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"Our Lady of Nahuel Huapi" Top 5 Page for this destination San Carlos de Bariloche Things to Do Tip by TheWanderingCamel

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Another favourite stop along the Circuito Chico is the high point of the Punto Panoramico - Panoramic Point - about 40 km along the route. Once again, the view is glorious, especially in spring when the blue of the lakes is framed by masses of golden broom.

The wrought iron sculpture of Our Lady of Nahuel Huapi here is dedicated to St John Bosco, patron saint of Patagonia and boys. St John Bosco had a particular devotion to the Mother of Christ and worked all his life to improve the lives of disadvantaged boys, so the inclusion of a small Indian boy in the sculpture is particularly apt.

Of course, such a perfect vantage point provides as opportunity for commercial enterprise as well, and you'll find stallholders here selling local craft works as well as a Bariloche favourite -a photographer with a very bored St Bernard dog (you'll find them in the town too) ready to take your photo ... well, it's the Swiss connection and the dogs are lovely creatures and definitely more appealing than some of the interpretations of Alpine architecture to be seen along the way.

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  • Updated Jan 25, 2007
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