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  1. Portugal
  2. Algarve
  3. Loulé

Loulé: Guided Rocksalt Mine Tour

Product ID: 309958
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Discover the magnificent underground world of a rocksalt mine which extends 45 kilometers below ground level on this guided tour.
About this activity
Duration 2 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, Portuguese
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Walk through the labyrinth of salt hallways in the mine
  • Marvel at 230 million-year-old geological formations
  • Learn about the importance of the mine to the region
Full description
Learn more about the history of Loulé's rocksalt mine and admire 230 million-year-old geological formations on this guided tour. This is the only mine in Portugal that is located below sea-level.

Enjoy a walking tour which will take you 1.3 kilometers inside the mine to discover the geological importance of the mine to the region.

Discover both ancient and modern rocksalt mining processes and learn more about the different uses of rock salt throughout human history. Reach depths of up to 230 meters and breathe in the therapeutic salty air before returning to the surface. 
  • Guided tour
  • Safety equipment
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

The tower of the rocksalt mine

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