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I didn’t know that salt workers are called sailors, but I can see why. We saw a few working the extraction of salt from the brine spring in the picturesque historic site that still produces as much as ever. Ancient wooden warehouses are partly converted...More
If you are in the area do go and see how the local gather salt in a unique way .The salt came from water passing through the salt strata in the limestone mountains nearby ,the highly concentrated salt water is pumped up from the well...More
It´s really interesting to visit these salt mines. The place is well preserved and the people are very friendly. It´s a nice place to spend some time and to have a meal in the local retaurant, which is very good.
This place makes salt in the traditional way, using open air pans. The odd thing about it is that it is so far from the sea. It will keep you interested for about twenty minutes, if you walk around. The best thing to do is...More
Just outside Rio Maior ( a good 3 km) you can find the open salt mines of Rio Maior, also known as Salinas da Fonte da Bica and easily found by following the signs salinas from any more road leading into Rio Maior.
The Marinhas de Sal is a Salt exploration area changed to a gastronomic and art work zone with tradicional portuguese and local products as the salt flower the old lady´s coffee and cuscurões. You can learn how they extracted the salt since old times, have...More
It is an unusual, place that looks like it had stooped in time. The salt is produced like 100 years ago and only during summer, around the year you could always visit the tradicional houses, walk around the squares were salt is made named "Talhos"...More