San Carlos de Bariloche
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Bariloche - Argentina San Carlos de Bariloche is the spot for the adventurous traveler. With the majestic Andes in the background the city is a true haven to set out on rafting, hiking, mountain biking, horse-riding and fly fishing excursions.

The season to be in Bariloche though is in winter when ski addicts flock to Cerro Catedral, one of the most important ski resorts in South America, to show off their ski and snowboard abilities.

The first settlers in the area were Austrian and German immigrants in 1895 and on May 3, 1902, San Carlos de Bariloche was officially founded. The city has the look and feel of an alpine town.

Bariloche is surrounded by wonderful lakes and mountains. The breathtaking Nahuel Huapi lake provides access to some of the most unique places in the world such as Victoria Island and Myrtle Forest. The mountains Tronador, Cerro Catedral and Cerro López are there for you to explore and enjoy.

You can set out on various trekking circuits in Bariloche. The most popular ones are the Small Circuit, Puerto Blest, Puerto Pañuelo, Mount Tronador and Los Alerces Cascade.

Attractions of Bariloche

Cerro Catedral
Popular skiing and recreation center at Catedral mountain in Bariloche.

Circuito Chico
This popular touring area offers visitors a view into the workings of various cottage industries in Argentina, while also offering beautiful vistas of the countryside. Some of the traditional workshops include clocks, candles, chocolates and ceramics.

Capilla de San Eduardo
Built in the 1940s, Capilla de San Eduardo is distinctively English in its architecture, a vestige of years of British influence in South America.

Church of Our Lady of Nahuel Huapi
Built in 1946, this cathedral and its beautiful stained-glass windows are among the most moving sights of San Carlos de Bariloche.

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