Sewell, Machali

#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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  • Views are spectacular and the history is interesting. Commentary a bit political, but probably necessary.  more »
  • Being able to visit Sewell Mining Camp is literally a privilege as access is only possible through the Sewell Foundation. The camp is one of the UNESCO-listed sites in Chile.
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