Exploring the Remains of Spain’s Creepy Abandoned Doll Factory

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Image: Abandonalia

An eerie silence hangs in the air. Even the wind seems to have died down to nothing. It’s dark inside the old factory, and cool in spite of the heat outside. Hundreds of molds and casts are stacked against the wall, over tables and on shelves, almost attractive in their ramshackle regularity. In contrast, the limbs, heads and bodies strewn around the dilapidated space are creepy – almost macabre – as if the stricken figures have been victims of dissection. Or butchery.


Image: Nacho Labrador

There are not many people who would jump at the opportunity to investigate an abandoned doll factory – especially at night – because such a place is as unnerving as it sounds. Armchair urban explorers, however, should definitely get their money’s worth.

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Image: Nacho Labrador

Apparently, sculptor Ramon Ingles, of Valencia in Spain, had some connection with the bisque, or porcelain, dolls manufactured in this factory – perhaps designing them – before fate struck and the premises were abandoned. Abandoned in a rush, it would seem, at least if these images are anything to go by.

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