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Chiflon del Diablo Mine, Lota

(4.6/5 based on 140 reviews on the web)
Put your nerves to the test with a visit to the undersea coal mine affectionately known as Chiflon del Diablo Mine. Led by ex-coal miners turned-guides, visitors don safety gear and clamber into a hair-raising elevator cage and journey some 50 m (164 ft) below sea. The mine gets its name from the natural ventilation that flows through the mine, translated as 'the Devil's blast', significant as it's the only naturally ventilated mine in the world. The mine closed for production in the 1990s, but has since served as a popular tourist attraction. Visitors have the opportunity to journey into the mine, and then tour the recreated coal-mining town and houses. Using our world travel planner, Lota attractions like Chiflon del Diablo Mine can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • For those who have read Sub Terra or something of the work of Baldomero Lillo, visit the Chiflón of the devil is a delight. This mining town where they filmed the movie, the scene is excellent. Is the grocery store "The half" with the merchandise in and to the side can enter and see how miners houses you can climb to the second floor also. You can take beautiful photos. The doors of the houses of what outside the set of the movie have photos of the era. The entrance is worth $7.900 per person and discounted 400 students. This entry serves to also visit the parque Isidora Goyenechea. Before entering the mine itself, equipped with you a lamps that were used by the miners, they should have about 60 years. Te ponen helmets. It is necessary to go with appropriate footwear ideal shoes closed down is not cold but we should go with something long-sleeved one low in some cages, the same used by miners, down 25 meters in this narrow cage. Inside travel is exciting, a guided tour by a former miner who adds a special touch. It is worthwhile to go is not for everyone because inside there are that go almost stooping in a few stretches out walking mine not in the same cage is a tour not to be missed if you have the possibility
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  • This coal mine is indeed worth a visit! The tour is offered every two hours with a guide. During the day are nice 23 degrees of Celsius. You need nothing except good shoes. A torch and helmet will be provided. In the mine, it is sometimes pretty tight so that you sometimes certain sections hunched over when fours must put back not even nearly at all. Therefore, one should be on the road already reasonably well on foot. My tour was in Spanish. If there are tours in other languages, I'm not sure. (Have seen anyway, nobody would have spoken English for example) Still means a lot even with moderate knowledge of Spanish and the impression to be in a mine below the sea remains so.
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  • Unique and wonderful, gives a little scary at first, but there is that dare and not to think, experience is priceless... There is that live it! the entry has a value of $7,500.-per person to the mine and mining town. $7.900 if you want also visit paque isidora Cousiño and the Museum. They must be effective no have redcompra payment.
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  • Una experiencia única, imperdible.
  • Excellent place to visit, not recommended for claustrofobicos
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  • Beautiful experience, very good account of the former miners, but lack more organization by the company since it is important to note that there are some risks to the lower (e.g. lumbar problems there are very narrow areas where you must crouch down much) at the entrance to leave you a consent there is no control of who signed it, this will let the visitor know whether he is really prepared to visit the mine , but anyway, I recommend it!
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  • I recommend knowing this place all children by their meaning and the sacrifice of those families as told by a live coal worker. Congratulations
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  • Old coal mine, now open for guided tours from elderly miners. Tour only in Spanish. Interesting!
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