Saturday, November 6th, 2010 - to - Friday, November 12th, 2010
Bariloche - Argentina
LOCATION - SAN CARLOS DE BARILOCHE
San Carlos de Bariloche is a town, with about 100,000 inhabitants, located in the province of Rio Negro, Patagonian region. The city is surrounded by a national park, the Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi, which has been built next to the glacial Lake Nahuel Huapi and the mountains and hills of the Andean cord.
The Centro Civico (downtown) was inaugurated on March 17, 1940, this was the Argentina's first civic centre. Designed by architect E. de Estrada, and built under the supervision of National Parks director Exequiel Bustillo, it was built with "ciprés" (Austrocedrus chilensis) and "alerce" (Fitzroya cupressoides) woods, and stones. The square is surrounded by buildings hosting the ex-post office and ex-customs offices (now an exhibition salon), the Offices of the local National Park authorities, the Municipal Secretariat of Tourism, the Town Hall, the Patagonia Museum Francisco P. Moreno, the Sarmiento Library (Biblioteca Sarmiento), and the Police Station. Most buildings show steep-pitched roofs and gracefully arched recovas that offer shelter from inclement weather in winter.
There is a large clock in the Town Hall tower that will ring bells each half an hour indicating if the meeting presentations are on time or not. Particularly, when it strikes 12 noon and 6 p.m., 4 figures that pretend to represent the area appear: a native man, a missionary, a Spanish conqueror and a laborer.
SOME USEFUL INFORMATION
In Spring (September, October and November) the days are fresh with cold nights. The temperatures fluctuate between 7°C and 20°C, and the precipitation varies between 69 mm and 25 mm.
You can find more information about the whole place, including the National Park, and tourist information in the following web pages: