Cardona’s Salt Mountain Cultural Park is located at an old mine called Mina Nieves. The park provides visitors with an opportunity to see Cardona’s saline outcrops and its outstanding natural resources and mineral heritage, which makes this area a truly unique place in the world. Geology, mineralogy, botany and history come together here in a place where man has exploited rock salt since Neolithic times until the industrial age.
Visitors are welcome at the Mina Nieves, which was one of the most important potash salt mines in Europe until 1990. Here visitors can behold a natural wonder, namely the Salt Mountain which is a diapir situated in the Vall Salina, the salt basin. During the tour, visitors can go to the museographic area and see two mining shafts (called Alberto and Maria Teresa) and have a look at machinery that was used in one of the shafts. Throughout the tour you will travel in a special vehicle that will take you down an 86-metre slope into the salt basin. Once you get to the Vall Salina, you will be able to appreciate and admire the incredible salt formation; la Muntanya de Sal, the Salt Mountain. At this point, visitors will be provided with mining helmets and begin their tour inside the mountain. You will be taken through 500m of galleries where you can view spectacular stalactites and stalagmites as well as various salt seams of sodium, potassium and magnesium.
Closed on Mondays.