Lota is a southern city of the Bío-Bío region, known for being a huge source of coal mines in the early 1900’s. These are the old houses of the miners, known for living and working in the most horrible and unhuman conditions. Built from 1902 to 1950, there used to live miner families with 10 or 12 members with a miserable salary. Today these houses are still being occupied by people, and they are sure candidates to become World Heritage.
Lota is today one of the poorest cities of the country.