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The European village in the heart of Río Negro that all tourists fall in love with

The European village in the heart of Río Negro that all tourists fall in love with

Discover this historical heritage that has preserved its architecture intact since it was created. A commune full of tourism, gastronomy and culture.

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The connection between the Patagonia and the immigrants from the old continent, who not only settled in the southernmost part of the country, but also left their architectural and cultural mark. And that is exactly what happened in Swiss Colony, the first European settlement in Río Negro.

Located just 25 kilometers from Bariloche, still maintains intact the original characteristics of the time of its foundation, which dates back to the end of the 19th century. That’s why it was declared by the Municipality as historical heritage. But it is not only its architectural structure that gives it this distinctive touch, but also the activities and the particular gastronomic offer that can be enjoyed there.

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Swiss Colony, a place frozen in time

Swiss Colony, a place frozen in time

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What to do in Colonia Switzerland, Bariloche

In Swiss Colony Not only is there a small center where you can walk around and see different businesses or tea houses, but it also has a famous crafts fair, created by the Neighborhood Council. It is important to note that it is only open on Wednesdays, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. The hours are from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

But also around the center, there is a great diversity of typical fruit plantations of Patagonia, which can be visited with guides. You can even taste sweets, preserves, and desserts made with these harvests.

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A crafts fair unique in the world operates in Colonia Switzerland

A crafts fair unique in the world operates in Colonia Switzerland

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What to eat in Colonia Switzerland, Bariloche

The days that the Cologne Switzerland Fair prepares the curanto. It is a traditional dish, which was introduced by Emilio Goye, one of the first settlers. It is cooked outdoors, in a hot earth pit acts as a makeshift kitchen. It is layered with fresh seafood, meat, potatoes, vegetables and nalca leaves, a native plant that imparts a distinctive flavor to the ingredients. The mixture is covered with maqui leaves and cooked slowly, allowing the flavors to blend and intensify.

But there is also a variety of typical Patagonian tea houseswhere preparations with regional fruits are also offered.

How to get to Colonia Switzerland from downtown Bariloche

From the center of Barilochehead west on the 12th of October Avenue. Continue along this avenue until you reach the intersection with the Bustillo Avenue (RN 237). Take Bustillo Avenue to the west and continue for approximately 8 kilometers. Then, turn left at the detour towards Colonia Switzerland.

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