Sewell Mining Town, Machali

4.5
#1 of 8 in Historic Sites in O'Higgins Region
Explore Sewell Mining Town, an abandoned mining town located on the steep mountains of the Andes, sitting 2,000 m (6,562 ft) above sea level and once housing the largest underground copper mine in the world. Breathtaking panoramic mountain views consume the town wherever you look. Countless staircases intertwine the city, lined with bold colourful buildings typically painted red, blue, or yellow. Irregular shaped public squares decorated with ornamental plants mould into the landscape. Learn about the town's history from its rise to fall, and see how 15,000 inhabitants once lived in such remote and difficult surroundings. Find out how to plan Machali trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.
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  • I loved knowing Sewell is like travelling to the past. Learn how how started, the way how was populating and despite have happened so many years ago, it's incredible to know advancement that were brought in health for their workers. Still intact all bedrooms, your hospital, Chapel, bowling, etc. I recommend it to anyone, only recommended not much older people, do all that by height, its almost complete route is via stairs.
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  • I was transferred onto this tour as I had booked direct with the Sewell Fondacion and there weren't enough people. I was worried about VTS because of some of the earlier reviews, but the tour went way...  more »
  • The place is very beautiful and you can visit all times as necessary. I only miss lunch outside in the casino, as was done before, as one worker more. With regard to guide very helpful and concerned deliver the information in a clear manner. Suggestion: could have some dwellings open to be able to see them.
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