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El Parque Cultural de la Montana de Sal

Carretera de la Mina s/n, 08261 Cardona, Spain
+34 938 69 24 75
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Cardona and Salt Mountain Cultural Park Small Group Tour with Hotel Pick Up
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The Salt Mountain is a unique natural phenomenon in the world and is still growing while being eroded by the rain. Its 120 meters are just the tip of an enormous diapir nearly two kilometres deep. Lasting an hour, you will go down to a depth of 86 meters and enjoy the spectacle of shapes and textured features of the salt massif. The Salt Mountain Cultural Park also offers the visitor the option to walk through the old mining facilities. Beneath the imposing feature of the winding tower of the old mine shaft Maria Teresa lies the museum area: an open-air area that explains the history of the explotation of salt, the geology, the minerology and botany of this Area of Natural Interest, the Salt Valley of Cardona. The visitor can also see the shaft's mining machinery, which is a very good example of industry archaeology dessigned by Alsthom (currently Alstom) during the 1920s. A photographic exhibition can be seen in the basement. The old carpenter's workshop and the room where all the machinery used to be repaired house the Salt Handicraft Centre, Art-Sal and the exhibition Memory of the women from the mining neighborhood. We can also find there "La Cafeteria" with outdoor seating. At the reception, you can find "La Botigueta", a little shop with a wide selection of products and bibliography about Cardona.
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Carretera de la Mina s/n, 08261 Cardona, Spain
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+34 938 69 24 75
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Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

I enjoyed this tour very much. There is a small museum and also a gift that sells carved salt sculptures worth visiting. Also a small cafe and picnic area. The tour guide was very informative but at time of our tour it was not offered...More

Thank FroggyLein23
CardonaTurisme, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at El Parque Cultural de la Montana de Sal, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2017

Thank you very much for visiting Cardona! We really appreciate your opinion. Cardona's heritage is outstanding. Kind regards

Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

When in Cardona this is a must to see. A guided tour through part of the salt mine. Mini buses take groups down to the lower level and entrance to the mine. It is well worth seeing. There are different language guides at different times....More

Thank Rob S
CardonaTurisme, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at El Parque Cultural de la Montana de Sal, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2017

Thank you very much for visiting Cardona! We really appreciate your opinion. Cardona's heritage is outstanding. Kind regards

Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Interesting tour. Informative and fun activity do do with kids. Not expensive and you can choose language for tour.

Thank Johann G
CardonaTurisme, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at El Parque Cultural de la Montana de Sal, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2017

Thank you very much for visiting Cardona! We really appreciate your opinion. Cardona's heritage is outstanding. Kind regards

Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

We were a group of 15 including 5 & 3 year old kids - we all loved it. The history is fascinating and the kids loved the adventure of being in a cave with salt walls and stalactites!

Thank sangita72001
CardonaTurisme, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at El Parque Cultural de la Montana de Sal, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2017

Thank you very much for visiting Cardona! We really appreciate your opinion. Cardona's heritage is outstanding. Kind regards

Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

We came across this by complete accident and were delighted with the whole tour (€11) of the Salt mountain. Learnt that the word SALARY comes from Salt as it used to be such a precious commodity - easy parking. The caves are all at a...More

Thank Familymanfromuk
CardonaTurisme, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at El Parque Cultural de la Montana de Sal, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2017

Thank you very much for visiting Cardona! We really appreciate your opinion. Cardona's heritage is outstanding. Kind regards

Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

Was something completely different experience, not only enjoyed the salt cave also learned how the mining works in past. Recommended activity for couples or even family. Nice sightseeing everything super organized with a great and super friendly guide. One suggestion please dont do pictures inside...More

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Thank Jessica P
CardonaTurisme, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at El Parque Cultural de la Montana de Sal, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2017

Thank you very much for visiting Cardona! We really appreciate your opinion. Cardona's heritage is outstanding. Kind regards

Reviewed 6 July 2017

Just great. We were together with Catalan group but nevertheless the guide explained to us most important things in English. Be aware that Salt mountain is open only to groups and there are just few visits per day. So it is worth if you know...More

Thank Zzipers
CardonaTurisme, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at El Parque Cultural de la Montana de Sal, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2017

Thank you very much for visiting Cardona! We really appreciate your opinion. Cardona's heritage is outstanding. Kind regards

Reviewed 4 July 2017

Surreal underground tour of an old salt mine. The mine was closed in the early 1990s since they had gone down so far that miners could no longer work there due to the heat. The one-hour tour is only of the uppermost level, which is...More

Thank Mike in Pittsburgh
CardonaTurisme, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at El Parque Cultural de la Montana de Sal, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2017

Thank you very much for visiting Cardona! We really appreciate your opinion. Cardona's heritage is outstanding. Kind regards

Reviewed 19 May 2017

This is an amazing experience. Cardona has a mountain made of kitchen salt. You could scrape the walls directly onto your fries. The city itself grew around the salt quarries. So what about the cave? In early 20th century, it was discovered that the inside...More

Thank nobradors
CardonaTurisme, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at El Parque Cultural de la Montana de Sal, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2017

Thank you very much for visiting Cardona! We really appreciate your opinion. Cardona's heritage is outstanding. Kind regards

Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

A one-hour guided tour to an impressive indoor salt mine, plenty of refferences to the catalan mining industry an the old time life of Cardona Village.

Thank Raul M
CardonaTurisme, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at El Parque Cultural de la Montana de Sal, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2017

Thank you very much for visiting Cardona! We really appreciate your opinion. Cardona's heritage is outstanding. Kind regards

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mtcary
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Dear Mtcary, We are happy to hear from you. Regarding your questions, there is an excursion with WE Bcn from Barcelona center on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturday until October and the tour is in English. The bus departure... More
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