Món De Sal

La Muntanya de Sal


Useful Information

Location: North of Barcelona. From Barcelona follow motorway A-18 to the north, then C-25 west and then C-55 north again. Leave the highway at Cardona, the Muntanya de Sal is at the other end of the village.
Open: 15-JAN to 15-DEC Mon-Fri at 11, 13. Sat, Sun, Hol 10-16:30, tours everey 30 to 45 mins.
Fee: Adults EUR 8, Children (5-15) EUR 4,50. Groups (20+): Adults EUR 5, Children (5-15) EUR 5.
Classification:  Salt Mine
Light: electric.
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Guided tours: L=80m.
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Address: Món De Sal, Oficina d'Informació Turística. 08261 Cardona (Cardener).
Sal Roja De Cardona, S.L., Carretera De La Mina, S/N, 08261 Cardona, Tel: +34-93869-2475 (reservations), +34-93869-2051 (administraton), Fax: +34-93869-2701. E-mail: contact
As far as we know this information was accurate when it was published (see years in brackets), but may have changed since then.
Please check rates and details directly with the companies in question if you need more recent info.
Last update:$Date: 2015/08/30 21:53:44 $

History


Description

As the name says, this is a mountain of salt. A salt diapir which was formed by salt flowing slowly upwards and forming a mushroom-like structure reached the surface. It was quarried and later mined.

Today a 80m long tunnel in the salt is open for the public. It shows phantastic crystallizations of salt. Part of the tour are also engines and other mining equipment which were used to mine the salt. In the shop, sculptures of salt are sold, which are made by local artisans.


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