On july 27 2005 was inaugurated the new building of the Casino Magic, now it's larger and more lavish, increased number of roulettes, slot machines, shows, restaurants, etc, But still having this indescribable architectural style designed in the north hemisphere where I realise people has a very different idea about us., something like a sui...more
The Lago Barreales Paleontological Center (CEPALB) or Proyecto Dino, on the north lakeside of Barreales lake (Neuquén province); a group of Scientists develops, Scientiphic, Educational, Cultural and touristic activities. This project depends of the National University of ComahueThe main tasks are research, recovery, cleaning and classification of...more
Inaugurated in 2003, the MNBA is an achievement of the city. Despite the ugly building (modern style, but horrible indeed) the paintings and sculpture masterworks displayed in there are like a fresh breeze blowing on us. This week the MNBA of Neuquén (the other MNBA is located at Buenos Aires) show the masterworks of Juan Carlos Castagnino, a...more
The Bodega NQN (NQN Winery) was the second winery founded after de BDFM, following the modern trend the production technology and processes of wines are the state of the art in his class. Like the others has international gold and silver medals achieved for their exquisites wines, outstanding the malbec.Perhaps the restaurante of this cava is the...more
Bodega del Añelo (Añelo Winery) is the newest winery of the region, located at the outskirts of the little Añelo village they are developing the vineyards (huge task indeed) and their wines aren't so wellknown as the other three wineries I'd described before.But the scale of the investments tell us that in a short time they will be a strong...more
The Bodega Familia Schroeder (Winery of the Schroeder Family) is a new vineyard located at 53 kilometers to the north of Neuquen city, despite their short time in the wine bussiness they've achieved several international medals to the quality of their wines.A very impressive bodega indeed, modern architecture, fancy design and decoration, the...more
The Bodega del Fin del Mundo (Winery of the End of the World) is the eldest cava among the newest ones. located at 60 kilometers to the north of Neuquen City has a modern architectonic design too, with a huge vineyard that produced some of the best patagonic wines, with several international gold medals achieved for their products.It hasn't yet a...more
The province of Neuquen is plenty of volcanoes, almost all of them are an extraordinary landmark filling the landscape with their magnetic beauty.The Lanin volcano (3770 mts a.s.l.) is one of the most perfect cones I've ever seen, and this amazing mountain offer us a splendent opportunity to climb, the view from the top is from another world.This...more
At 382 kilometers to the northwest of Neuquen city is located the Copahue volcano, with an amazing ski resort on his slope. The Caviahue Ski Center with the Farallon Hotel.This hotel even has thermal waters pool inside, sauna, restaurant, live music on weekends, snow kindergarten, and all the services related with snow sports. The view is from...more
Av. Siete Lagos 4505 , Villa La Angostura, 8407, Argentina
Good for: Business
Villa La Angostura
Good for: Business
The hotel has 99 rooms, suites and rooms for nonsmokers. Warmly decorated, with air conditioning,...more
"Pire" is a mapuche aboriginal word meaning "snow".The Pire Ice Cream shops net is the better and most important of the city and even the province, high quality standards and a home made style of products makes Pire the best option when you want to taste a delicious ice cream.Eclectic decoration, warm attention (opposed to the cold meaning of "ice...more
Your first impression is that you're in a bizarre and fine place. Small, polite and with an exotical buffet froid.here you can choice between an eclectic menu or some sophisicated main courses.Fresh figs salates, grilled trouts, fried sweet potatoes, "7 hours boiled" patagonic lamb, pastas and more. Young people with a warm attention, you'll be...more
Here there aren't too many choices. Cow, lamb, goat or pork meats grilled in the typical argentine style. Grilled with wood coal fire by expertised hands, if you like red meats you'll never regrets this choice.A wide range options of first plates, wines and argentine style desserts with convenient prices, you tell me later (when you get up if you...more
The trip by bus from the city of Buenos Aires to the city of Neuquén lasts 15 hours. Yap, a bit tired, but you have the opportunity to watch the changing landscapes from the wet fertility of the pampean region to the dry and inhospitable patagonic steppe.The ticket prices for a round trip are from 150 pesos ( u$s 52) to 220 pesos (u$s 76) depending...more
The 1232 kilometers from Buenos Aires to Neuquén city by bus is a bit long and tired -15 hours- despite the chance to admire the changing scenery around you meanwhile the bus is moving to. So, like always the plane is a faster option, just 1:35 hours and you will be stepping on patagonic lands.Two main companies do it, "Aerolíneas Argentinas /...more
The public transport in Neuquén is only by bus, the city isn't enough large yet (250.000 inhabitants) as to need a metro or something like this.This public bus net is just an acceptable transport way, and we hope it achieve better standards in the future.Anyway you can move around the city without problems and is very cheap (2,5 pesos, more or less...more
Some years ago I read a Michelin Guide issue where they described the National Road #22 from Chichinales Village (130 kilometers to the east of Neuquen City) until Arroyito Village (50 kilometers to the west of Neuquen City) as the most dangerous and deadly road of the world.
I really don't know if it is an exaggeration or not, but I can tell you that's really very dangerous.
Daily accidents, some fatals, becomes a hazard driving along those 180 kilometers crossing the Alto Valle del Rio Negro and Neuquen.
Then, if you are driving your car here be extremely prudent and put an eye on the other drivers, sometime suicide, idiot drivers.
Very near to my new house there are a beautiful jumping horses tracks.
Today sunday 4 of september they did a jump contest. Despite I'm not a fan of the horses (but I like it) we went to watch the competition under the cold sun of the last winter days.
Amazing, plastic, dinamic, and beautiful movements of those formidable animals.
There are more or less 4 or 5 contests like this along the year, and we are lucky, because this tracks are at 100 meters of our home. Nice spot.
Fondest memory: A very young girl riding a horse named "Alem Z", achieved the first prize in its category, spectacular almost perfect animal.