Chimenea de los Guindos
Chimenea de los Guindos
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Mikael F
Helsinki, Finland31,235 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
The Chimney of the Guindos is an old chimney completed in 1923. It is located next to San Andres beach.

The 106-meter high construction was made from refractory bricks to resist acids. Its function was to transfer the toxic gases from the factory, which melted the lead from the mines of the province of Jaen, to a higher atmosphere.

The factory was closed in 1979 and demolished but the chimney remained as a symbol of the Malaga industry.
Written 14 January 2020
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Alex A
Oxford, UK65 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2015 • Solo
I have noticed this chimney on the Calle Pacifico right on the sea front when travelling in to Malaga. In December 2015 I decided to stop and inspect it. When built in 1922 by the metalurgical company Los Guinos it was the highest in all Spain. It used to service the lead smelting retorts processing ores from the Jaen mines. It was active up until November 1979. Now lovingly conserved and restored by the burgers of Malaga, it has glass windows set in it base. Through the windows you can observe a plumb bob that hangs from the very top of the chimney. The amount of sway on a windy day is recorded with reference to the fixed point on the base. A rather touching inscription on a plinth tells us it is a testimony to the harsh living conditions endured by both the workers and the households of Malaga. A living canvas of our past neighbours.
Written 17 December 2015
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Ly2ns
Crewe, UK145 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2017 • Couples
It's a chimney...
... but one with not just an industrial past, but with a charming story to go with it.
A Spanish chap, back in the day, climbed up to the top with paintpot & bruch in hand.
His intention was to write, in spanish 'Will you Marry Me Monica?' however, he decided once up the chimney, to write her name first... handy, as he ran out of paint!!!

The guide on the Bike Tour we were on, said that Spanish TV, in recent years, where interested to know if;
... they did get married
... & were they still alive
... & where they still together
... & were they still in the area

They got there answer, it was Yes to 3, but they had moved away (I forget where he said too)
Written 28 September 2017
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albeback1
Eccles, UK5,694 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Couples
Not sure of the importance of Chimenea de los Guindos but it’s a prominent structure on the promenade at Malaga. Looks a little out of place but very well renovated
Written 8 November 2019
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izif_37
Ljubljana, Slovenia3,242 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Unusual photo opportunity right on the beach. Worth to come closer if you are around. There is also a nice promenade and lots of fish restaurants.
Written 30 October 2019
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StephenCross
Dublin, Ireland30,094 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2020 • Solo
Really odd and not particularly attractive....but striking and you can’t miss it. I did not get a chance to find out it’s history or purpose.
Written 25 July 2020
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Nigel L
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
Three chimneys altogether but this is the highest. Lovingly restored and well worth a visit. Plumbob seen through glass windows at base responds to the sway of the chimney in high winds
Written 2 February 2020
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tonypotts178
Benalmadena, Spain82 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Couples
Although this chimney is quite a standout purely for the way it soars way above the surrounding skyline, it’s the surrounding promenade,

The walkway runs from the west where it starts along past the chimney, for about 4kms’, there are some really nice Cherrinquitos, beach restaurants, beautiful flat sandy beaches,

If you are in Malaga and want somewhere to realax, suntan and swim this is one of the really good spots,

Enjoy
Written 14 November 2018
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Glenveightravel
Navan, Ireland1,159 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Friends
Interesting chimney to look at but not much to write about here it’s part of the beach skyline. Can’t say I’d recommend it but if you’re passing stop for a look
Written 14 October 2018
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Hala A
10 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2017 • Family
Interesting location for children to see, especially if you are around the area, they love knowing it’s a chimney!
Written 26 December 2017
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