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  • Address: Cardona, Spain
  • Hours: Tuesday-Friday 10am-3pm Saturday 10am-6pm
  • Admission: Adults €11

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Salt Mountain Cultural Park Tours

Aptly named Salt Mountain is one of the largest and most important salt mines in the world. Visitors can tour a 280-foot-deep salt mine, in addition to learning about the history and production at the site’s museum. This area, also known as Mina Nieves de Cardona, is rich in natural resources and minerals and has been used to gather salt for centuries.

Inside the salt mine are jagged stalactites and stalagmites, along with deposits of potassium, magnesium, and sodium. The evaporation of salt water nearly 30 million years ago, as the Mediterranean Sea began to close, is what is responsible for the formations and deposits that exist today. Salt Mountain itself is a collection of beautiful formations, with curving colors tracing the minerals on the walls and ceilings. Streaks of both grey and reddish-brown salts add to the mountain caves’ natural beauty. Visitors can experience the unique geology of the mountains, as well as the machinery used to process the salts. Exploring this natural wonder allows insight into both the history and geography of this important area of Europe.

Practical Info

Salt Mountain is located in Cardona, about an hour and a half’s drive from Barcelona. It is open Tuesday to Friday from 10 am to 3 pm, and Saturday from 10 am to 6 pm. 

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Cardona Castle - the Lords of the Salt Mountain, Catalonia, null
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Cardona Castle - the Lords of the Salt Mountain

Enjoy a day away from modern Barcelona to step back in time at the wonderful Cardona. Explore the inside of its Salt Mountain, the most spectacular of its kind ...  Read more

Location: Cardona, Spain
Duration: 1 day

From USD $21.53
Cardona and Salt Mountain Cultural Park Small Group Tour with Hotel Pick Up, Catalonia, Attraction ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Cardona and Salt Mountain Cultural Park Small Group Tour with Hotel Pick Up

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Enjoy a trip into the depths of Catalonia to visit 'The Salt Mountain’ and travel back in time into the impregnable medieval town of Cardona. Our expert guide ...  Read more

Location: Cardona, Spain
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $113.65
Cardona and Montserrat Full-Day Trip With a Small Group, Barcelona, Cultural Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Cardona and Montserrat Full-Day Trip With a Small Group

Start this 9-hour small-group tour from Barcelona in a comfortable coach to the town of Cardona. Visit the modern fortress and parts of the old Castle of ...  Read more

Location: Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $113.65
Private Cardona and Salt Mountain Cultural Park Tour from Barcelona, Barcelona, Day Trips
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Private Cardona and Salt Mountain Cultural Park Tour from Barcelona

Enjoy a trip into the depths of Catalonia to visit 'The Salt Mountain’ and travel back in time into the impregnable medieval town of Cardona. Your expert guide ...  Read more

Location: Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $167.48

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