"Information about Torres del Paine and Patagonia (Chile and Argentina)"
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About Torres del Paine National Park

Torres del Paine National Park is considered one of the most spectacular places in Patagonia, it has a dramatic landscape with steep mountains and lakes with different nuances of turquoise colors of glacier origin.

It has 227.298 hectares of surface.

Torres del Paine was founded the 13th of May of 1959 and it is part of the Sistema Nacional de Áreas Silvestres Protegidas del Estado de Chile (SNASPE). It was declared Biosphere Reserve, by UNESCO, the 28th of April of 1978.

Location
Torres del Paine National Park is located 150 km north from the city of Puerto Natales, passing through Cerro Castillo town, or 80 KM passing through the Patrimonial route; 400 Km north from Punta Arenas and 300 Km west from the Argentinean city El Calafate.

History

The area known today as the administration and Grey Lake was created National Park in 1959, with the name of Parque Nacional Lago Grey, with a total surface of 4,332 ha. Afterwards, the territory expanded until its actual surface of 227,298 hectares in 1975. Three years later, The Man And the Biosphere (MAB) programme of UNESCO declared the park as a Biosphere Reserve, in recognition of its natural values.

 

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About the park

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About the park
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