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History: Villa Carlos Paz


place where now stands the thriving tourist town is Villa Carlos Paz, had the first inhabitants to the native race known as "the Comechingones" who left their footprints on the banks of rivers and streams. In 1573 came the Spanish conquistador, who arranged the division of land and thus also the distribution of Indians.

In 1891 he built the San Roque Dam, which at the time was the largest in the world, whose function was to provide drinking water and irrigation water to the city of Cordoba, capital of the province. The reservoir flooded produced a wide green valley being formed a magnificent lake, whose existence forever mark the fate of Villa Carlos Paz.

occupied the valley waters stood the ranch house "Santa Leocadia", owned by Don Rudecindo Paz, who decided to move on the slopes of the mountains, far from the waters of the reservoir. With the passage of time, Carlos Nicandro, one of the sons of Don Rudecindo, agreed to own vast tracts of fields (about 5,600 ha.) And started the farm and forest ham.

opening a new path, that of the high peaks of the Sierras de Córdoba, began to generate significant movement of people. That's when Carlos Paz in 1915 decided to open a small hostel, which would be the first hotel of the place. While there was a record that would witness the foundation, adopting the date of July 16, 1913, which is contained in a plan of the town planned by the landowner. The tourist movement, as well as small four-room hotel, manifested through the rental of properties of the founder's friends in the summertime.

In 1921 he moved to the area Dr. Enrique Zarate initiating the first urban undertaking Lakeshire calling, building on large spaces 10 magnificent residences that still amaze today. In course of time, around 1930, it was producing fields division by heirs and thus began the influx of capital that initiated the creation of subdivisions.

12 monumental Cruz Mts. high, was constructed of reinforced concrete and materials were raised to the top of the mountain by mule. Tourism, thanks to the rise of the automobile, begins to grow in visitors and hotels increasing in number and quality, beginning a process that would not stop.

test this growth was evident in 1955 when the chairlift is opened, a chairlift that takes you to the summit of the hills around the city limits. Three years later, on May 25, 1958 to construct the largest cuckoo clock in the world, with technical support from Europeans arrived to settle in the town. By increasing the flow of tourists, and small cap companies flock to cover services and so we come to our days when Villa Carlos Paz is listed as one of the three major tourist cities of Argentina.

magnificent climate with four distinct seasons, the natural and the man-provided infrastructure, make this place a tourist concentration point worthy to be enjoyed all year round. Outside the summer season, come to the city contingent student, seniors and tourism own congresses and conventions, which are an excellent place on the lake and all services provided by the hotel and catering. Complexes of entertainment for all ages and a hectic night with Casino and dance centers crown tourism in Villa Carlos Paz.

Currently the city has 45,000 inhabitants and is one of the largest annual building rate, which causes it to become ever changing and new for those who do not visit regularly.