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Salinas de Rio Maior

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“wooden”(5 reviews)
“portuguese”(2 reviews)
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Estrada Principal - Salinas, Rio Maior 2040-133, Portugal
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Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

To be honest we only visited this site as a result of reviewing tripadvisor. Nevertheless it was quirky and interesting, The trade of salt from this area began in 1127. There are many wooden structures selling salt and tourist items. The sellers are friendly and...More

Thank positron5691
Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile

Very interesting place to see how the salt from the mountains is being harvested. The old wooden storages are now turned into shops. Explanations via photos and text. Aprox 2000 tons of salt per year. A must see if you are close. Good restaurants.

Thank Niels-Fernanda
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

This place was a great surprise, even for a Portuguese our country can't stop surprising us. A place to visit, it's worth it..

Thank Filipe T
Reviewed 24 January 2018

Fantastic place where you can see how salt was produced. It's situated far from the see and you can do a nice walk all along the shops where you can buy salt and souvernirs.

Thank charlespolspoel
Reviewed 20 August 2017

An amazing place full of life and so suprising to see salt taken on dry land...an experience.The overall environment is different from what we can expect from a mountain landscape

Thank pca70
Reviewed 7 July 2017

Is a short visit but one can complement with a lunch, or dinner, of excellent Chicken Piri-Piri (recommend Solar do Sal, but there are others also good). Do not miss the touristic office ( Posto de Turismo ) for an nice and clear explanation for...More

1  Thank EdBush
Reviewed 30 May 2017

This is like a museum! A place where one can see how salt was produced in ancient times. The best time to go there is when there's no rain, or one cannot see the salt pyramids. Winter time is good to buy handcraft and eat/drink...More

Thank americoa514
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Went on a Saturday and there were no activities, nor salt. It is tiny, with 20 wooden houses or so. There they only sell tourist stuff, everything is just for tourists. You see some baths, but then again maybe with some action it is more...More

1  Thank Tessavanweelie
Reviewed 28 December 2015 via mobile

This is a place to visit during summer. When all is covered on sparkling white that remembers snow, but is salt! The small boxes full with water, the salt pyramids and the wooden houses define the landscape. It is easy to find a local that...More

Thank Marta S
Reviewed 23 August 2015

Don't forget your camera.The salt pans are of various shapes and sizes. The area itself comprises of small handicraft shops selling salt and local pottery at very reasonable prices also some antique shops. There are also a few bars and restaurants in the village. There's...More

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