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.

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