Hotel Gran Madryn
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Knowing the city.

El Tren de Puerto Madryn | City Tour
This train-shaped bus makes a complete city tour with professional tour guides who will tell you the history of the city and provide all the information of each historic site, building or monument representative of Puerto Madryn. With departures at different times the tour begins at the Welsh Monument passing through the center, the old and historic part of the city, a walk along the coast to Punta Cuevas with a small descent and return to the starting point. During the evening, the train performs rides for the little ones with children's characters and music !.
Oceanographic and Natural Sciences Museum
El edificio que alberga el museo es el Chalet Pujol, conocido en su momento como el “Castillo de Madryn” construido en 1917 por el comerciante Agustin Pujol. Hoy el museo ofrece una exhibición de la naturaleza y su relación con el hombre, llamada “El Hombre y el Mar”, la misma está formada por nueves salas dedicadas principalmente a la inmigración galesa y la diversidad de flora y fauna de la región. El recorrido termina en el mirador del Chalet donde tendrás una vista panorámica de la ciudad y el Golfo.
Museo y Centro de Estudios Históricos “Juan Meisen Ebene”
Located in the old railway station and former bus terminal. The Historical Museum of Puerto Madryn provides interactive and didactic history of Madryn and its surroundings through the story of historical sources of the city and the enhancement of their samples.
Municipal Museum of Modern Art
As part of the cultural life of the city, the museum not only offers a space in which regional artists can be made known, but also opens up to the community with a series of activities for the entire public. Although the space is not very large, the variety of techniques applied in the works, whether paintings, sculptures, engravings or photographs, draws attention.
Gemas | Museo de Rocas y Minerales
This museum has a large quantity of rocks and minerals of different types and colors, most of them extracted from the province of Chubut. It also has a school and workshop where goldsmith and stoning courses are offered (works in silver, alpaca and stones) and souvenirs are made for sale to the public.
Ecocentro | Centro de Interpretación del Mar
It is a center of interpretation of the marine ecosystem whose purpose is to promote a more harmonious attitude with the ocean through education, science and art.

The Ecocentro is ideal for all ages as the exhibitions are very didactic and interpretive combining modern aspects of environmental interpretation with artistic details and audiovisual presentations. Its mission is to contribute to the understanding and protection of the sea, and to offer visitors an opportunity to reflect on the world around them, promoting values as important as respect and the will to discover.
Punta Cuevas, Monument to the Indian Tehuelche and Monument to the Welsh Woman
Punta Cuevas is located at the southern end of the city, it is named for the caves that the sea has dug into the rock and is the place where the Welsh settlers settled the first days after their arrival to move to the area of the Valley. On top of this we can have a panoramic view of the entire city and the gulf, as well as the monument to the Indian Tehuelche who represents his people watching the arrival of the Welsh. In contrast to this in the center of the city is the monument to the Welsh woman back to the sea and looking at the city as leaving behind the British oppression and receiving their new home.

Events, Festivals and Fairs

Madryn al Plato, Classic Unmissable
At lunchtime, Patagonian lamb, fish and seafood are the main base of our dishes, from the most traditional to gourmet specialties.
Between June and July, Madryn al Plato proposes the combination of gastronomy, tourism and art, through events such as talks, workshops, tastings with nationally and internationally recognized chefs, and art exhibitions among other activities.
In addition, the gastronomic circuit is integrated by practically all the restaurants in the city that add to the proposal, preparing a dish with regional products of choice (lamb, fish or seafood) that is included in the promotional value letter.
Producers and Design Fair
This is done in conjunction with Madryn al Plato being a clear example of gastronomy, tourism and art, where several local and regional producers display and sell their products, regional, organic, design, wineries, as well as raffles, lectures and cooking classes for children.
Craft Fishermen's Fair
In coincidence with Easter, the fishermen of the region are honored with this fair of artisanal fishermen. During the four days of duration you can visit the different stands and buy fresh or processed sea products.
National Festival of the Lamb
One of the most traditional festivals in the city since 1977, in honor of cattle ranches and to rescue the cultural values of the countryside. Each edition is composed of varied activities and shows such as horseback riding, demonstration of shearing, dog training, shows and recitals and the traditional choice of the national queen of the lamb. It also has a large sector of artisan walk and typical clothing of the gaucho, regional products and exhibition, in the gastronomic part you will find several stands of meals made with lamb as empanadas, sanguches and burgers in addition to the stoves that roast between 30 to 50 Lambs most wanted dish by visitors.
Fair of Cachitos
This fair brings together local and local artists and designers who exhibit and sell their creations. It has a large number of stands where you can find products of clothing, fabric, jewelry, handbags and purses, decorative objects, recreation, toys for children, body care, plants, baby items among others.
Artisans Fair
The artisans' walk is located in the Plaza San Martin in the center, and has about 80 craft stalls that offer products of clothing, ornaments, scented candles, souvenirs, leather goods among others. Although most of the artisans meet in the summer months some are all year round, there is also another small artisan walk on the waterfront near the monument to the Welsh woman.
Via Crucis Submarino
Every year on Good Friday, the most original and unique in the world is made via the underwater crucifix. This covers a distance of 500 meters. while the priest relates with a hydrophone the path of the cross of about 4 meters. of high that is loaded by professional divers. These descend 8 meters crossing the illuminated stations so that the faithful can follow them from the coast or embarked in kayaks, sailboats and boats. The Via Crucis ends at the shore where a bonfire awaits and the municipal and parochial choir.
Madryn al Mar
With the aim of publicizing and promoting the activities and water sports of the city, every year Madryn al Mar is performed exclusively for residents of the province of Chubut with great discounts and promotions in almost all activities, such as dolphin watching , nautical walks, windsurfing, stand up, kayak, diving and snorkeling with wolves one of the most sought after activities.
Recital Cycle (summer)
Every summer for training and enjoyment of the large number of tourists visiting our beaches and for the Madrynnses, the Municipality of Puerto Madryn performs free recitals on the waterfront with great bands and national artists for all tastes, among them we have visited, Los Auténticos Decadentes, Leon Gieco, La Bersuit, La Mancha de Rolando, Kapanga, Axel, Miranda, Agapornis and many others filling the seashore with people, music and dance.
Teatrazo
Desde el 2006 el grupo local teatral la Escalera realiza el “Teatrazo”, ciclo de teatro en el que presentan durante dos semanas, entre enero and February, different works, and talks and workshops are given with local and national theater teachers.

Nature

Peninsula Valdes and Whale Watching
Declared a Natural World Heritage Site (UNESCO 1999), it has been for hundreds of years the place chosen by several species to reproduce, give birth and rest.
Visiting its most important points you will be able to observe a great quantity of fauna.
Interpretation Center Istmo Ameghino: It is the first stop on our trip and a snapshot of everything we will see in the Peninsula, flora, fauna, history, geography all in this place where the skeleton of a calf is also highlighted.

Island of the Birds: so called because of the large number of birds that nest here as penguins, cormorants, herons, oystercatchers, among others. It has a small interpretation center and viewers since you can not enter the island because it is protected.

North Point: famous for being the only place where orca attacks occur on the colonies of sea lions that breed in this area. While observing the wolves we can be visited by piches and furry little curious animals that approach people.

Caleta Valdés: This beautiful area can be perfectly observed the "lagoon" that is formed between the cove and the peninsula, also has one of the many colonies of Magellanic penguins.

Punta Cantor: here we will find a colony of elephant seals especially in the season where they breed during the months of September to November and where you can get to see orcas. It also has a small interpretive trail of flora and fauna of the area that reaches a viewpoint where you can see the mouth of the Caleta Valdés.

Puerto Piramide: only town and service center in the Peninsula. During the months of June to December whale watching is done, these animals are very curious so you do not need to follow them as they approach the boat, pass under it, perform jumps and when they dive they show us their wonderful and so famous tails (caudal fin).
The Southern Right Whale reaches 16 meters and weighs 40 tons and every year arrives at the waters of the Golfo Nuevo to mate or give birth to its young.

Yellow Submarine: Another option for whale watching from Puerto Pirámides is the Yellow Submarine. This boat has the peculiarity of being semi-submersible so you can see whales, dolphins or sea lions from a unique place almost as if you dived with them, you can also choose at all times if you want to be on the outer deck or in the underwater cabin.

Punta Tombo: From September to March, 180 km from Madryn, the Punta Tombo protected area is the largest colony of the continent of Magellanic penguins, in the middle of the season it has more than 800 thousand penguins that every year arrive to its coasts to reproduce in what is a true crossing
This particular bird measures about 40 cm and although it has a clumsy but friendly walking are excellent swimmers and divers, their bodies have adapted perfectly for life in the sea where they spend much of their lives.
But in Punta Tombo not only there are penguins can be seen living with them, guanacos, guinea pigs and other visitors less desired by the penguins such as skuas and seagulls predatory birds as well as foxes and wild cats.
The colony is crossed by a walkway of 2 km which you can walk and observe closely the penguins. We also recommend visiting the interpretation center of Punta Tombo to learn and learn more about the fascinating world of penguins.

Punta Loma and Cerro Avanzado
The Punta Loma Protected Area is the first reserve created in the province of Chubut in 1967 in order to protect the colony of sea lions and cormorants that inhabit it.
Only 14 km from the city, the reserve can be visited all year round because it is a stable colony and there are always wolves or, also called, sea lion because of the great mane that the males have, they measure more than 2 mts. long and weigh 350 kg, being the females smaller and without mane.
Punta Loma also protects large colonies of black-necked cormorants and imperial cormorants that nest on the slopes of the cliffs. You can also see seagulls, terns, petrels, Antarctic pigeons, herons, plovers among many others.
In this tour you can also visit Cerro Avanzado and explore its sediment walls of millions of years old where you can find fossil remains of oysters and marine vertebrates.
All this circuit only takes half a day so it is ideal for free days or also in a more adventurous spirit to do it in mountainbike to connect in depth with Patagonia.

Lower Valley of the Chubut River
This beautiful valley, where the waters of the Chubut River flow, which gives the province its name, is made up of several cities and towns standing out:
Trelew: es la segunda ciudad más grande de la provincia y un importante centro comercial, industrial y de servicios. En esta ciudad se encuentra el Museo Paleontológico “Egidio Feruglio” uno de los más importantes de Sudamérica no solo por las representaciones que se encuentran en el sino por ser el lugar desde donde parten científicos y paleontólogos al interior de la provincia donde han realizado grandes descubrimientos fósiles como el Titanosaurio gigante del Chubut el dinosaurio más grande del mundo descubierto en el 2014.

Rawson: is the capital of the province and although it is purely administrative a few kilometers away Union Beach main spa to enjoy its beaches and nautical activities, and close to Rawson Port from where the boats depart for the sightings of dolphins. These playful dolphins are the smallest in the world and can be observed throughout the year, especially during the summer months by jumping with the boats that visit them.

Gaiman and Dolavon: They are characterized by maintaining the traditions and customs of the Welsh settlers as their ancient constructions, in them you can see the history of these visiting the first house built in 1874 in Gaiman or the first flour mill, which still works today, in Dolavon. Another great tradition is that of the Welsh tea, which together with its delicious and varied cakes can be tasted in its famous tea houses.
This is how the VIRCH takes us on a journey from millions of years ago to the present, a walk through prehistory, the history of the Welsh settlers and nature, all together in a single journey.

Florentino Ameghino Dam
From start to finish the Ameghino Dam will surprise and amaze you not only for the magnificence of the dam but also for the charm of its people and its landscapes. As soon as you arrive, after traveling about 180 km, you will go through a large tunnel dug into the rock that leads to the reservoir of the dam, where you will begin to delight with its beauty, to descend to the small town of more than 200 inhabitants. that has settled on the margin of the river.
In Villa Ameghino, as the town is known, you can do fishing, rafting, trekking, abseiling or climbing or simply make a barbecue at the municipal campsite on the banks of the Chubut River in the shade of the trees.
The Florentino Ameghino Dam is one of the main attractions of the Chubut River Valley, a unique place to relax and rest.
The Doradillo
Only 15 km from the city on the beaches of El Doradillo Protected Area you can watch whales from the coast. During the months of June to November the whales come so close to the beaches that you can see them swimming practically on the shore, since they are deep beaches and at high tide you can make a perfect whale watching. Check before leaving the tide schedule and get ready for one of the most beautiful and exclusive natural experiences in Patagonia.

Ninfas Point
This geographical point indicates the beginning or end of the New Gulf, but the most important thing about Punta Ninfas is that there is a stable colony of marine elephants named for the large nose that males have. For this ride, bear in mind that you must go down a steep slope to reach the beach, but once there you will see these large mammals from 3 to 6 meters. very close and even take a selfie, that if with caution because they can get upset, but then enjoy the scenery and the company of the elephant seals.
Dolphin watching
Surely you have ever seen dolphins jumping in a pool by order of their coach, well, starting from the dock of Madryn you will be able to see them jumping in freedom and for fun of their own. Thus, from December to April, dark dolphin sightings are made, these are extremely sociable and stand out for their natural acrobatics, you will also be able to see sea lions and a large number of birds in a full step of about 2.30 hours. of duration in one of the many unique experiences that we have to offer you.
Regina Australe Boat Trip
The Regina Australe ecological cruise is ideal for a day of rest and relaxation, taking a walk through the Golfo Nuevo, which runs from the port of Madryn to Punta Loma, you can eat and drink in your cafeteria while sailing through the blue waters, Sunbathing in the deck chairs located on the outdoor deck or just feel the wind on your face. It is also done. a show in which the God Neptune baptizes the first navigators, there are also raffles and although it is not their purpose depending on the time of the year you can get to see dolphins, whales and sea lions.

ADVENTURE

Submarine Baptism
Puerto Madryn is known as the national capital of scuba diving for its beautiful aquatic landscapes and the clarity of its waters. That is why it is one of the most sought after activities by our visitors. Underwater baptism can be done by anyone from 7 years without having previous experience, lasts about 30 minutes in which you can see variety of fish, seaweed, snails, starfish, crabs among others.
The submarine mania is such that in the Holy Week every year the Subterranean Crucis is a unique spectacle in the world.
Snorkeling with Sea Lions
If underwater shows are about snorkeling with sea lions, all the prizes are awarded. This incredible experience is carried out in the wilderness of Punta Loma, 16 km from the city, the agency will transfer you by boat to the place as well as provide you with all the necessary equipment including the neoprene suit and you will be able to swim with these curious and playful creatures that approach people as much as to caress them, bite your hand playfully and even climb on top of you, a unique experience of Puerto Madryn.
Kayak with Wolves or Whales (free or guided)
Along the beach you will find different spas to rent kayaks ideal activity for a day off and be able to navigate the calm waters of the Golfo Nuevo.
Another unique contact option with nature is kayaking with sea lions, they last for half a day or a full day and you will be accompanied by a guide with the interpretation of the marine ecosystem as well as sighting and observing a variety of fauna, such as wolves and elephants marine, whale, penguin and other shorebirds.
For these activities you do not need any previous experience or any special equipment since the agency will provide you with everything you need just to row and enjoy.
Mountain Bike
For lovers of adventure tourism our coasts have ideal circuits for mountain biking with unique landscapes, you can travel the trails of Punta Este and Playa Paraná or reach the beaches of Cerro Avanzado through the Punta Loma wilderness. Another option with greater difficulty but with a great prize is to go to the beaches of Doradillo to observe whales from the coast.
You can rent a bicycle in the spas near the Hotel and start pedaling towards the adventure.
4x4 excursions
To travel roads that other vehicles could not and reach unique places, feel the vertigo and adrenaline and also make interpretation of flora and fauna we recommend 4x4 excursions.
Throughout the year accompanied by a guide and for small groups, fun and nature to the fullest.
Windsurf
If there is something that is constant in Patagonia, it is the wind that is why we Madrilenians have taken advantage of this for fun. Windsurfing is one of the most traditional sports of the city performing great competitions. In some spas you can perform this activity after advanced classes and then navigate and enjoy the speed that gives you the wind.
You do not need previous experience and you can even practice from 6 years of age, the spas provide you with everything you need and you just have to fly with the wind through the Gulf.
Nautical Tour + Snorkel (Puerto Piramide)
A good option for the summer is to take a boat trip through the clear waters of Puerto Pirámide to observe dolphins, sea lions and birds, accompanied by a guide for the interpretation of the marine, submarine and coastal ecosystem and the opportunity to practice snorkeling.

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