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TechSalt - Rocksalt Mine, Loulé

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Loulé: TechSalt’s Rock-Salt Mine Tour

1. 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

2. 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 / 5

based on 116 reviews

We really enjoyed our experience down in the Salt Mines. We have visited Loule many times before but we only discovered that they existed under the City this week!!! Alex was a great guide & very informative. Anne & Ian

Had a very interesting tour of the salt mine. We had a private tour (it was a quiet period), so we had plenty of time to view everything quietly and there was enough time to ask questions.

Very good tour. Stunningly beautiful rocks and coastline line view from speedboat. Paulo was a good guide, liked his sense of humour. Will highly recommend.

Very interesting tour of an active salt mine with information and exhibition vehicles and machines from the past and present.

Interesting visit with a passionate French-speaking guide.