Concrete Factory "El Xerrallo"
by p.urbex on January 6 2020 at 00:12 hr CE(S)T Shortlink to this report: [ https://urbx.be/pvfs ]
Visit date and time December 22 2019 at 10 hr
Visit duration 2 hours
|Finding out the location|| easy
|Access|| very easy
|Risk of being seen|| low
|General condition of the place|| bad
|Traces of vandalism|| many
|Good place for taking pictures?|| very good
|Did you see other people?|| none or very few
It was a massive concrete factory which started production back in 1950 to provide material for all the hydroelectrical dams that were being built in the rivers of the zone. A worker village was built nearby, which had around 400 people living.
The factory closed down in 1975 due to lack of economical profit, leaving a massive complex of long and high buildings and really high silos, which today is being claimed back by the nature, making it a unique and photogenic place.
Although it is still possible to climb to the highest parts, its absolutely not recommendable, as the stairs are external and made of metal, and are pretty oxidated with missing chunks. Also be very careful with holes, underground water reservoirs and other dangers all around the place.
Despite the dangers and everyting, its a totally unique place ideal for industrial thematic pictures.
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