Highlights and main attractions of Bariloche
Perched on the banks of the Nahuel Huapi lake, San Carlos de Bariloche almost looks like a microscopic Switzerland, with alpine buildings crafted from Patagonian wood, snowy mountains, shimmering lakes and chocolate shops all creating a spellbinding location in Argentina’s revered Lake District. Bariloche is just the centre of this region that is filled with pristine green forests, deep blue lakes and snow-capped peaks all in the Patagonian alpine air, with huge appeal both in summer and winter.
When the native people disappeared, Bariloche was inhabited by Germans who came from Chile at the beginning of the 20th Century. After a railway link was created to connect Buenos Aires 1,620 kilometres away and the area was granted National Park status, the area developed into the destination it is today. The lookout at Cerro Campanario holds the privilege of once being voted UNESCO's Best View in the World and the 360 degree panorama over a patchwork landscape of green fir-filled islets, meandering lakes and snow-topped peaks is beyond beautiful.
The Patagonian scenery in and around the town is just as you imagine.