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. 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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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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  • This is the monument that you pass when you enter /exit the Villa Gesell city limits. Not much to see and not worth stopping unless the Policia stop you at the adjoining checkpoint.  more »
  • The Totem is that welcomes you at the entrance of the villa and the place for the obligatory photo of the tourist visit.
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  • Picturesque and photo required when one comes to Gesell! It is one of the typical places to stroll almost obligatory way.
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