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Los Glaciares (Spanish for "the glaciers") is a national park in the Santa Cruz Province, in the Argentinian part of Patagonia. It comprises an area of about 6000 km2. In 1981 it was accepted as World Heritage by the UNESCO.
The major part of the national park consists of three greater glaciers (Perito Moreno Glacier, Upsala Glacier and Viedma Glacier ) and a number of smaller ones. These flow into two lakes, the Lago Argentino and the Lago Viedma , both of which are only partially within the national park.
Los Glaciares is a major attraction for international tourists. Starting point of tours is the village of El Calafate at the Lago Argentino. The Fitzroy Massif in the northern part of the park is frequented by mountaineers and trekking tourists.
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