Discover Maras salt mines Peru

Salt is extracted from mines that were already in use in pre-Columbian times. Maras, located in the region of Cuzco, boasts of a spectacular group of 3,000 salt mining pits. This mineral is barter value in South Andean villages.

  • Maras salt mines , Peru
    Maras salt mines

    The water basins designed for the extraction of salt in the Urubamba Valley

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  • Maras salt mines , Peru
    Maras salt mines
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  • Maras salt mines , Peru
    Maras salt mines
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  • Maras salt mines , Peru
    Maras salt mines
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