Loulé: St. Barbara Art Collection w/Guided Salt Mine Tour

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Descend beneath the city of Loulé and explore the underground art exhibition dedicated to the patron saint of miners, St. Barbara. Take a guided tour of the salt mine and see unique rock formations.

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  • Delve beneath the surface of Loulé and see the vast salt mines and art exhibits
  • Discover the life of Saint Barbara through art and music at your own pace
  • See Klaus Zylla's art depicting Saint Barbara's life in bold colors and shapes
  • Embark on a guided tour of the rock-salt mine and marvel at the vast chambers
  • Learn all about regional geology and the importance of mining to the community


Discover the underground art exhibition dedicated to Saint Barbara, the patron saint of miners. Head 230 meters below the city of Loulé and admire various pieces of art before continuing on a guided tour of the vast salt mines. Arrive at the meeting point and descend 230 meters. Then, step into the underground art exhibit dedicated to Saint Barbara, the patron saint of miners. Uncover the life and legacy of Saint Barbara through the extensive art exhibition, with some pieces dating back hundreds of years. Enjoy a contemporary view of her life in the form of 12 paintings by artist Klaus Zylla. In this second exhibition, view warm colors and provocative motifs. Explore both exhibitions at your own pace and listen to Saint Barbara's miner songs. After visiting Santa Barbara's exhibit, put on your safety equipment and embark on a 1.3-km guided walking tour of the salt mines. Marvel at the vast chambers of ancient rock formations, some of which date back over 230 million years. Learn about regional geology, the evolution of rock-salt mining, the economic importance of the mine in the region, and the role of salt around the world.


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