Gerri de la Sal

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Gerri de la Sal
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Edward S
Newport, UK7 contributions
Over 1000 years of salt production made this town powerful
Apr 2017 • Friends
Gerri de la Sal has a natural salt spring which has been collected and dried out to provide salt for a large part of Northern Spain from the time of the Norman Conquest of Britain in 1066. Great kingdoms have risen and been deposed by virtue of the salt and its remote mountain location.
The apparently small museum has been cleverly divided to provide a much bigger experience than might have been expected.
The Tourist information office provided plenty of brochures detailing local castles and other interesting features worth visiting.
Well worth spending some time there.
Written May 24, 2017
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Gary S
London, UK4,238 contributions
Monastery, bridge and small market...and the saltworks?
Aug 2016 • Friends
We stopped off here to see the Monastery (there is a small entrance fee of 2EU per person, for which you get a guide in your language). This is a short walk thru the small town over a very quaint bridge and down a secluded and picturesque lane.
Inside , amongst the usual suspects, you can see a demo of the clock mechanism and some old bells.
Interesting and well maintained given is have been there 1,000 years or so.
Written August 20, 2016
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AlbertSalichs
Manresa, Spain8,350 contributions
A tiny town with big saltworks and big monastery
Dec 2015 • Family
Gerri de la Sal is a tiny town located in Lleida zone, near the town of Sort and the Pyrenees. It is a little town, which is known for the salt (in fact in catalan "Sal" means Salt). The town had a lot of saltworks, where it is possible to obtain some tons every year of salt and all families in the town worked in it (in fact, in the middle ages, this town was very important for this reason), although in the year 1982 a flood damaged severely this zone. Nowadays, only one family still extract salt and it is possible to do a guided visit with one member of this family, who was very friendly and she explained us the manufacture of salt.
The town also has other turistical attractions: a big monastery (it is a town, where lived more or less 70-80 persons, but the monastery is very big due to salt), a museum of salt and a very good restaurant called "Casa Tomàs", where you can eat some mountain and catalan dishes like trinxat del Pallars (a typical dish of the zone), derr stew, which was hunted by the owner of the restaurant and custards as dessert.
Moreover, the owner of the restaurant was very friendly and explained us how he and their friends hunt some animals to cook in the restaurant.
On the other hand, it was a pity, because the monastery and the museum only open in july and august, and we can not to visit them, then we have to return in summer!
Written December 23, 2015
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D L
Tel Aviv, Israel572 contributions
An enjoable place, if you have the time
Sep 2015 • Family
An enjoyable stroll thought the village and a nice brige & church. Worth a visit if you have the time.
Written October 17, 2015
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