Gaimán Travel Guide

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Gaimán Things to Do

  • Welsh Tea Houses

    The biggest draw in Gaiman is having traditional afternoon tea at one of the historic homes in the downtown area. You are served hot tea and half dozen types of sweet breads and biscuits. They charged us 30 pesos per person, which is quite steep for tea and cake, although they didn't charge for our 10 year old son. And what you're paying for...

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  • Tourist Information

    As you enter the town from Highway 25 you are on Sarmiento Street. One block over to the right is Belgrano St. Right next to the old Railroad Tunnel is the Visitor's Center where you can get a map of the town and suggestions about what can be seen.

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  • More on the Parque

    If the idea of having even more sweets than you have during the typical Argentine breakfast, it's recommended that you avoid taking tea in this town.Also, if you skip tea time, and come here, you won't run into those traveling around on tour buses....plus, it's sort of an interesting place to be....

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  • Canal

    The main square is so big that it not only has monuments, plants and benches; the town hall building is inside the square, and an artificial canal runs through it.La plaza principal es tan grande que no sólo tiene monumentos, plantas y bancos; el edificio de la Municipalidad está dentro de ella, y un canal artificial la atraviesa.

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  • Camwy

    Camwy is a bilingual high school; the students learn Spanish and Welsh. The front door sign says: "Nid byd, byd heb wybodaeth", that as everybody well knows, means "Education is bread to the soul".Camwy es una escuela secundaria bilingüe; los estudiantes aprenden en Español y en Galés. Sobre la puerta principal se lee: "Nid byd, byd heb wybodaeth",...

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  • Catholic Church

    There is only one Catholic church in Giaman: Nuestra Señora de Luján. There are many Protestant chapels all over the region; there were 36 in the past, not further than 10 Km one to the other; they were not only religious temples, but also schools and meeting places.Hay sólo una iglesia católica en Gaiman: Nuestra Señora de Luján. Hay numerosas...

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  • The first house

    The first house of Gaiman was built in 1874; it was made of stone, and the roof made of straw and mud (nowadays it has a different roof). It is situated at a protected place (to avoid the eternal wind). There is a museum inside, but unfortunately it was closed when I visited it.La primera casa de Gaiman fue construida en 1874; fue hecha de piedra,...

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  • Local kids

    These kids, like every kid in the whole word, were curious: facing a tourist with a camera, they pose for the picture! Estos niños, como todos los niños del mundo, fueron curiosos: ante una turista con una cámara, posaron para la foto!

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  • Big Wheel

    An ancient big wheel can be seen at the main square canal; among the blue lilies and the willows, it composes a very attractive picture.Una antigua noria se encuentra en el canal que atraviesa la plaza principal; entre los lirios azules y los sauces, compone un cuadro muy atractivo.

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  • Main Square

    Julio A. Roca Square is the main square of Gaiman, and it has a curious monument: a pyramid that commemorates the fourth centenary of the discovery of America. It was built in 1892 (obviusly!) and each one of the four sides has a caption in a different language: the North side in Spanish, the South one in Welsh, the East one in Italian and the West...

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  • Post Office

    This picture shows the ancient post office; notice the typical style of the building: one floor, ridge roof, small windows.La foto muestra el antiguo correo; observen el estilo típico del edificio: una sola planta, techo de dos aguas, ventanas pequeñas.

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  • The first high school

    Camwy is the name of the first high school of Patagonia. It was founded in 1906, and Gaiman teenagers still study there.Camwy es el nombre de la primera escuela secundaria de la Patagonia. Fue fundada en 1906, y los adolescentes de Gaiman aún estudian allí.

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Gaimán Restaurants

  • Welsh Tea in Gaiman

    The advertising blurb in our cruise brochure tickled my taste buds with mention of a "Welsh Tea in Gaiman". This included what sounded like an enchanting display of Welsh choral music from a local choir.Gaiman is a Welsh colony in the midst of Argentina and, as I have a lot of family in Wales, I couldn't resist the notion and signed up for the day...

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  • Welsh Tea

    Ty Gwyn (as you know, of course!) means "white house" in Welsh; it is one of the several tea houses that you can find in Gaiman. It is a beautiful, cozy, well decorated place, and the service is excellent; the kind waitress are dressed with typical Welsh costumes.Ty Gwyn (como ustedes saben, por supuesto!) significa "casa blanca" en galés; es una...

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Gaimán Transportation

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    by andal13 Updated Sep 20, 2003

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    Gaiman is close to Trelew, the second city of Provincia del Chubut; route 25 joins both cities; from Puerto Madryn, take rout 3 until Trelew, and then, route 25. Several travel agencies make day trips to Gaiman from Puerto Madryn.

    Gaiman está cerca de Trelew, la segunda ciudad de la Provincia de Chubut; la ruta 25 une ambas ciudades; dede Puerto Madryn, se debe tomar la ruta 3 hasta Trelew, y luego la ruta 25. Numerosas agencias de viaje hacen excursiones de un día a Gaiman desde Puerto Madryn.

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Gaimán Shopping

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    by andal13 Written Sep 20, 2003

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    What to buy: This is not a shop, but a tea house, but there you can buy local handcrafts, home made jams, delicious cakes (like the famous "Welsh cake") or tea leaves.

    No se trata de una tienda, sino de una casa de té, pero en ella se pueden comprar artesanías locales, mermeladas caseras, tortas deliciosas (como la célebre "torta galesa") u hojas de té.

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