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Capilla Vieja (Old Chapel)

Capilla Vieja (Old Chapel) Review

Throughout the Chubut Valley are three dozen or so chapels where the Welsh settlers prayed, went to school, and held meetings, trials, and social events. Two of these simple brick chapels stand alongside each other just over the river from Gaiman—they're usually closed to the public, but are interesting to see from the outside. The aptly named Capilla Vieja was built in 1880, and is used each year for the traditional Welsh Eisteddfod, when townspeople gather to celebrate—and compete with each other in—song, poetry, and dance under the chapel's wooden vaulted ceiling.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Gaiman, Chubut
  • Location: Gaiman
Updated: 11-29-2011

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