Sewell, Machali

4.5
#1 of 11 in Historic Sites in O'Higgins Region
Explore Sewell, 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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  • Very interesting and nice place. Well organized, entertaining tour. It's worth a lot. Highly recommended
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  • A spectacular place, inserted in the heart of the mine the lieutenant who is fully operational, cultural and historical wealth, worth visiting. The vts tourism agency was great
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