Limay River Amphitheater
Nature's Marvel

Limay River amphitheater (anfiteatro) is a Nature Marvel in the middle of Patagonian steppes.


          At 32 km from Bariloche the Limay River (originating from the Lake Nahuel Huapi) makes a surprising turn following the shape of the valley formed during the last glacial period.

It looks like a natural amphitheater of spectacular beauty staging the flow of the river across the time.

The real beauty of the place is not only due to its geological form resembling old Roman amphitheaters but also to the contrast of colors – not expected to be seen on Patagonian steppe.

Think about islands of dark green trees and grass, turquoise-like waters of the meandering river, spotlessly blue sky and as a background of this canvas – the brown-reddish palette of colors of the steppe.

Well, like a paint-brush image left by a skillful hand of an Impressionist.

Free Limay River Anfiteatro Pictures

Free Limay River Anfiteatro Pictures

Free Limay River Anfiteatro Pictures

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I do not know if this really looks like an Anfiteatro, but certainly it is a place of stunning beauty....

Free Limay River Anfiteatro Pictures

Free Limay River Anfiteatro Pictures

Free Limay River Anfiteatro Pictures

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It is all about fresh water..... even steppe may look like a paradise.

Free Limay River Anfiteatro pictures

Limay River flows towards the next charming place - Enchanted Valley (Valle Encantado)

Would you like to explore Bariloche Lake District? Well select on of the following links below:

Free Cerro Campanario Pictures

If you would like to see one of the top ten panoramic views in the whole world, then please take a chair-lift to the Cerro Capmanario by clicking on the left picture or follow the link: 
Cerro Campanario

Free Arrayanes forest pictures

Not far from the Cerro Campanario, on the Nahuel Huapi Lake there is a secluded Quetrihué Peninsula with the Arrayanes forest - the only one in the whole world. To visit this place please click on the left picture or follow the link: Arrayanes Forest 

If you want to learn more about the Bariloche Lake District, find information about activities, trails, see maps and of course pictures... please click: Lake District Tours

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