Tour to Cardona and Salt Mountain Cultural Park

Introduction

Journey to the heartland of Catalonia to explore the magnificent Salt MountainTravel back in time to the impregnable medieval town of Cardona and discover its spectacular golden-brown castle.

Our expert local guide will pick you up at your hotel in a private vehicle and take you on a comfortable ride to the historic town. Here, you will tour one of the most important salt deposits in the world.

Walk through the streets and squares of this medieval Catalan village. Finally, you will visit the majestic Castle of Cardona.

Please note that the tickets to the Salt Mountain Cultural Park are not included and have to be paid to the guide on the day of the tour in cash (euros).

Price of the tickets:  

Salt Mountain: 12€ from 12 years old. 6€ from 5 to 11 years old.

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   Wednesday, Friday, Saturday    10 hours
Highlights

Discover the medieval town of Cardona and a historic Salt Mine on a sightseeing trip from Barcelona.



Learn about the salt mining industry in Catalonia at Salt Mountain Cultural Park.



Explore the medieval town of Cardona on a guided walking tour, and marvel at the defensive structure of the ancient Castle of Cardona.


The small group size ensures personal attention from your guide.

Key details

LANGUAGE

Available in English.

DURATION

10 hours.

PICK-UP AND DROP OFF

In your accommodation in Barcelona.

SCHEDULE

Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 09:00 a.m.

Full description

The charming town of Cardona is located just 100km from Barcelona, in the heart of Catalonia. One can feel the weight of history here just by walking through the streets, admiring the ancient buildings and exploring the unique natural environment that has shaped local culture for centuries.

Our professional guide will pick you up at your hotel in private transport, with which you will travel comfortably to Cardona. Here you will explore one of the most important salt deposits in the world at Salt Mountain Cultural Park.

The natural landscape surrounding Cardona is one of the most special of Catalonia. In the South of the town, you will find the Salt Valley of Cardona, which has been put to human use since Neolithic times. The natural characteristics of the place make it unique in the world and so the site is well preserved. Enjoy a moment to take in the beautiful views and breathe in the fresh country air.

The salt mine opened in 1929 and stayed in function until 1990, becoming one of the most important globally. Today the area has been transformed into the Salt Mountain Cultural Park, allowing visitors to learn about its history.

We will visit Cardona’s center, flanked by Romanesque and Gothic buildings still inhabited by the town’s historically brave population. This place has survived some of the most important battles in Catalan history and strolling around its castle-fortress is like traveling ten centuries back in time. The castle of Cardona is one of the best-preserved medieval sites in Spain. In 1714, during the War of Spanish Succession, it served as an impregnable fortress, and afterward, even the mighty Napoleon could not capture its sturdy citadel!

For an inside look at the hidden treasures of Catalonia’s geography, history, and architecture, choose this unique tour to Cardona.

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Included

  • Professional local guide.
  • Walking tour of Cardona Old Town.
  • Visit of Salt Mountain (to be paid on the day of the tour).
  • Visit of Cardona Castle.
  • Hotel or apartment pickup and drop-off (in Barcelona city).
  • Transport by private vehicle.
  • Small-group tour of max 8 people to ensure a personalized experience.

Excluded

  • The tickets to the Salt Mountain are not included and have to be paid to the guide on the day of the tour in cash (euros).
  • Tips (optional).
  • Food or beverages.

Cancelation rules

Additional info

Nearest town

Nearest Airport

Covid-19 measures

Reviews

Great tour
Awesome tour! The tour guide Lucas gave us a lot of information on the region and made the trip interesting. Well worth seeing inside this mountain and learning about the town and surrounding area. It was a very comfortable and easy trip.
Dylan Cole

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