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Bariloche

San Carlos de Bariloche was founded on May, 1902 on the shores of the Nahuel Huapi Lake in the province of Río Negro. The city stands out for its architectural features and for being located in a privileged region due to the beauty of its landscapes made up of mountains, woods, lakes, glaciers, and an exuberant flora.

It is one of the most populated cities in the province and one of the most important tourist centres in Argentina atracting backpackers from every corner and with a lot of hostel activity.

 

Its characteristic architecture consists of buildings made from stones and wood with slated gabled roofs, that give the city a very special physiognomy. Among the most outstanding groups we can mention the Civic Centre, seat of the main official organisms.

Within the centre arteries there are varied shops and commercial shop centres, cafeterias, and restaurants. The city also has an important busy night life.

Mecca of the national and international tourism, Bariloche can be enjoyed all year long. In spring and summer seasons, it is ideal for carrying out all kinds of excursions and outdoor activities; in winter, the snow offers a singular panorama, including the skiing spectacle in one of the most Swiss replica watches important centres for the practice of this sport in South America: Mount Cathedral. Within this frame, there exists the famous Fiesta Nacional de la Nieve (Snow National Celebration) which constitutes a truly international sporting, artistic and social event.

The regional chocolates, in any of its numberless varieties are the mostly appreciated souvenirs for all tourists. In some shops you can see the way the are elaborated. The marmalade elaboration made of regional fine fruits also stand out.

San Carlos de Bariloche comprises a tourist infrastructure and equipment service in accordance with its importance, offering lodging and gastronomic establishments for all levels, including a wide variety for backpackers or hostels.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Skiing in Cerro Catedral
  • Trekking the National Park Nahuel Huapi trails
  • Rafting in Rio Manso
  • To contemplate the magnific view from the top of the Cerro Campanario
  • A visit to El Bolson Chocolates, trout and smoked products from Patagonia
  • Sporting fishing