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Trelew is a small town founded by settlers from Wales in the greater Puerto Madryn area. It is an unremarkable mid-size city. There is not much for tourists here (see things to do below), but may be a convenient stopover.

Get in[edit]

The airport in Trelew is served by Aerolinas Argentina 2-3 times a day as a stop-over from flights going to / leaving from Buenos Aires to El Calafate. Additionally, buses regularly arrive and depart the bus depot. It is roughly a 23 hour bus ride from Buenos Aires.

The bus station is fairly centrally located, to the east of Plaza Centenario on the corner of Lewis Jones & Urquiza. Two companies operate services to Buenos Aires (~20 hours, 1000 - 1400 AR$ depending on seat travel class Feb '15). El Pinguino operates to El Calafate (~22 hours, 1000 AR$ Feb '15). Trelew is on the main routes south to Rio Gallegos and onwards to Ushuaia. Connections to the west include Esquel.

Get around[edit]

The city is served by an extensive local bus service which besides providing transportation around the city also provides services to nearby Rawson and Gaiman. You will need to buy a electronic card (20 AR$ Feb '15) for the 13 AR$ (Feb '15) single fare to the Welsh colonial village of Gaiman unless you have enough coins to place in the machine on the bus.

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Dinosaur exhibit in Museo Paleontológico
  • Museo Paleontológico Egido Feruglio (al Mef): Smart and new looking museum with a fairly large collection of Patagonia dinosaur bones. Also serves as a research facility. Admission is 80 AR$ for adults.
  • The Museo Municipal de Artes Visuales is a fantastic little art gallery featuring local artists in the town square that is worth a short visit.
  • The Museo Historico Regional Galles is an interesting, if random, collection of things detailing the city's Welsh history. It is located in the old train station: Sarmiento y 28 de julio. (Closed for refurbishment as at Feb '15)

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  • Dolphin and Whale Watching: Trelew is a 15 minute taxi ride ($37 Ar) from the port city of Rawson where multiple companies provide dolphin and whale watching excursions.

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  • The Hotel Touring Club is a beautiful building, with a lovely café/bar with fantastic coffee. The rooms can be questionable, but satisfactory. The place has a high novelty factor overall. [1] Avenida Fontana 240, Trelew - (0)2965 433 997.
  • Hostel El Agora, Edwin Roberts 33 (Near Major Supermarket uphill), 02804426899, [2]. Nice cosy hostel with heating and hot water. Although slightly out of the center, it is very close to a major supermarket and the exit towards Puerto Madryn. 130.  edit

Get out[edit]

  • Frequent buses run to the Welsh towns Gaiman nearby. Tourists flock here for Welsh high tea and trinkets. The Parque El Desafío is a wonderful and fanciful place on the outskirts of Gaiman that can be best described as a open-air art gallery made with recycled things. There is a small entrance fee. Some pictures and information can be found at [3].
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