In the heart of the Nahuel Huapi National Park in the Province of Río Negro, is located San Carlos de Bariloche, a city with the traditional alpine villages style, wooden houses, roofs with strong slopes, it is situated in front of the Nahuel Huapi lake; In the vicinities, the Cerro Catedral (Cathedral hill), is the main center for winter sports of S. C. de Bariloche.
The Tronador (thundering), is another near hill, so baptized by the explorers due to its deaf and constant bellow produced by the avalanches that constantly come off from the high mountain and rotate over its ever white hillsides .
San Carlos de Bariloche is one of the most beautiful cities of Argentina. Bariloche became an excellence tourist destiny by the hands of the European mountaineers that in the first three decades of the XXth. century explored their summits opening paths and constructing refuges.
Bariloche is the main center of ski of South America. Year after year, skiers and snowborders populate the tracks of the hill Cerro Catedral and fill their hotels. During the summer, the same mountains deprived of their winter snow, leave in the open forests of dream into which venture every time in greater number trekkers, climbers and old camping people. In addition, in Bariloche can be practiced the rafting, parapente, windsurf and trout fishing, among other sports.
The city, completely constructed following the coast of the lake and in the middle of cypresses and lengas, has between its outstanding points the Civic Center, a stone construction and the majestic hotel Llao Llao, the most attractive of the country, that was recycled and reopen its doors years ago after a long period of closing.