Loule Rock Salt Mine guided visit

R. Combatentes da Grande Guerra 80, 8100-616 Loulé, Portugal, Loulé, Portugal
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English, French, Spanish, Portuguese
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What To Expect

Be adventurous! On this tour of Mina de Sal-Gema in Loulé you'll walk through the mine galleries and admire geological formations that are about 230 million years old in an underground route 230 m deep.Along a 1.3 km trail and with the interpretation of a guide, get to know the applications and usefulness of rock salt, and discover the evolution of the mining process throughout history. Observe the geological beauty of the rock salt walls and the old and current machinery exposed in the mine and hear about the importance of this place in the geological and economic context of the region.Then, explore the site from an artistic perspective by learning the history of Saint Barbara, the patron saint of miners, interpreted by contemporary artist Klaus Zylla through twelve very colorful paintings.

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Important info

  • This activity requires a minimum age of 6
  • Please note that the visit in Spanish is in a bilingual format together with Portuguese or English speaking customers, but not exclusive
  • Please note that the temperature inside the mine is 23º C (73.4º F)
  • All safety equipment is delivered before the visit begins and collected at the end of it
  • This experience is unsuitable for people with reduced mobility, with scotophobia (fear of the dark) or claustrophobia to spaces like underground public transport, underground garages and natural caves with organized visits or mines
What's included
Entrance fees. Guided walking tour. Protective equipment. Permanent collections
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Know Before You Go

Visit the mine at the lowest level in the country. Take a 1.3 km guided tour through the galleries. Be amazed by the colors and size of the chambers. Learn and observe the industrial process of an active mine. Enjoy the art exhibition dedicated to Saint Barbara

Cancellation Policy
can-cancel You can cancel your tour until a day in advance
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Meeting Point

Meet your guide at Mina de Sal-Gema de Loulé (Campina de Cima). Please be at the meeting point 15 minutes before the tour begins.