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Sewell The Mining Town

Sewell The Mining Town Packages
Country: Chile
City: Sewell
Duration: 12 Hour(s) - 0 Minute(s)
Tour Category: Full Day Tours

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Sewell Mining Town Chile

Sewell Mining Town is situated at 2,000 m in the Andes, 60 km to the east of Rancagua, in an environment marked by extremes of climate, Sewell Mining Town was built by the Braden Copper company in 1905 to house workers at what was to become the world's largest underground copper mine, El Teniente. It is an outstanding example of the company towns that were born in many remote parts of the world from the fusion of local labour and resources from an industrialized nation, to mine and process high-value natural resources. The town was built on a terrain too steep for wheeled vehicles around a large central staircase rising from the railway station. Along its route formal squares of irregular shape with ornamental trees and plants constituted the main public spaces or squares of the town. The buildings lining the streets are timber, often painted in vivid green, yellow, red and blue. At its peak Sewell numbered 15,000 inhabitants, but was largely abandoned in the 1970s.

Declared World Heritage Site by Unesco in 2006. Today we are able to visit the area to understand and learn a bit more about the copper mining, which is the most important product in Chile.

Lunch Included at the old cafeteria in the town.

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Min 2 People


- People under 7 years or over 75 not allowed to book this tour.

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