The city of Bariloche is the most touristic of the Argentine Patagonia. Located along the shore of Lake Nahuel Huapi, in the middle of the national park of the same name, Bariloche has one of the most beautiful settings imaginable. This, combined with a host of summer and winter activities in the surrounding countryside, as well as the production of the best chocolate in Argentina, has made it the top destination in the Lake District.
What to see in Bariloche
The Civic Center of San Carlos de Bariloche was inaugurated on March 17, 1940. It was built by the architect Ernesto de Estrada with cypress wood, larch and tuff stone extracted from the Carbón hill. Inside the Civic Center is the Bariloche museum and the tourist information office.
Cathedral of Our Lady of Nahuel Huapi
The Cathedral “Nuestra Señora del Nahuel Huapi” is the main Catholic temple in the city of San Carlos de Bariloche. It is located at the intersection of Almirante O’Connor and Beschtedt streets, surrounded by two squares with beautiful gardens.
Cerro Catedral is located 20 km from the city center and is the most important ski resort in the country.
This place has the largest available infrastructure of the winter centers of Argentina, the largest surface of tracks and roads and a capacity to transport skiers by means of elevation that is higher than the sum of all the other winter centers in the country.
Cerro Otto is located 5 km from the city center. Here is the lower station of the complex, from where the panoramic gondolas (cable cars) depart to the top of the hill, located at 1,405 meters above sea level, and the access to the upper station.
Its Rotating Confectionery, allows you to enjoy a fascinating landscape savoring the delicacies of regional cuisine. As a complement you can visit the surprising Art Gallery.
What to do in Bariloche
Trails in Bariloche
Bariloche has a great offer for lovers of hiking or trekking. Among the most attractive, we can recommend:
Trail to Berghof Refuge (with video)
Path to the Black Lagoon (Italy)
Trail to Lopez Refuge
Refugio Frey trail through Cerro Catedral
Path to the Otto Meiling refuge (Tronador)
Trail to Cerro Diego Flores de León (with video)
Path to the Hasburg stone (with video)
Recommendations in Bariloche
The Chocolate route
It is impossible to travel to Bariloche without being tempted by the various chocolatiers in the city or having to buy a gift! Today the artisan chocolate industry has expanded and you can find small factories, of family origin, in neighborhoods far from the center.
The Beer route
Bariloche has always been a pioneer city in the manufacture of craft beer. Bariloche’s craft beer is one of the city’s main gastronomic and tourist products, with internationally awarded and recognized breweries around the world; an area that already has its own district, its own beer route.
10 must see and do in Bariloche
Located on the shores of Lake Nahuel Huapi and its corresponding national park, Bariloche offers travelers exciting outdoor activities, as well as a pretty Swiss-style town. We recommend 10 must-sees to see and do in Bariloche.
Visit to Wesley Brewery Bariloche
Bariloche is a land of brewers and Wesley has been one of the pioneering factories in the city. Today the heirs of that traveler and entrepreneur have managed to combine a very good beer with a beautiful natural environment.
Visit to the Kunstmann Bariloche Brewery
Kunstmann is another of the breweries that have opted for their own brewing on their premises located at km 7.5 of Bustillo, in front of Playa Bonita in Bariloche.
The best coffees in Bariloche
When winter comes to Bariloche, coffee is an ally for both locals and travelers. Until a few years ago, the quantity and quality of coffee in the city was not very customer-friendly, but fortunately everything has changed today and the offers are very good and varied.