107/565

The World in Images

Logo

Humberstone | Former saltpetre works

WI_ch368b.jpg

This former saltpetre mine (in operation until 1961) was abandoned and the associated settlement represents a ghost town. However, the place was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site together with the nearby site of Santa Laura and is open to visitors.

Location
View on OpenStreetMap
Created
on Sunday 24 September 2006 by Martin Mergili
Visits and license
6626 visits, CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 DEED license