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Hello Sailors

I didn’t know that salt workers are called sailors, but I can see why. We saw a few working the... read more

Reviewed 19 October 2018
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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 11 August 2018
Amersham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 October 2018 via mobile

I didn’t know that salt workers are called sailors, but I can see why. We saw a few working the extraction of salt from the brine spring in the picturesque historic site that still produces as much as ever. Ancient wooden warehouses are partly converted...More

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Reviewed 11 August 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 27 June 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 11 July 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 2 May 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 1 September 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 21 August 2016

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

Thank Joaquimduque
Reviewed 13 August 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

1  Thank BorisVa
Reviewed 27 March 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 4 January 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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