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Sewell Mining Town, Machali

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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. Sewell Mining Town is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our custom trip planner, Machali Edition.
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  • was a bigjob titanica by Americans who came to chile to exploit copper ore the years 1909 to 1911 Lieutenant, named because a Spanish Lieutenant the discovered, it is the only city in chile without streets to vehicles, since they do not exsitian in a mining camp or cars, vans or camiones.se called the city stairs, because to go from one place to another just is should raise or lower cement scales , scales of iron in them sides of the buildings, with railings and grids for care to them people and children that not is fall. in them years 1968 1970 came to have 15 thousand inhabitants, today the camp of sewell is heritage of the humanity, also of the unesco.no is can continue destroying their buildings and other places as well as were, only is can refraccionar, paint, or, make repairs, but not is can change as was this city of them montanas.wxistian House of workers , employees and bosses, the viviean apart in a place called the American, Americans down the entonces.por hospital so also there were casino workers, casino employees and many cantinas where breakfast, lunch and dinner were, each miner personally hired the more you convenia.en sewell. the unmarried Americans had the casino club, only for them the American Lieutenant. the other chiefs â married had House in the town apart from the others, called American population. is traian shows more fabulous at that time as being, of santiago and European symphonic orchestras, circuses, operas and plays, box and football, bringing teams of santiago as colo colo, audax Italian, santiago morning, santiago wanderers and other teams who came to the camp, having a land court in water dulce.en sewell Theatre given films before that in santiago , is contraban directamente.habian a great gym of wood that is burned in the years 60 and is built one new modern with iron and wood, with pool.
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  • World Heritage site you should know, very nice and well maintained, a trip to the past of how life was in Sewell
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  • This tour starts in Santiago where passengers are picked up for the long bus ride to the mine location. One hour later, we were joined by tour guide, Marco Ramirez, a former miner. As we entered the f...  more »