The abandoned cement factory of Los Santos
The abandoned cement factory of Los Santos

The abandoned cement factory of Los Santos

The abandoned cement factory of Los Santos

The Badajoz plan

Los Santos, Spain

When I was a kid, I often traveled with my parents and my brothers in Los Santos, the village where I was born. Each time when we approached, my father used to say: "Beware, I will give a penny to the first one who will see the smoke of the plant." That was until 1973 before the closure of the factory, ie, seventeen years after its inauguration.

The sole purpose of its creation in 1956 was to provide cement to all work to improve the region's infrastructure such as dams, roads, construction of dozens of new villages. This project was called the Badajoz plan.

This factory employed over four hundred workers and has produced over two hundred thousand tons of cement per year. Nevertheless, the factory has been closed in 1973. It is now abandoned, since 40 years.

Related content

The old board mill
Estrie, Quebec (Canada)

It was October 3, 2014 when it has been heard for the last time the siren for the end of the work shift. The last 180 employees picked up their belongings and closed the door behind them, thus ending an industrial history of over 125 years.

...
Val Rose: the abandoned military plant
Québec City, Quebec (Canada)

The abandoned Val Rose plant is unquestionably one of the most famous spots in Quebec City area. And honestly, I was rather reluctant to go there. Not that I thought the spot wasn't interesting, but in general, a place known as the Val Rose is,...

The abandoned assembly line
Mauricie, Quebec (Canada)

Cynically, we could almost say that the factory is as large as the village in which it is located. You should know that we are far away in the countryside, it that kind of place where everybody know each other by his first name. At first glance,...

The abandoned Bilbao plant
Bilbao, Vizcaya (Spain)

In the Basque Country there are several generations who have grown up by drinking milk from the Beyena company, a regional source of pride, well beyond its nutritional values. Every day, hundreds of trucks were leaving the factory located in...