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Information about Bariloche, Argentina
Location: West of the Province of Río Negro (Patagonia).
The history of San Carlos de Bariloche dates back to 1902, when the city was founded on the shores of Lake Nahuel Huapi.
Located 1640 km west of Buenos Aires, this is one of Argentina's most popular tourist centres thanks in part to the city's unique architecture and the stunning patagonian landscape of the Province of Rio Negro, where woodlands, lakes, mountains and exuberant wildlife thrives. Buildings made of stone and wood with gabled roofs characterise the distinguishing architecture of Bariloche, a highlight of which is the Civic Centre.
Bariloche offers a wide variety of shopping centers, restaurants, cafes and shops along with an exciting night life. Bariloche is most famous for its skiing, but it is also a great place to enjoy water sports, climbing, hiking and sightseeing.
The gorgeous beaches here, such as Villa Tacul and Playa Bonita, attract sun lovers during the summer months. Despite chilly waters kept cool by melting snow runoff, a brave few even take the plunge and go lake swimming.