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The Village of El Chaltén
South America

The small village of El Chaltén by the foot of the magnificent mountains of Fitzroy (El Chaltén) and Cerro Torres is a collection of about 50 cottages and small hostels catering for the increasing tourism business. This is the only paved thoroughfare of the village which is no more than a natural contiuation of route 23 from the town of El Calafate some 220km away.

Copyright: Arroz Marisco
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Taken: 07/04/2009
Uploaded: 14/11/2011
Updated: 11/06/2014
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Tags: el chaltén; fitzroy; patagonia; argentina
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