Monday, 26 May 2014

The Perito Moreno Glacier, Los Glaciares National Park, Santa Cruz, Argentina

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The Perito Moreno Glacier, Los Glaciares National Park, Santa Cruz, Argentina

The Perito Moreno Glacier, Los Glaciares National Park, Santa Cruz, Argentina 

Los Glaciares National Park (Spanish: Parque Nacional Los Glaciares) is a federal protected area in Santa Cruz Province, Argentina. The park covers an area of 726,927 ha (7,269.27 km2; 2,806.68 sq mi), making it the second largest national park in the country. Established on 11 May 1937,it houses a representative sample of the Magellanic Subpolar Forest and western Patagonian Steppe biodiversity in good state of conservation. In 1980 it was declared a World Heritage Site.

Patagonia Los Glaciares National Park Perito Moreno Glacier

Patagonia Los Glaciares National Park Perito Moreno Glacier 

Los Glaciares is a major attraction for international tourists. Starting points of tours are the village of El Calafate at the shore of Lake Argentino but outside the park, where the park's administration has its headquarters, and El Chaltén village in the northern part of the park, at the foot of the Fitz Roy. Other touristic points in the park include Lago del Desierto and Lago Roca. Sources

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