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Sewell, Machali

#1 of 9 in Historic Sites in O'Higgins Region
World heritage site · Historic Site · Tourist Spot
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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  • Wonderful place and worth a day trip from Santiago. We made very good experience with Fundacion Sewell. Very knowledgeable and friendly staff - they are the experts!  more »
  • Views are spectacular and the history is interesting. Commentary a bit political, but probably necessary.  more »
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