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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 (5)

5.0/5

Spectacular
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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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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95 EUR
  • Full refund if you cancel up to 72 hours before the tour
  • No booking fees
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Tour operated by: InOut Barcelona Tours