts, bread to accompany dry, cerveza quilmes carisimo gate, which took me shopping 3 liter bottles. Dirty bathrooms. THIEVES, AWFUL, IMPOSSIBLE TO RECOMMEND
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  • Lousy, with temperatures icy left the door open matandonos of cold to those who chose eat in. Food expensive and without thanks. It took hours to bring it. I do not recommend
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