Nestled in Tierra del Fuego, this city lodges approximately 1,200 denizens. It was founded in 1972, when territorial law 31 was passed, Alejandro Agustín Lanusse was president, Gregorio Lloret was governor and Néstor Nogar was mayor of Río Grande.
The city's founding stone was placed in what today is the intersection of Lucas Bridges and Luis Cárdenas Streets. It was during the same year that the first elementary school and first twenty houses were raised in Tolhuin.
The name Tolhuin comes from the Sellknam tongue, spoken by the local natives. It is the union of two words: “tol” and “wen”, which mean "resembling a heart". That is why this site is referred to as "the heart of the island" at present.
It was not until 1991 that the youngest district in the province -Tolhuin- was declared a community, with 442 denizens. In 1995, the mayor 's administration and the deliberating council were created through provincial law 231.
Nowadays, tourism represents a booming activity in Tolhuin, as its Andean Patagonian scenes and glacial lakes provide a unique quiet attraction. The city rests on the eastern shore of Lake Fagnano, which in turn represents a panoramic point. All this is the perfect combination to spend an original and quiescent relax season.
The Wine Harvest Festival in the City of Mendoza is one of the most important popular events in the agenda of celebrations in our country. The ceremony commemorates the beginnings, the sacrifice of winegrowers and their families, the harshness of the weather, the daily struggle and the end result when, after such a great effort, our beloved Argentinian wine is managed. This section summarizes this wonderful festival.
The estancias are definitely linked to the history and the essence of our culture. And for such reason, the houses and inns that welcome visitors today are accurate representations of our identity. In them, the past and the present of both Creoles and immigrants are expressed.
We invite you to travel the country and discover these estancias, country houses and inns: a brief ride with accurate information to tempt you tour and visit them.