TechSalt - Rocksalt Mine, Loulé

TechSalt - Rocksalt Mine, Loulé
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Loulé: TechSalt’s Rock-Salt Mine Tour

Loulé: TechSalt’s Rock-Salt Mine Tour

Enjoy a guided visit to the TechSalt salt mine and learn about geology, the history of the mine, and the rock salt mining economy of the area. Descend to a depth of 230 meters under the city of Loulé as you are escorted along an underground route. Discover more about the evolution of rock salt mining processes as well as the economic importance of the mine in the region. Admire the vast chambers of ancient rock formations, some of which date back over 230 million years.

Loulé: St. Barbara Art Collection w/Guided Salt Mine Tour

Loulé: St. Barbara Art Collection w/Guided Salt Mine Tour

Discover the underground art exhibition dedicated to Saint Barbara, the patron saint of miners. Head 230 meters below the city of Loulé and admire various pieces of art before continuing on a guided tour of the vast salt mines. Arrive at the meeting point and descend 230 meters. Then, step into the underground art exhibit dedicated to Saint Barbara, the patron saint of miners. Uncover the life and legacy of Saint Barbara through the extensive art exhibition, with some pieces dating back hundreds of years. Enjoy a contemporary view of her life in the form of 12 paintings by artist Klaus Zylla. In this second exhibition, view warm colors and provocative motifs. Explore both exhibitions at your own pace and listen to Saint Barbara's miner songs. After visiting Santa Barbara's exhibit, put on your safety equipment and embark on a 1.3-km guided walking tour of the salt mines. Marvel at the vast chambers of ancient rock formations, some of which date back over 230 million years. Learn about regional geology, the evolution of rock-salt mining, the economic importance of the mine in the region, and the role of salt around the world.

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What people are saying about TechSalt - Rocksalt Mine, Loulé

Overall rating

4.9
(134 reviews)

Just an amazing experience!! The mine was spacious and all the facts about salt mining were fascinating. Never expected to have an experience like this in the Algarve but it is one of our highlights! Recommend this to everyone without claustrophobia ( the ride down to the mine is in a small cage with others packed tightly). Once you arrive it is mostly open and spacious. Loved the art exhibits! What an unexpected thing in a salt mine!! Giving this adventure 10/10

We were able to benefit from a French-speaking guide who lives near the mine and who can give tours on a voluntary basis. The tour was planned in English but the person at reception called Americo who was available and who was able to come. He knows the mine and its history perfectly. The visit was very informative.

Very interesting and informative. Some things were quite unexpected like an art gallery 230 metres underground but a very pleasant surprise.

Tour was very interesting. we learned a lot. mine is huge! our guide was great!!

Excellent and very competent guide. We really liked it and we will do it again