Bariloche – The city at the foot of the Andes in Argentina

Let’s go south, let’s go to Patagonia! San Carlos de Bariloche is situated at the foot of the Andes and in the midst of an enormous National Park. Due to its picturesque, Alpine architecture and its incredible lakes and mountain surroundings, the city is a very popular tourist attraction.
Don’t you like high temperatures? Well, then this is the perfect place for you, just as it was for the people who settled down in Bariloche.

Not only their famous national chocolate production will remind you of Switzerland, but also you will hear many stories about the immigration from Central Europe to Patagonia when chatting with the friendly and hospitable locals.

The surroundings of Bariloche are amazing and unique; the locals are proud of their region and love the outdoors: hiking in the mountains, going for a swim in a mountain lake (if you are courageous enough as the water is cold), renting a kayak or go skiing or snowboarding in the largest South American ski area.

And afterwards, you come together for a delicious Argentine barbecue and enjoy the vibrant nightlife with friends.

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Quick Facts

  • Population: 133.500

  • Average temperature:
    Nov-Apr 19°C / May-Oct 9,3°C

  • Characteristics: Alpine architecture, great outdoor activities, delicious chocolate, Central European roots

  • Official tourism website of the city

  • Bariloche on Wikitravel

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