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Cardona - Salt Mines and Castle

Barcelona and Cardona

Itinerary

The Salt Mountain is a unique natural phenomenon in the world and is still growing as the rain erodes it. Its height of 120 metres is just the tip of an enormous diapir with a depth of nearly two kilometres. For one hour, you will descend to a depth of 86 metres and enjoy the spectacle of the shapes and textures of the salt massif.

The site that you are now visiting was, for years, one of the world’s major potassium chloride mines. Mina Nieves de Cardona (1929-1990).  The former mining complex is now the Salt Mountain Cultural Park, a large cultural facility intended to inform the public about the importance of salt, the site’s exceptional geology and the use that people have made of this natural resource for centuries.

Construction of the imposing Cardona Castle started two thousand five hundred years ago. During the Middle Ages it was the residence of the Lords of Cardona. Centuries and centuries of history lie behind this unbreachable fortress, which is also site of the remarkable Collegiate Church of Sant Vicenç, a jewel of Catalan Lombard Romanesque architecture. Relive sieges and battles and discover why the Lords of Cardona were known as the Kings without a Crown.

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Pickup

Castell de Cardona, Cardona, Spain

Dropoff

Castell de Cardona, Cardona, Spain

Things to bring

  • Printed voucher
  • Camera

Inclusions

  • Visit
  • Entrance ticket

 

Exclusions

  • Lunch or meals
  • Extras not listed

Cancellation

Cancellation more than a week in advance: administration costs of 15%
Cancellation between a week and 48 hours prior to departure date: 50% of the total amount
Cancellation less than 48 hours prior to departure date : 100% of the total amount
No show: no restitution