A group of people on a rocky beach

Puerto Madryn Walking Discovery

Guided walk through Puerto Madryn to discover the Welsh history of the city, which 150 Welsh immigrants founded in 1865.

Included in your cruise
  • Discover the Welsh history of Puerto Madryn.
  • Visit the Provincial Museum of Natural History and Oceanography.
  • Difficulty level

    Level 2: Easy

  • Duration

    3h

  • Min. passengers

    20

  • Booking Code

    INCL-PMY2

  • Notices

    We recommend wearing a hat, sunscreen, and comfortable shoes. We highly recommend a windbreaker and a light fleece.

Guided walk through Puerto Madryn to discover the Welsh history of the city, which a group of 150 Welsh immigrants founded in 1865.

The Welsh movement to Patagonia was promoted by Michael D. Jones, a non-conformist Welsh minister and ardent nationalist worried by the increasing pressure to learn the English language and adopt English culture. Fearing assimilation, he firmly believed that only a unified Welsh colony could preserve the Welsh language and culture. Agents were sent to scout Canada and South America, and eventually Patagonia was chosen.

On the 28 of July of 1865, the first group of settlers arrived on the tea-clipper Mimosa, landing in what was then New Bay. The settlement was renamed shortly thereafter in honor of Sir Thomas Duncombe Love Jones-Parry, 1st Baronet of Madryn, one of the promoters of the Welsh settlement in Patagonia.

Our walk will bring us by the Monument to the Welsh Settlers. We will stroll through the original settlement’s old grid of streets, learn about the early history of Puerto Madryn, and visit the Provincial Museum of Natural History and Oceanography.

Practical information:

  • Language: English.

  • Remarks/requirements: We recommend wearing a hat, sunscreen, and comfortable shoes. We highly recommend a windbreaker and a light fleece.

  • Walking information: Walking on paved terrain

  • Wheelchair accessible: No.