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May 2, 2018
6 days ago
“Fun day trip! ”
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Rio Negro, San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We were almost convinced not to go from the reviews here, so glad we didn't listen! Arrived at around 12 by bus, got to watch the whole process of making the curanto. The food was delicious. Granted, not much to do but stroll the shops...More

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Reviewed May 2, 2018 via mobile

This is a nice side trip when you’re visiting the Bariloche area and while making the “Circuito Chico” trip. It’s best to visit on a Sunday when the local market is open and you can experience true Argentinian life here from people coming here to...More

Thank Clevlander
Reviewed April 4, 2018

part of visiting circuito chico, we came to this small cutesy area, which happened to be very crowded on the day we went (Sunday)

Thank 1966Karen
Reviewed February 20, 2018 via mobile

Perhaps we should have read more about this tourist destination but alas no. This is not like any Swiss village in Switzerland. No history provided and just a lot of retail buildings and a few restaurants. Check it out before you go....very crowded down a...More

1  Thank Cathy C
Reviewed February 18, 2018 via mobile

We live in Switzerland and we’re curious to see a Swiss colony. But this place is nowhere close to Switzerland, located at the end of a dirt road, w cheap huts selling some cheap souvenirs and a few hut grill places. I was hoping to...More

2  Thank victoriaxyz
Reviewed February 1, 2018

It is an interesting place,even getting there seem like an adventure.Almost like you expect to see the trolls of the forest jumping out from behind the buildings.It has a hippie feel,but if you have time in Bariloche and a car go visit!

Thank gdi2011
Reviewed January 26, 2018

This probably used to be a great place to spend a few hours. Craft shops, local food, a bit of a hippy vibe, all adding to the original charm of a swiss settler village in the hills. Now though, it's just too many people and...More

1  Thank Jazman63
Reviewed January 20, 2018 via mobile

Be sure to visit Colonia Suiza if you are driving on the Circuito Chico you take a dirt road 10 kilometers to get to it. There are handicrafts and local cuisine in an outdoor courtyard as well as architecture from Switzerland in the buildings.

Thank Molly P
Reviewed January 2, 2018 via mobile

It is part of the Circuito Chico. Nothing special about it. You can definitely skip it if you do not have enough time

Thank Lourdes M
Reviewed December 1, 2017 via mobile

Ok touristy place, lots of shops. Good food at the Pez Grande. the lake was the best part. Clear cool water with granite sand.

Thank dbries
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Response from dbries | Reviewed this property |
Parts of the road are paved and as you get close to Colonia Suiza the road is basically all gravel.