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Loulé: Saint Barbara Miners Patron Art Collection Ticket

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Travel underground to enjoy the largest known art collection in Portugal dedicated to Saint Barbara, Patroness of Miners and Other Trades. Choice to add a guided TechSalt’s Rock-Salt Mine Tour.


  • Travel 230m underground in Loule for a unique exhibition on Saint Barbara
  • Discover the life of Saint Barbara through art and music at your own pace
  • Learn all about local geology and the importance of mining to the region
  • See Klaus Zylla's art depicting the life of Saint Barbara in an adjoining mine


Saint Barbara, Patroness of Miners and Other Trades, is a unique art collection housed underground in Loule. Descend to a depth of 230 meters under the city of Loule to a majestic natural underground rock salt chamber. Discover the history of Saint Barbara who is traditionally the patron saint of miners, military people, gunsmiths, and anyone else working with explosives. She is the protector against thunder, lightning and explosive gunpowder accidents.  An impressive number of pieces of art, some hundreds of years old, are displayed in the exhibition, along with explanations that tell a unique life story. Parallel to the collection, in a different mine chamber, is a contemporary view from Klaus Zylla. This painting exhibition shows you Saint Barbara's life in 12 paintings of warm colors and provocative motifs. Take time to visit both exhibitions and listen to Saint Barbara's miner's songs.


Live guide Entrance fee Protective equipment, helmet, flashlight, and reflective vest

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