La Falda

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La Falda
La Falda desde plaza San Martín.jpg
La Falda is located in Argentina
La Falda
La Falda
Location of La Falda in Argentina
Coordinates: 31°5′S 64°30′W / 31.083°S 64.500°W / -31.083; -64.500
Country Argentina
Province Córdoba
Department Punilla
 • Mayor Marcos Cestopal (Unión por Córdoba)
Elevation 934 m (3,064 ft)
Population (2012)
 • Total 36,202
Time zone ART (UTC-3)
CPA base X5172
Dialing code +54 3548
Website Official website

La Falda is a town in the province of Córdoba, Argentina, located 79 km (49 mi) from Córdoba and 800 km from Buenos Aires. It had about 15,000 inhabitants at the 2001 census [INDEC].

La Falda lies at the foot of two small mountains (Cerro El Cuadrado and Cerro La Banderita), and it is part of an important tourist circuit of the province (the Punilla Valley). The Punilla Department includes other tourist sites like Villa Carlos Paz, Los Cocos, La Cumbre and Capilla del Monte.

La Falda is home to the historic "Eden Hotel" (now a public part and historic site/museum that does not host hotel guests) which was visited by Albert Einstein. Adolf Hitler was invited to stay in the hotel and protected by their owners, nazi fanatics.

The main street and hub of activity for the town is "Avenue Eden".

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Attractions in La Falda include the 7 Cascades, a natural park also which hosts a large public swimming pool. "El Silenco" is a colonial castle of the 17th century featuring fishing and observation of trout; it is situated some 10 km (6.2 mi) from La Falda downtown. "Tatu Carreta" is an Ecological Park and Zoo c. 8 km from the downtown on the route toward Córdoba. It is a drive thru "safari" style zoological experience with local and exotic animal species. The area has been used as a special stage in the 2006 Rally Argentina.


The Asturian Hotel 
The local parish church 
View from dirt road above Eden Hotel

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