Tourist attractions of Bariloche

Cerro Catedral demiante/Flickr

Cerro Catedral ©demiante/Flickr

San Carlos de Bariloche (or Bariloche) is a prime tourist destination of Argentine Patagonia, being a target for both domestic and international tourists. With its over 1 million km², Patagonia is a very important natural area in South America. Argentine Patagonia is home to innumerable tourist attractions and destinations. With its wilderness, the region is most notable in the tourism sector, just like Bariloche.

The city is located in Rio Negro Province, lying at the foothills of the Andes. It is a very famous ski resort of Argentina, being surrounded by gorgeous lakes and mountains. If you would like to visit Bariloche, read the following guide before traveling. I will present you the best tourist attractions in and around Bariloche.

Cerro Catedral

One of the most important tourist attractions of Bariloche is Cerro Catedral. It is one of the best-known ski resorts of Argentina and even of South America. The mountain is located in the Nahuel Huapi National Park, about 19 km of Bariloche. The resort gets extremely crowded during winter months, but summer months also attract rock climbers and hikers.

Cerro Catedral demiante/Flickr

Cerro Catedral ©demiante/Flickr

Cerro Otto

Located also in the Nahuel Huapi National Park, Cerro Otto is another popular ski resort of Argentina. The summit is accessible, offering excellent views over the surrounding area, including Bariloche, the Andes, the Nahuel Huapi Lake and Cerro Catedral. The resort is very popular among tourists due to its ski facilities, natural environment and its close location to Bariloche.

Bariloche ski facilities fer3d/Flickr

Bariloche ski facilities ©fer3d/Flickr

Museo de la Patagonia

The Museo de la Patagonia (Patagonia Museum) is with no doubt a must-see attraction of San Carlos de Bariloche. The museum presents the entire face of Patagonia. It was set up in 1940 by Argentina’s National Parks department in order to present the natural, ethnographic and cultural history of this majestic geographic region.

The Nahuel Huapi Lake

One of the most popular natural attractions in the surrounding region of Bariloche is the Nahuel Huapi Lake. Visiting the lake is with no doubt one of the best activities if you visit Bariloche. Cruising along the surface of the lake makes a pleasurable day for the whole family. The lake is with no doubt one of the most beautiful lakes in Argentina.

The Nahuel Huapi Lake ramonbaile/Flickr

The Nahuel Huapi Lake ©ramonbaile/Flickr


Tronador is an immense extinct stratovolcano located on the border of Argentina and Chile. It is located in the adjacent area of Bariloche. The volcano actually lies on the territory of two national parks. Tronador is a real wonder. The volcano dominates the southern part of the Andes, being a real challenge for climbers.


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