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Must see salt production

If you are in the area do go and see how the local gather salt in a unique way .The salt came... read more

Reviewed August 10, 2018
merrysim
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Amersham, United Kingdom
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Marinhas de Sal - Rio Maior

Nice and quiet. Souvenirs, bars and restaurant. Just walk around and feel the evaporation of the... read more

Reviewed June 27, 2018
Pedrocalapez
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Aug 10, 2018
“Must see salt production ”
Jun 27, 2018
“Marinhas de Sal - Rio Maior”
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Estrada das Salinas, Rio Maior 2040-087, Portugal
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Reviewed August 10, 2018 via mobile

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

Thank merrysim
Reviewed June 27, 2018

Nice and quiet. Souvenirs, bars and restaurant. Just walk around and feel the evaporation of the waters leaving nice piles of salt.

Thank Pedrocalapez
Reviewed July 11, 2017

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.

Thank MariaEugeniaReis
Reviewed May 2, 2017

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

Thank Pabloex10
Reviewed September 1, 2016

Interesting place to visit , various types of salt can be purchased directly at the source, rustic aspect of the wood buildings is maintained.

Thank Rui F
Reviewed August 21, 2016

History and tradition, side to side.Very to understand the industries around salt production, yet so far from the Sea!

Thank Joaquimduque
Reviewed August 13, 2016

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. Salt is...More

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Reviewed March 27, 2016

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

Thank Bruno_E_Macedo
Reviewed January 4, 2016

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

Thank Marta S
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