Visited Gaiman some time ago with a group from Wales, all Welsh speakers, and felt at home from the first moment. The town is situated on the Camwy river, and is full of friendly inhabitants. Incredible feeling hearing the Welsh language spoken by the locals, and us 7,000 miles + from Wales. Many of the population are descendants of Welsh... 更多
A quiet little Welsh community. Not much to do especially if you are there before 1pm. Everything is closed. Because we were on a cruise ship and had to return to dock, we were not able to wait until the Tea Room opened. We did stop by a Cheese shop whish was outstanding, they had cheese, meats and fresh baguettes... 更多
On the surface this may feel like a dusty, sleepy small town and being Welsh and knowing the history I was expecting some more obvious signs of all things Welsh. But ask around and you'll be pointed in the right direction - some of the original houses, monuments, the Gorsedd stones, chapel, signs, Welsh school, museum of the Welsh settlers... 更多
If you are a patriotic Welshman this is definitely one for you. It is, as GusNY says, pretty quiet, but as a connection to Patagonia's Welsh past it is really fascinating. Sadly the first house was shut when we visited but the museum in the station is interesting, and the curator when we visited was helpful and friendly. The Gorsedd... 更多
Don't expect anything grandiose in Gaiman. The curious juxtaposition of Welsh language and descendants in Southern Argentina, the typical but touristy tea house, but not much more. A good rest stop in your way back from Punta Tombo penguin watching.
We visited the town of Gaiman on the way back from our day tour to Punta Tombo from Puerto Madryn. It's a remnant of the Welsh settlement in the 1800's, containing 6000 residents. The main reason to visit here is for afternoon tea at one of the various Welsh teahouses. These teahouses open up at around 1400 and catch the... 更多
we expected the square to be surrounded by quaint welsh tea rooms. it wasn't and the ones we found were closed mid afternoon. nice down by the river but that was it. wouldn't go again despite the hype
This little town is just interesting if you want to have a traditional Welsh afternoon tea, with sandwiches, scones, cake etc. Apart from that the town seems to be dead.
We arrived around 11 am and went to the tourist info office where we were given a useful map of the key buildings. The tea shops open after 2pm so probably an afternoon visit is a better option. Our afternoon tea was far too much for 2 and they wrapped it up for us to take away for later!