Salt Experience (discover the white gold)

Marinhas do Sal, Rio Maior, Portugal


2 hours


April to October. Reservations minimum 48 hours in advance, subject to confirmation.


Marinhas do Sal, Rio Maior, Portugal


15€/pax. Children: free up to 6 years old. 50% off from 7 to 12 years old. INCLUDES: guide | Personal accident insurance and civil liability insurance

Group size

2 – 15 pax


Welcome to the only interior saltpans in Portugal, whose first records date back to the 12th century.

Enjoy a true open-air museum and live a unique experience by “digging” the once called white gold!

Our guide who will tell you all about the history of this tiny village and salt production will receive you.

Afterwards, it is time to get equipped and put yourself in the shoes of a true salt worker.

Straw hat, towel, bottle of water and salt maker diploma provided.


  • Your guide | expert salt producer | proud Marinhas do Sal native
  • Marinhas do Sal | centuries old tiny village | The only inland salt pans in Portugal
  • Location | a valley at the foot of the Candeeiros Mountain | in the Serras de Aire and Candeeiros nature park
  • Unique Architecture | old wood salt warehouses | wood locks and keys
  • Salt production | history and traditions| dating back to the 12th century | seasonings and salt cheeses
  • Be a salt producer for a day | put yourself in the shoes of a salt producer

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