The weather is turning cold in a hurry, but that didn’t keep us from exploring. On one bus route the city center, we could see two sights: the most prominent of peaks, Cerro Catedral, and the Gruta Virgen de las Nieves in Bariloche.
Cerro Catedral in Bariloche
The Cerro Catedral in Bariloche is a well-known ski resort and, I’m sure, hopping in full winter. During our visit in the fall, it was mostly shut down, except for the gondola and a few restaurants.
Skipping the gondola ride to the snowy peak ($20 each), we walked along the streets of the village and then warmed up in the cozy ski lodge for a bottle of wine ($9 shared) – view included.
Gruta Virgen de las Nieves in Bariloche
The bus ride back to town nearly passes the Gruta Virgen de las Nieves in Bariloche – the Grotto of the Virgin of the Snow. We climbed the stairs to say a prayer. Hundreds of plaques offering gratitude were mounted to the flanking rocks and dated back as far as the 1970s (from those I could read). All gave thanks to the Virgin Mary. Fresh flowers and recently lit candles spread out before the statue of Mary. A humbling scene in a natural setting.
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