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Salt Valley

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The Salt Valley is one of the most spectacular and best preserved inland saltworks in the world. Its value not only lies in its particular architecture or on its almost 6.500 years of history, or even in its geological features, biodiversity or...more
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Miguel Diaz de Tuesta plaza, 1, Salinas de Anana, Spain
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took the tour which included a salt tasting ! The tour was excellent and really informative about the history of the salt production in Salinas de Ariana and also explaining how the production has changed over the thousands of years it’s been going on....More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed August 27, 2018

People made salt here for a very long time and this valley looks absolutely interesting. Not beautiful because of what they have done to it, but really interesting. We booked the normal tour - when booking it on the Internet you can see when the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank PurplishCat
Reviewed July 16, 2018 via mobile

We found this place as we were leaving Rioja and decided to stop and take a look, very happy we did. They showed us how they make salt and also all the Michelin restaurants chefs that use it. The tour was about an hour long....More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed May 13, 2018 via mobile

We were very lucky to have a guided tour in English for just the two of us. Salt has been produced here for 7,000 years, and using the current method for 2,000 years. We learnt a lot and it was fascinating to compare this to...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank brixtonbelle
Reviewed January 19, 2018

Before coming to the place I already knew there are only a few places on earth people since ancient times have been using this unique technology of salt mining. The concentrated salty spring water makes very high quality salt for the top restaurants. We came...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed November 6, 2016

This is an unique location worth a visit when you're in the region. It's near to Vitoria-Gasteiz, a short drive from Bilbao. The view is nice. We walked around the site. We didn't visit the site itself. It's only accessible via guided tours and there...More

Date of experience: October 2016
1  Thank Hans C
Reviewed September 18, 2016

Ancient salt-mine emplacement, near Vitoria-Gasteiz (capital city of the Basque Country). Learn how the salt is collected the same way like thousands of years ago (from the salted water springs). Unique experience and amazing landscape & sorroundings. Highly recommended!!

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank OscarConde
Reviewed September 2, 2016

Salt has been produced here for 6,500 years from the highy-saline waters produced from a spring. In summer months, it takes two days for the water to evaporate to produce high quality salt. Our tour was in English and was most informative. Afterwards, we bought...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Aussielins
Reviewed August 30, 2016

The valley is primarily a salt load that is being washed through into salt pans. The salt itself is of high quality and used throughout Spains high end resturants. The tour takes approx. 45mins and is in English. It is an archaeological and historical project...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Pedros143
Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

Really interesting. Our session was in Spanish, some of the presentation you can follow even if your Spanish knowledge is low.

Date of experience: August 2016
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In fact, we were travelling "wild" by public transport, on our own, without any tourguides. But we bought a combined ticket for a better price at the central cathedral of Vitoria-Gasteiz, and the receptionist lady was kind... More
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