Unlike Gaiman, sleepy Dolavon (pop. 2,481) has never become a tourist town, but the brick buildings along its silent streets evince a greater architectural harmony than its larger neighbor—even though, founded in 1919, it’s much newer.
Its major landmark, the Molino Harinero (1930), is a former grain mill that now houses a museum and the restaurant La Molienda (Maipú 61, tel. 02965/49-2290). Norias (waterwheels) in nearby canals still distribute Río Chubut water to the fields and orchards.
Getting to Dolavon
From the Trelew terminal, Empresa 28 de Julio runs 10 buses daily to and from Dolavon via Gaiman.
© Wayne Bernhardson from Moon Argentina, 3rd edition