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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  • August 2, 2017
    Years ago he guards the entrance to Gesell and already form part of the landscape. Reason of selfhies. That you continue to be and remain with its colorful!
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  • July 10, 2017
    At the entrance of the city appears this totem... honestly I don't remember well when planted it there... never found you the relationship with the city... just is there and many love this photo!
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  • May 25, 2017
    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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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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