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Cerro Campanario

San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
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weicreation wrote a review Jul 2020
Mount Shasta, California167 contributions190 helpful votes
I was in a dormitory of a hostel in Pucon, Chile. A guy crossed the border from Argentina was talking about Bariloche and how beautiful it was. I was like, hum, never heard of it, this guy must haven’t traveled much to see amazing places, then, I was in the kitchen, a couple was talking about Bariloche and said it was so beautiful like Switzerland, but nicer, I was like, hum, that’s quite a comparison, really? After I went across the border to Argentina, I went to see Bariloche for myself. The town was by a big lake, nice, but not a big deal, but when I went up to this view point suggested by the park office, oh, my gosh, it was like in the Lord of the Rings, and I was wondering, why LOTR didn’t shoot there? That was after seeing the Sugar Loaf bay from Corcovado, Rio, which was one of the 7 Natural Wonders of the World, which I had considered as my favorite view point after years of going around the planet, but looking at those mountains and lakes at Campanario, I was thinking if I should put Sugar Loaf the second and got a little “pissed”, why isn’t this place more famous! There is regular city bus from town that goes along the lake can drop you there, It’s not far from town, then you can take a cable car up to the view point. I think some people mentioned hiking also. I’m not a hiker, so it was wonderful being able to visit there with ease. The view point is 360. There is a cafe, some outdoor chairs are free. I guess what made it stand out was that castle like mountain in the distance, along with other mountains and pieces of lakes, added a touch of Medieval, surreal feel to it. Definitely should be put on any list of top 10 most beautiful places on Earth. There are other points of interest along the lake also, it’s the same direction of the port for boat tours, you can plan a day trip or just go up there and been taken away.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Genesis4ever wrote a review May 2020
Buenos Aires, Argentina153 contributions94 helpful votes
Views from up there, are out of this world. And 360 degrees. Try to do this trip on a sunny and clear day, yo won`t regret it..... From the main road, hiking is not long, although steep (it might be 30-45 minutes to go Up the hill and about 20 minutes to hike down) you will walk mainly thru Coihue trees and bushes of many species (retamas or introduced species as rosa mosqueta). This plants are beautiful, filled with colorful flowers at this time of year (spring). The bar and Confiteria at top is ok, and has excelente views!!! You also have a Teleferico (cableway) to go Up and Down the top, but we didn`t use it this time.... You leave this place, with a firm decision..., we will be back!!!
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Wesley C wrote a review Apr 2020
Tucson, Arizona6752 contributions661 helpful votes
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We took the chairlift to the top of Cerro Campanario (Bell Tower) for stunning views of the surrounding lakes and mountains of the Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi. Truly breathtaking views in every direction. This is a must -- don't miss it!
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Date of experience: October 2019
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dcmeetstheworld wrote a review Feb 2020
New York City, New York15 contributions2 helpful votes
Highly recommend this hike for the stunning view of the lakes and mountains beyond. It takes about 35-45 minutes to get up to the top. Trail is easy to follow. Super dusty and relatively steep. I did this hike around 5PM and it wasn't crowded at all. (It's possible if you arrive from Buenos Aires around 3:30PM, check in, and then roll out the door). I recommend taking the chair lift down for 500 pesos- there were a bunch of people sliding/ falling? down into dust clouds...
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Date of experience: February 2020
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505badgolfer wrote a review Feb 2020
Albuquerque, New Mexico356 contributions341 helpful votes
Great views from top of the chairlift of the surrounding lakes. Definitely worth the 500 Argentinian pesos. This attraction was included as part of the standard "cerro chico" tour with those who wanted to take the chairlift paying extra and those who did not staying down below. Real touristy but worth it.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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