The most beautiful places in Patagonia

The most beautiful places in Patagonia

The best of Patagonia

Patagonia – a wonderful region lying in the south of Chile and Argentina. Huge glaciers, beautiful fjords, volcanoes, granite rocks and beautiful lakes can be found here. There are also Tierra del Fuego and hundreds of abandoned islands. Patagonia is simply fulfilled by the dream of travelers who like the harsh and wild nature.

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Cerro Fitz Roy
-49.271, -73.043
3 405 m / 11 171 ft

#1 Cerro Fitz Roy

The most beautiful mountain in Patagonia

The amazing granite towers of Cerro Fitz Roy (3,405 m) /sometimes called Cerro Chaltén/, have many nicknames. One of the most prestigious is the Patagonian Granite Crown. In the sunsets, when the whole massif is lit up in ore, you will definitely say that it is one of the most beautiful sceneries you can ever see in the world. Fitz Roy itself is only the most massive and highest granite tower. This mountain is one of the most difficult in the world.

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Perito Moreno Glacier
-50.473, -73.051
300 m / 984 ft

#2 Perito Moreno Glacier

The most famous Patagonian glacier

Perito Moreno Glacier is without a doubt one of the biggest attractions of the Argentine side of Patagonia. There are 48 glaciers going down from the south patagonian ice field, but this is just the most famous, the most visited, but probably the most beautiful one. Its length is a total of 30km. It is also massive in width - almost 5 kilometers.

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Cuernos del Paine
-51, -73
1 614 m / 5 295 ft

#3 Cuernos del Paine

Monumental granite towers

At the heart of the Torres del Paine National Park are the massive granite towers Cuernos del Paine headed by the highest Cerro Paine Grande. These majestic towers you can completely walk around or visit at least within the so-called W-trek. One of the most beautiful scenery in the area is the view from Lake Pehoe to these beautiful Cuernos del Paine towers.

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Laguna Torre
-49.326, -72.996
635 m / 2 083 ft

#4 Laguna Torre

The lake under the magnificent granite tower

Perhaps the most beautiful lake in the area of Fitz Roy's granite towers is Laguna Torre. Directly above the lake is the beautiful peak Cerro Torre. In addition, the glacier falls into the lake directly as a bonus.

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Lanín Volcano
-39.637, -71.503
3 776 m / 12 388 ft

#5 Lanín Volcano

A mighty peak at the Chilean-Argentine border

The massive volcano Lanin (3,776 meters asl) is directly on the Chilean-Argentine border. Renowned mainly by its beautiful surroundings, which, however, due to remoteness is relatively little visited by tourists. Near the volcano you will find prehistoric araukaria trees, lakes, but also older mountain ridges partially littered with lava

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Huerquehue National Park
-39.138, -71.708
1 270 m / 4 167 ft

#6 Huerquehue National Park

Back to Prehistory

A beautiful Huerquehue National Park is located just outside Pucon. This is renowned for the mighty Arukari trees that remembers dinosaurs. Besides there are nice lakes, waterfalls, mountains and a view of the famous Villarica volcano.

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Lookout from Cerro Otto
-41.144, -71.376
1 405 m / 4 610 ft

#7 Lookout from Cerro Otto

The most famous lookout near Bariloche

Cerro Otto (1 405 m), located right next to Bariloche, is renowned for its stunning views of the very rugged coast of Lake Nahuel Huapi.Even a cable car leads to the top, so even a physically weaker person can enjoy this beautiful sight

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Lago Nordenskjold
-51.05, -73.025
65 m / 213 ft

#8 Lago Nordenskjold

The most picturesque lake in Torres del Paine

Directly below the monumental towers of Cuernos del Paine lies the beautiful glacier lake Lago Nordenskjold. Exactly matching the idea of Patagonia. Around the wind-blasted landscape and in the lake cyan glacial water

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Gray Glacier
-50.962, -73.243
442 m / 1 450 ft

#9 Gray Glacier

The most famous glacier in Torres del Paine

One of the most interesting places of the Torres del Paine National Park is the Gray Glacier - one of the many glaciers of the mighty South-Patagonian glacier field.

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Lookout from Cerro Llao Llao
-41.067, -71.565
898 m / 2 946 ft

#10 Lookout from Cerro Llao Llao

Stunning views of Bahia Lopez Bay

Just a few miles northwest of the tourists besieged by the city of Bariloche there is a beautiful touristic circuit with views of the local fjords, mountains and islets. The highlight is the ascent to the Cerro Llao Llao hill from which is a splendid view of Bahia Lopez Bay

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General Carrera lake
-46.474, -71.713
202 m / 663 ft

#11 General Carrera lake

On the border between Chile and Argentina lies the beautiful Lake General Carrera (other name Lago Buenos Aires). At the same time it is the largest Chilean lake (the fourth Argentinean) with a depth of up to 600 meters. The lake is surrounded by glacier-treated mountains and you can find beautiful romantic beaches and rocky islands.

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Villarica volcano
-39.421, -71.939
2 847 m / 9 341 ft

#12 Villarica volcano

Tourists favorite volcano at Pucón

Beautiful and especially still active, the Villarica volcano is without debate the largest dominant in Pucón region. Ascent to this volcano is the most popular and most challenging trip from this city. The views from the volcano and to the crater are really worth it.

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National Park Tierra del Fuego
-54.8, -68.51
180 m / 591 ft

#13 National Park Tierra del Fuego

Beautiful countryside of Land of Fire

Only a short distance west of the capital city of Fire Country - Ushuaia, is the Tierra del Fuego National Park. You will find here a classic wind-scorched "Nordic" landscape with plenty of lakes, mountains and wild forests around the large lake Lago Roca.

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Ushuaia
-54.807, -68.305
18 m / 59 ft

#14 Ushuaia

Background to Antarctica

Ushuaia is located in Isla Grande de Tierra del Fuego " Big Island of Land of Fire". Is considered as the southernmost city of the world. Tourists attract not only the beautiful surrounding countryside, but also the fact that they are heading for a beautiful but very expensive trip to Antarctica. There are only a few historic buildings in the city

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Penguins in Seno Otway
-52.897, -71.112
6 m / 20 ft

#15 Penguins in Seno Otway

Small Patagonian Safari

There are two locations around Punta Arenas where you can go watching the penguins. Either the more famous island of Magdalena or Seno Otway, where many of them also live. There are hiking and sightseeing sheds, from where you can explore them from the vicinity while not disturbing them a lot.

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Puerto Varas
-41.317, -72.983
56 m / 184 ft

#16 Puerto Varas

Great view of Osorno volcano

Puerto Varas is situated on the shores of Lake Llanquihue (the second largest lake in Chile). Many German immigrants still adhere to European traditions. The most beautiful view of the city is across the lake on the perfectly symmetrical Osorno volcano (2,652 m above sea level)

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Reserva Nacional Coyhaique
-45.53, -72.032
673 m / 2 208 ft

#17 Reserva Nacional Coyhaique

Picturesque part of Patagonia

Just a short walk from the town of Coyhaique you will find a pretty lake, forest and views over the surrounding mountains. The tour of the main circuits is ideal to improve by ascent to the peak of El Quinchao.

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Fuerte Bulnes fortress
-53.63, -70.917
30 m / 98 ft

#18 Fuerte Bulnes fortress

Open-air museum of Patagonia

Fuerte Bulnes fortress is basically a museum of wooden buildings from the half of the 19th century. It is built in a tactical position on the promontory above the Magellan Strait. Outside of the fortress is also interesting the surrounding coastline and mountain views.

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Beach Grande in Pucón
-39.266, -71.974
219 m / 719 ft

#19 Beach Grande in Pucón

Perfect swimming in Patagonia

Even in Patagonia you will find some perfect beaches. One of the ideal beautiful bathing spots is in Pucón on Grande Beach, located on Lake Villarica opposite the volcano of the same name.

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Puerto Natales
-51.731, -72.498
21 m / 69 ft

#20 Puerto Natales

A starting point for the Torres del Paine National

The bustling city of Puerto Natales, nestled in the Last Natales bay, is a classic example of Patagonian architecture. Directly out of town are nice views of the surrounding mountains. Most travelers come here mainly because it is the main route to the most famous Chilean National Park Torres del Paine.

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Magellan's Strait
-52.489, -69.566
0 m / 0 ft

#21 Magellan's Strait

The famous Strait

Not perhaps the most beautiful but certainly very interesting is Magellan's Strait separating Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego. The first historic journey around the world leads this way. Today there is a ferry connecting Chile's Punta Arenas and Argentinean Ushuaia. If you're going on the ground, you will definitely go there

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