Loulé: TechSalt’s Rock-Salt Mine Tour

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Descend beneath the city of Loulé to discover the history of the rock salt mine and admire ancient geological rock formations.

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  • Marvel at majestic ancient geological formations
  • Learn about the history of rock salt mining and its historic importance to the local economy
  • Enjoy a guided visit where you will learn fun facts about geology and mining


Enjoy a guided visit to the TechSalt salt mine and learn about geology, the history of the mine, and the rock salt mining economy of the area. Descend to a depth of 230 meters under the city of Loulé as you are escorted along an underground route. Discover more about the evolution of rock salt mining processes as well as the economic importance of the mine in the region. Admire the vast chambers of ancient rock formations, some of which date back over 230 million years.


Guided tour Protective equipment: helmet, flashlight, and reflective vest

Important Information

  • This tour is not recommended for those who are uncomfortable in dark or closed spaces
  • The temperature in the mine remains stable throughout the year, between 23 and 24 degrees Celcius
  • Comfortable clothing and closed shoes are recommended

Easy cancellation

Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund


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