Barcelona to Cardona and Salt Mountain Park Small-Group Tour

Cultural & Theme Tours in Cardona

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Enjoy a trip into the depths of Catalonia to visit 'The Salt Mountain’ and travel back in time into the impregnable medieval town of Cardona.Our expert guide will pick you up at your hotel in private transport to comfortably reach this historic town. Here you will be introduced to one of the most important salt deposits in the world, thus called Salt Mountain. After, with our guide you will walk through the streets and squares of an authentic Catalan medieval village to finally visit the impregnable Castle of Cardona.Located in the heart of Catalonia, 100 km from Barcelona, in Cardona you can feel the weight of history in its streets and on the stones of its buildings, but also in its particular natural environment. Which has determined the way of life of its people and their culture.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Plaza de Cataluna, Barcelona, CataloniaThis tour will start from your accommodation in Barcelona. Your guide will pick you up at any apartment or hotel in Barcelona, you are staying in. Please, make sure to specify the exact adress of your accomodation when booking. Once the pick-up is completed, you will head to the first destination of your tour. Stop At: El Parque Cultural de la Montana de Sal, Cardona, Bages, CataloniaThis daytour will take you to the Cultural Park of the Salt Valley of Cardona. This protected area is 1,800m long, 600m wide and has an area of 100ha. The site offers amazing views of the valley, old mine galleries, and a display of the mineral extraction machinery once used in this area. Have fun learning about the history of salt exploitation, the geology, mineralogy and botany of this region.Duration: 10 hoursStop At: Castillo de Cardona, Conjunto, Cardona, Bages, CataloniaWhile Iberian remains have always been linked to the richness of the Saline Valley, the origins of Cardona are in its Castle. The village, which grew from the fortification, is today incredibly well preserved. Besides the medieval charm of its streets and squares, you will also find examples of Gothic and Romanesque churches, chapels and civilian architecture.The geographical location of the fortress, on the top of the mountain, perfectly meets its historical need to defend the access to the salt mines. The structure also enjoys a privileged view of the Cardener River Valley. From the XI to the XV century, the castle served as the residence of some of the noblest lineages of lords in the country. As a defensive structure for the salt mines, the castle endured several sieges throughout its history.Duration: 2 hours

What’s included

  • Professional local guide
  • Walking tour of medieval town of Cardona
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Hotel or apartment pickup and drop-off
  • Small-group (maximum 8 people)

What’s not included

  • Salt Mountain & Cardona Castle (approx. 16) To be paid to the guide, the day of the tour.
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - El Parque Cultural de la Montana de Sal
  • Entry/Admission - Castillo de Cardona, Conjunto

Highlights

  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Led by a local guide
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