Salinas de Rio Maior
Salinas de Rio Maior
4.5
Points of Interest & Landmarks
10:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 10:30 PM
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Ronald M
Andover, UK206 contributions
May 2023 • Friends
Visited with friends who live nearby and how fascinating it was. We would have liked to have seen more explanation boards (in English preferably) but mostly you can work out what is going on. Many small but interesting shops on site, though most were closed on our Tuesday visit.
Had a delicious and plentiful snack in one of the shops and we would like to visit again.
Written 22 May 2023
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merrysim
Amersham, UK182 contributions
Apr 2022 • Family
The location was not very well signed posted , we got here by sheer determination thanks to hubbys never give up attitude. It was very interesting to see some quaint shops although mostly closed . But there is enough to make me sped some money mostly on the salt . As I have never seen a salt mine so far away from the sea and it’s mining process has remained mostly unchanged , I was glad to have purchased 10kg of sally which lasted 4 years in our family consumption , although really sad that my daughter Lost her recently purchased iPhone on the site even though there were not that many visitors !
Written 18 March 2023
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the0d0rusb
Reading, United Kingdom6 contributions
Aug 2019
I visit quite often the Salinas. Inteesting to see the water and solt basins and the way they produce the solt. It border one side traditional wooden barm-type buidings. They are used as bars and shops, Shops are selling bric-a-brac, different solts, local pottery etc. Some of the bars have an outside area from where one can overlook the Salinas. Although being a tourist attraction,, prices for food and drinks are very reasonable. At peaktimes parking can be a problem, but so far I always found somewhere to park.
Written 8 November 2019
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nedastok
Sezana, Slovenia19 contributions
Sept 2019
Interesting place because not near the sea. Very authentic with all that old houses. Everything rebuilt in the old way.
Written 22 October 2019
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Linda C
Ludlow, MA117 contributions
Jul 2018 • Friends
This place is wonderful to visit and see the way they make salt. It’s very interesting. There are many little shops to poke in too, selling not only salt, but lots of salt related items, many hand made and or painted. The shop owners are so friendly and helpful. Do yourself a favor and take home the salt from this place. The flavored salts are great too. Also, there’s a little restaurant across from the salt trays that is amazingly delicious and a must try. Prices are great too as is the service. They treat you like family. Highly recommend this place!
Written 14 May 2019
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Ana Writing
Lisbon, Portugal37 contributions
Mar 2019
Salinas de Rio Maior is a really nice place to visit if you are curious about how salt is formed. Also, they have several small stands where artisans sell their own salt and other Portuguese products. It has a nice parking lot where you can leave your car and roam about.
Written 18 April 2019
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positron5691
Greater Manchester, UK69 contributions
Aug 2018 • Couples
To be honest we only visited this site as a result of reviewing tripadvisor. Nevertheless it was quirky and interesting, The trade of salt from this area began in 1127. There are many wooden structures selling salt and tourist items. The sellers are friendly and it is possible to have a drink or a bite to eat at this location. If you are in the Caldas da Rainha area it is well worth a visit. It seems very brief tours of the brine drying area are available.
Written 4 August 2018
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Niels
Heemstede, The Netherlands924 contributions
Jun 2018 • Couples
Very interesting place to see how the salt from the mountains is being harvested. The old wooden storages are now turned into shops. Explanations via photos and text. Aprox 2000 tons of salt per year. A must see if you are close. Good restaurants.
Written 1 June 2018
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Filipe Teixeira
Maia, Portugal337 contributions
Apr 2018 • Family
This place was a great surprise, even for a Portuguese our country can't stop surprising us.

A place to visit, it's worth it..
Written 1 April 2018
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charlespolspoel
Overijse, Belgium166 contributions
Jan 2018 • Family
Fantastic place where you can see how salt was produced. It's situated far from the see and you can do a nice walk all along the shops where you can buy salt and souvernirs.
Written 23 January 2018
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