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Cardona & Salt Mountain Day Tour from Barcelona

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95 EUR

Take a trip into the depths of Catalonia on a visit to Salt Mountain and travel back in time in the impregnable medieval town of Cardona and its historical castle. Enjoy a personalised guided tour in a small and friendly group, including hotel pick up.

Duration: 11 hours
    Available in
  • French,
  • English,
  • Spanish,
  • German
This trip was well worth it. Away from the city you see amazing views of Catalunya. The salt mountain was spectacular, it's definitely worth seeing. My family loved every part of the trip. Our tour guide Mauriusz was very helpful and knowledgeable. They picked us up at our apartment and kindly dropped us off at the restaurant we were wanting to go to in the evening.
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Highlights

  • Travel 86 metres down into one of the most important salt deposits in the world
  • See incredible stalactite and stalagmite formations
  • Enjoy a walking tour in the historical centre of Cardona
  • Admire its charming medieval streets and squares
  • Visit one of the best-preserved castles in Spain

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Description

Our expert guide will pick you up at your hotel in a comfortable private minivan and drive you to Cardona. This town is located 100 kilometres from Barcelona in the heart of Catalonia. Here, you’ll be introduced to one of the most important salt deposits in the world, Salt Mountain.

The salt mine opened its doors in 1929 and was once one of the most important salt mines on the planet. You’ll go 86 metres down into the mountain and see incredible stalactite and stalagmite formations, and the colourful folds and seams of the stone.

After admiring this beautiful place, you’ll visit the historical centre of Cardona. Cardona has been the scene of some of the most important battles in our history. Walking through its streets and visiting the castle is like travelling back in time. The Castle of Cardona is one of the best-preserved castles in Spain.

In 1714, during the War of Spanish Succession, it was an impregnable fortress, and even later its citadel could not be taken by Napoleon.

If you want to discover the hidden treasures of Catalan geography, history and architecture, we recommend you choose this unique trip to Cardona.

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What’s included & not included

  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Private transport
  • Professional guide
  • Walking tour in the medieval town of Cardona
  • Skip the line service
  • Small group (maximum 8 people)
  • Tickets to the Castle of Cardona and the Salt Mountain Cultural Park (approximately €12)

Meeting point

Your accommodation

Reviews from travellers (7)

5.0/5

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Fabulous tour to Cardona and Salt Mountain
We had the best small tour we have been on. From the pick up at our apartment to the drop off at the end of the tour, our guide Ruben was amazing. The tour he provided at the castle, the walk through the Village of Cardona and the trip through the Salt Mountain were informative and the scenery was breathtaking taking. I highly recommend Ruben and the entire company.
A Lovely Day Well Spent
With our very competent guide Monia, we started by visiting a beautiful castle in Cardona, where she explained the history and architecture. Then went down by minibus to the salt mine. The open part is impressive but wait till you get inside! Absolutely spectacular! After getting back to the town, we had lunch and a walking tour of the medieval village with pertinent comments by Monia before heading back. I recommend this tour.
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Cardona and Salt Mountains
We were travelling with Mariusz as our tour guide and I can tell that the experience was amazing. The Salt Mines are incredible! 100% recommended. Mariusz has a huge knowledge about everything that we asked for. Not only Cardona (the city that we visited) but about all Catalonia region. Even, he gave us some ideas to do in Barcelona by our own.
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Barcelona Tour & Cardona Castle Tour
We booked two tours with In Out Barcelona, and I wished I would have found them sooner! They are the only tour company that will pick you up and drop you off without charging an extra fee. We were lucky to have the same guide, Mariusz, for both tours. We were even luckier that we were the only 2 people on both tours. The company did not charge more because we were the only ones that booked the tour. We did theory tour of Barcelona with entry into Sagrada Familia and Park Guell. This was a great tour, and Mariusz had us everywhere on time. The castle tour was neat, and Mariusz went through the salt mine because the tour was only offered in Spanish. Both were great days, and I definitely recommend In Out Barcelona if you are visiting Barcelona.

This operator has 18 reviews for other tours

4.6/5

Fabulous tour with a fabulous guide.
Our guide, Kurt was warm and welcoming. He was enthusiastic about Dalí and all that we saw at the museum and the house. He was very knowledgeable, and with unusual depth and breadth of his subject. Even during the long car ride he was entertaining and informative about Spain in general and of course about Dalí specifically.. His ideas were original and refreshing. The tour was really worth the time spent and we would definitely recommend it to anyone interested in Spanish art and history.
Full day learning about a very interesting man
We went in this tour with Ruben, who is a very knowledgeable guide. We spent the time in the car talking about Dali, the places we would see, and their significance in Dali's work. Ruben switched between English (for my husband and me) and Spanish (for the other couple on the tour) so we could all follow along--plus I got to practice some aspanish comprehension. Great tour and a wonderful, knowledgeable guide--thanks, Ruben!
Great tour with a great guide!
Mariusz was very knowledgeable and was able to give us a lot of the history of the region and in particular the Romans in Tarragona. He was very chatty and friendly and gave us tips of where to eat etc in Barcelona too. We all enjoyed the tour and would definitely recommend it!
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Tour operated by: InOut Barcelona Tours