Many craft, souvenir and chocolate shops are on Avenida Roca and 28 de Julio (closed 1-4:30 p.m.).
Taller de Artesanos is a six-generation family workshop that traditionally makes ceramics, though the younger set are branching off into silversmithing, woodworking and painting (28 de Julio 37, local 2, Tel: 43-0830). Gemas is a school-workshop specializing in lapidary and silver crafting, with apprenticesâ and mastersâ creations for sale and a free mineral museum (San Luis 805, Tel: 47-4554, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Recreo Libros carries Patagonian nature and travel guides (some in English), and maps (25 de Mayo and RS PeĂ±a). Galilea stocks high-quality fishing and camping gear (including tents, campstoves and fuel), and binoculars (25 de Mayo 275, Tel: 45-3654).
Puerto Madryn, Argentina
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