Salt Mountain Cultural park and Medieval Cardona Castle Private Day Tour

Salt Mountain Cultural park and Medieval Cardona Castle Private Day Tour - In out Barcelona Tours
Salt Mountain Cultural park and Medieval Cardona Castle Private Day Tour - In out Barcelona Tours
Salt Mountain Cultural park and Medieval Cardona Castle Private Day Tour - In out Barcelona Tours
Salt Mountain Cultural park and Medieval Cardona Castle Private Day Tour - In out Barcelona Tours
Salt Mountain Cultural park and Medieval Cardona Castle Private Day Tour - In out Barcelona Tours
Salt Mountain Cultural park and Medieval Cardona Castle Private Day Tour - In out Barcelona Tours
Salt Mountain Cultural park and Medieval Cardona Castle Private Day Tour - In out Barcelona Tours
Salt Mountain Cultural park and Medieval Cardona Castle Private Day Tour - In out Barcelona Tours
Salt Mountain Cultural park and Medieval Cardona Castle Private Day Tour - In out Barcelona Tours

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Duration: 10h

From: 125€

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Visit the wonderful medieval castle of Cardona and explore a salt mine in the Salt Mountain Cultural Park, one of the most important salt deposits in the world.

Summary

The best off-the-beaten-path tour for those that are looking for memorable and valuable experiences.
Travel back in time to escape from the crowd of the city and take this full-day tour to the Medieval town of Cardona. Visit the incredibly well preserved Old Town and Castle, dating back to 2500 years ago.
You will certainly get impressed with the visit to one of the most important salt deposits in the world, thus called the Salt Mountain. Take the chance to visit the mines of the Salt Mountain, an experience that you will never forget.

Tour highlights

  • Venture deep into the crystalline caverns of a historic salt mine

  • Explore the well-preserved medieval village of Cardona on a walking tour

  • Visit the remarkable Castle of Cardona

  • Great way to learn about Catalan and Spanish history

  • Private tour to ensure a personalized service

Points of interest

  • SALT MOUNTAIN CULTURAL PARK:
    The Salt Valley of Cardona is 1,800m long, 600m wide and has an area of 100ha. This site offers amazing views of the valley, old mine galleries, and a display of the mineral extraction machinery once used in this area. Have fun learning about the history of salt exploitation, the geology, mineralogy and botany of this region.

  • THE MEDIEVAL VILLAGE OF CARDONA:
    While Iberian remains have always been linked to the richness of the Saline Valley, the origins of Cardona are in its Castle. The village, which grew from the fortification, is today incredibly well preserved. Besides the medieval charm of its streets and squares, you will also find examples of Gothic and Romanesque churches, chapels and civilian architecture.

  • CARDONA CASTLE:
    The geographical location of the fortress, on the top of the mountain, perfectly meets its historical need to defend the access to the salt mines. The structure also enjoys a privileged view of the Cardoner River Valley. From the 11th to the 15th century, the castle served as the residence of some of the noblest lineages of lords in the country. As a defensive structure for the salt mines, the castle endured several sieges throughout its history.

Tour Description

Head to Cardona, a charming town in the heart of Catalonia, located just 100 km away from Barcelona. Enjoy the privilege to get picked up by your guide at your accommodation in Barcelona, by a private vehicle, just for you and your private driver guide.
Once arrived in Cardona, feel the weight of history, just by walking through the streets, admiring the ancient buildings and exploring the unique natural environment that has shaped Cardona’s local culture for centuries.
Explore one of the most important salt deposits in the world at Salt Mountain Cultural Park. The natural landscape surrounding Cardona is one of the most special of Catalonia. Find, at the southern part of the town, the Salt Valley of Cardona, which has been used by humans since Neolithic times. The natural characteristics of the place make it unique in the world, which makes the site very well protected and preserved. Enjoy a moment to take in the beautiful views and breathe in the fresh country air.
The salt mine opened in 1929 and stayed in function until 1990, becoming one of the most important globally. Today the area has been transformed into the Salt Mountain Cultural Park, allowing visitors to learn about its history.
In the outdoor museum area, the old mineshaft 'Maria Teresa' still tells the story of the industrial exploitation of the valley. <
Get the opportunity to descend 86m deep into the Salt Mountain Mine. Witness mysterious and beautiful natural formations, such as stalactites, stalagmites and the colorful folds and seams.
Visit Cardona’s center, flanked by Romanesque and Gothic buildings still inhabited by the town’s historically brave population.
This place has survived some of the most important battles in Catalan history and strolling around its castle-fortress is like traveling ten centuries back in time.
Enter the Castle of Cardona, one of the best-preserved medieval sites in Spain. In 1714, during the War of Spanish Succession, it served as an impregnable fortress, and afterwards even the mighty Napoleon could not capture its sturdy citadel.
For an inside look at the hidden treasures of Catalonias geography, history and architecture, choose this unique tour of Cardona.

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