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La Falda
Town
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Location of La Falda in Argentina

Coordinates: 31°5′S 64°30′W / 31.083°S 64.500°W / -31.083; -64.500{{#coordinates:31|5|S|64|30|W|region:AR_type:city|| | |name=

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Country Argentina
Province Córdoba
Department Punilla
Government
 • 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 Script error: No such module "convert". 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.

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

Main sights

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 Script error: No such module "convert". 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.

Gallery

The Asturian Hotel 
The local parish church 

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View from dirt road above Eden Hotel
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