Squares of San Carlos de Bariloche (Self Guided), San Carlos de Bariloche

San Carlos de Bariloche is famous for its plazas and multitude of parks, most of them national parks. It is a very welcoming city, with a friendly environment and nice people. They will be glad to help you to find the place you are searching for. The following is a list of attractions that are popular for tourists and Bariloche's friendly locals.
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Squares of San Carlos de Bariloche Map

Guide Name: Squares of San Carlos de Bariloche
Guide Location: Argentina » San Carlos de Bariloche (See other walking tours in San Carlos de Bariloche)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 8
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.0 km
Author: irenes
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Plaza Belgrano

1) Plaza Belgrano

Plaza Belgrano was named after one of Argentina´s forefathers- Manuel Belgrano. He was the person who created the national flag and is considered to be one of the most important Libertadores of Argentina. Plaza Belgrano is situated in downtown San Carlos de Bariloche, only 500 meters from the Civic Center, in a safe and quiet residential area. You can reach it by the agglomerate street Pasaje Juan Maria Gutierrez. The square is like something out of a storybook, leafy and mysterious, perfect for a walk and for meeting new local acquaintances.
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Plaza San Martin

2) Plaza San Martin

Plaza San Martin is located at the junction of San Martín and Juan Manuel de Rosas Avenues. There is a monolith obelisk dedicated to General José de San Martín. He is a national hero of Argentina, having been a leader in the country's struggle for independence from Spain. He was proclaimed a Liberator. The monument was inaugurated 158 years after his death and now perpetuates his eternal memory in the minds of citizens.
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Plaza Ciudades Hermanas

3) Plaza Ciudades Hermanas

At the corner of Avenida San Martin and Calle Independencia is the beautiful Plaza Ciudades Hermanas. The place is also known as Sister Cities Square, the sister being Aspen, Colorado. It is located right behind the Secretaria Municipal de Turismo and the Post Office. There are many trees and flowers planted there. It is a romantic municipal park where lots of inhabitants and residents come to relax and chat.
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Plaza Expedicienarios del Desierto

4) Plaza Expedicienarios del Desierto (must see)

Through Calle Independencia, you will get to the Plaza Principal de la Ciudad, which is the square of the Centro Civico. It is called Plaza Expedicienarios del Desierto. Due to its historical meaning and importance, it has become the top destination in the city. The main buildings of Bariloche are situated here: Policia de la Provincia, Municipalidad, Secretaria de Turismo, Biblioteca Sarmiento, Museo de la Patagonia and Sala de exposiciones Emilio Frey. There are also a couple of interesting wooden sculptures and the monument of the Julio Argentino Roca. The Civic Center is a National Historical Monument which faces the breathtaking Lake Nahuel Huapi.
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Plaza Italia

5) Plaza Italia

Plaza Italia is a grassy park located in front of the famous Neo-Gothic Cathedral of Nestra Senora de Nahuel Huapi, built in 1946. Plaza Italia, also known as Park Italia, is a crowded, green public space. It is a popular square where the monument "La Loba Romana" stands. It depicts a wolf suckling 2 Roman babies: Romulus and Remus. There is a plaque on the memorial, inscribed with the words: "From Italy to the city of San Carlos de Bariloche on the occasion of 8th Raduno Alpine, 1967."
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Plaza de las Banderas

6) Plaza de las Banderas

Plaza de las Banderas is famous for the Paseo de las Colectividades (Walk of Nations) which is situated here. As you probably know, Patagonia and San Carlos de Bariloche are multinational and culturally diversified. They are two in one, namely a small grassy park with decorative stones and a square, where there are lots of flags, known as Flags square. It represents the nations that immigrated to the city, for example the Austrians. Plaza de las Banderas is often a place for art exhibitions and it is the starting point of the Fiesta de las Colectividades.
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Plaza Espana

7) Plaza Espana

Plaza Espana is a nice square situated at the crossroads of Calle Ruiz Moreno and Calle Bartolome Mitre. It is mostly crowded with teenagers who ride their skateboards and chat. It is not big but very attractive. Charming benches, trees and flowerbeds, little children playing in the grass, what else do you need for a pleasant walk?
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Plaza Mosconi

8) Plaza Mosconi

Plaza Mosconi is situated at the junction of Calle Mosconi and Calle Esandi, in the San Francisco district of San Carlos de Bariloche. It is not a large square. Plaza Mosconi is named in honour of the Argentina's notable General Enrique Carlos Alberto Mosconi. He was a military engineer and became famous for being a pioneer in petroleum surveyance and the exploitation of his country. Mosconi's square is good place for a promenade with your mate, family or friends. Enjoy your time spent in the city of Bariloche!

Walking Tours in San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina

Create Your Own Walk in San Carlos de Bariloche

Create Your Own Walk in San Carlos de Bariloche

Creating your own self-guided walk in San Carlos de Bariloche is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Chocolate Shops of San Carlos de Bariloche

Chocolate Shops of San Carlos de Bariloche

San Carlos de Bariloche is famous for making chocolate, this being one of the premises for tourism. One of the most popular streets visited by chocoholics is Calle Mitre. It is situated in the center of Bariloche and is the second main street in the city. Lots of sweet shops are located here, but only the best of them are listed here. Enjoy your tour!

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.8 km
Best Known Museums of San Carlos de Bariloche

Best Known Museums of San Carlos de Bariloche

San Carlos de Bariloche, commonly known as Bariloche, is an amazing city with a long history and ethnic culture. You can discover many important aspects and interesting facts in the museums. The most popular among tourists are: "Francisco P. Moreno" Museum of Patagonia and Museo del Chocolate Fenoglio. Be sure to visit some of the attractions listed below.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.7 km
Shopping in San Carlos de Bariloche

Shopping in San Carlos de Bariloche

Bariloche is a good place for shopping, as there is a large number of shops, boutiques, outdoor vendors, etc. We have selected some of the most interesting stores to visit, those which offer typical local and national products, handicrafts, silver works and others. You will find some tips on where to go and some of the most popular shopping destinations below.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.8 km
Arts and Crafts Tour in San Carlos de Bariloche

Arts and Crafts Tour in San Carlos de Bariloche

To understand the culture and traditions of a country or a city, you need to get in touch with its people, customs and art. Here, in San Carlos de Bariloche, you can find all of these. In this self-guided tour are the most prominent and popular craft and art bazaars and exhibition spaces. Be sure to visit some of the attractions listed here.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.9 km
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation Walk

Commonly referred to as Bariloche, San Carlos de Bariloche is a town nestled high in the Andes in the Argentinean region of Patagonia. The town makes mark with its Swiss-style alpine architecture and the vibrant shopping scene of its main artery, Avenida Bartolomé Mitre. If shops, stores, and boutiques selling handmade products sound like your kind of fun, make sure to embark on this orientation...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.7 km