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Discover The salt mines of Cardon Spain

Contrasting with the green of the surrounding forest, the salt mountain of Cardona has a winter-like aspect. While the exterior may be surprising, inside visitors are taken to a fourth dimension. Far from being oppressive, the grotto is actually quite bright and warm with a year-round temperature of 17 degrees. The itinerary reserved for tourists only goes as deep as 86m, but the deepest underground galleries go down as far as 1,000m.
Visiting this site provides the unique opportunity to discover the different stages of salt formation, as there are only three mountains of its kind in the entire world. It is thus with genuine curiosity that visitors contemplate the ochre and whitish mineral veins extending over the walls. Those who are really curious might even run their fingers over them to discover salt in its purest state (the surprise might be quite shocking, though!). Keep in mind that there is an educational itinerary for children and teenagers. Lessons in physics are sometimes held. Helmets are of course mandatory to protect against falling stalactites, which generally aren't very dangerous but which could damage your electronic devices, like cameras and phones. All those who think that salt is not good for you are incorrect. It is actually beneficial in breathing and helps purify the body.
In addition to visiting the galleries, it is also possible to visit the machines room, where you can discover and learn about the machinery needed to properly run a mining facility. Finally, you may want to visit the gift shop, where you can buy a lamp or small statuettes created by the only 'Salt Master' in the world.

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    The salt mines of Cardon
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    The salt mines of Cardon
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    The salt mines of Cardon
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  • Les mines de sel de Cardon , Spain
    The salt mines of Cardon
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    The salt mines of Cardon
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    The salt mines of Cardon
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