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Church of Our Lady of Nahuel Huapi

12 de Octubre & Beschtedt, San Carlos de Bariloche 8400, Argentina
(294) 4434 084
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Type: Religious Sites
Description: Built in 1946, this cathedral and its beautiful stained-glass windows are among the most moving sights of San Carlos de Bariloche.
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Irvine, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

mix with very modern is not done well . The decorations for Christmas were very cheap and sparse. There is no art to speak of .

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Jackson, Wyoming
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

The Cathedral seats on one of the main roads by the lake. Regardless of being built during WWII is still shows some unfinished touches in the interior. Nonetheless it is quite beautiful with its decorations and large glass doors. It's a good photo op with the lake as a background. Interestingly enough, TripAdvisor has another page for this church under:... More

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silicon valley
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106 reviews 106 reviews
27 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

The building is nice with rock walls, it has a majestic feeling to it and unique beauty. It very much is a mountain church.

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asheville, north carolina
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157 reviews 157 reviews
59 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

This is a relatively new church, with no particularly distinctive architecture or art (there are some interesting stained glass windows showing native people slaughtering Christian missionaries!). But it seemed to me harmonious, and oddly but movingly spiritual. Well worth a visit.

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Cape Town
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123 reviews 123 reviews
30 attraction reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

Lovely windows, great ambiance, and a peaceful place to visit. There are nice lawns surrounding the church where people just come to meet and sit and socialise.

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Leicester
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212 reviews 212 reviews
81 attraction reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

Attended whilst service was in progress.What can I say it was absolutely lovely.There is something special about churches in South America. The people love their religion and behave accordingly.This is transferred to the places of worship and you feel it

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Zurich, Switzerland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

The church is nice to see, nothing too special. As the whole town of Bariloche is not too special, it's full of tourist traps and students... I would not visit there again. Best option is to drive through with a car and enjoy the nature which is really much more appealing and rewarding.

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Ciudad Jardin, Argentina
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90 reviews 90 reviews
55 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

It is a very nice place with a rare architecture, different from the rest of Argentina, and beautiful vitros.

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Fribourg, Switzerland
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94 reviews 94 reviews
29 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2012

Although built during the Second World War, this church looks totally conventional from the outside. Inside it is unusual because its walls are a mixture of rough concrete (some reinforcement bars still visible) and irregular chunks of natural stone. The stained glass is decorative, with a number of windows featuring missionaries preaching to indigenous people. Alas, the only postcard available... More

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Duesseldorf, Germany
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43 reviews 43 reviews
9 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

This church is not as old as many European churches, but has the same sort of feel and architecture. I found the stained glass windows particularly interesting, as they depicted scenes from the Spanish colonial era, featuring Spanish colonists and the native inhabitants. Well worth a look.

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