Miniera di Monteponi, Iglesias

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  • The mining village of Monteponi, currently the outskirts of Iglesias, winds at different levels and was established in 1840 to exploit deposits of lead and zinc is rich in this underground. I visited the surviving structures, some still retain the plaques with dates of construction, Saturday, 19/08, intrigued by the remains of scraps of minerals that form on SP128 a landscape similar to American canyon. Some buildings have undergone restoration as the building of the Directorate (1865), the Church in 1945, a sort of remake of the existing building (la Casa del Fascio), upon which is affixed a plaque commemorating the visit of Pope John Paul II, the post office and the nursery. You can park your car at the entrance to the main entrance is walking the streets of this ghost town which gave work to thousands of miners for 151 years. The final closure was in 1991. A visit which I highly recommend accompanied to a camera to catch many glimpses of melancholy.
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  • If you are looking for a real visit to the mine, Monteponi is the right choice. In addition to showing the redeveloped was destined to the services (schools, post office, garage, lodge etc.) you can see the castle of the well was visited by Pope John Paul II. But the best part is walking into the tunnel, entirely carved into the mountain and which still preserves the machinery in use until the late 90 's and in good condition. The visit underscores both the suffering and the working conditions of the miners but also the considerable technological progress and the primacy jndustriale in the field that there was at the time. The guide was engaging and prepared. The tour lasts about an hour ... only downside is that you have to book in advance. Site in my opinion very important ... If possible to upgrade.
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  • The mine is now idle for long but the site retains a charm romantically decadent and neighboring village, with its rationalist architecture recalls the many ideal cities of Foundation of the Fascist era. Unfortunately the industrial archaeological site is inaccessible and is left pretty much in ruins although the Tourist Office of Iglesias and society Igea organize guided tours, for which one must ask in advance days and visiting hours. Like all mining areas of the iglesiente in need of enhancement and safety measures. However impressive from outside the gates.
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  • Love this place.It has a lot of history
  • well ..., you out is fine, the sun shines, but mine won't get in! :(
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  • No chance to visit it as closed despite the busy season. How sad!
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