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TechSalt’s mission is to explore and commercialize the rock salt mineral resource at the Campina de Cima Mine. TechSalt pretends to reuse the mining space in an innovative way, contribuiting to the dissemination and promotion of Earth Sciences, Mining Industry and Art.
At 230 m depth, beneath the city of Loulé, you will find a labyrinth of galleries in a variety of colours and featuring a range of machinery. This is Portugal’s deepest tourist site, where the activity of rock salt mining is carried on in perfect harmony with mining tourism, offering visitors an experience unlike any other.
The mine tour route covers a distance of 1.3 km and offers numerous experiences: you can learn new facts about geology and engineering, among other fields, and marvel at the beauty and grandeur of the mine’s galleries, made up of 230-million-year-old rock salt.
The guided tour along this underground itinerary lets you observe and compare the ways in which mining machinery and techniques have evolved over time. You will learn about the life of Saint Barbara, patron saint of miners and other arts, through the colourful exhibition interpreted by contemporary artist Klaus Zylla. And if you are curious about Saint Barbara’s history, one of the mine’s galleries is home to one of the biggest collections dedicated to this particular saint, which you also have the option of visiting. The exhibits include sculptures, paintings and religious utensils in a range of sizes, from various countries and made using different techniques.
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Morning: 09:30, 11:00 | Afternoon: 14:30, 16:00
Check-in: 15min before start
Adult: 25,00€ p.p.
Child (6-12 y.o.): 15,00€ p.p.
Student (n.a.) / Senior 65+: 20,00€
Requirements: Minimum age 6+ y.o.
Group discount: Planning to travel with a group of 11 or more adults?! Contact us directly or through the Booking Enquiry Form and ask for a free Group Quotation.
Notice: All activities/tours, prices, and dates are subject to alterations by the activity provider, without prior notice and due to circumstances beyond their control. A new date shall be offered if the activity provider reschedules the activity due to unforeseen external circumstances (such as weather or sea conditions, etc.).
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Cancellation: Requests by the client, up to 72 hours before the start of the tour or experience, shall be fully refunded, less administration costs as considered in our Cancellation Policy. If the activity provider cancels, a new date is offered or a refund is issued.
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Activity Provider: Tech Salt, S.A.