In the face of various requests from our readers about how they can visit the Loulé Salt-Gem Mine, which has returned to open the doors for the general public, following a larger project for the revitalization of this space for tourism diariOnline Southern Region It now provides concrete information on how stakeholders can make their visits.
Anyone interested can, in about 2 hours, discover the extraordinary world of Sal-Gema de Loulé underground mine, with over 45 kilometers of galleries and plunge into the only visitable Portuguese mine, which is below sea level where will see geological formations 230 million years old.
Schedules: 4 daily visits | Morning: 9:30 am or 11:00 am | Afternoon: 14h00 or 16h00;
Meeting point: Loulé Salt Mine Park, Great War Combatants Street, 78, 8100-545 Loulé (GPS: 37º 8 '5.25 ”N; 8º 0' 27.80” W);
What is included: The visit is interpreted by a guide in Portuguese, English and French, as well as a helmet, a lantern and a vest;
Comments: It is recommended to wear comfortable clothing and closed sports shoes (temperature inside the mine 23º C).
For pricing information as well as to purchase tickets, interested parties should visit the website www.mina-sal-gema-loule.com or click here, to guarantee your reservation in the desired language and time.
Inside the mine they can take a walking route of about 1.3 kilometers and learn about the old and current mining processes, can discover the geological importance of this mine in the context of the region, as well as learn about the applications of the mine. Gem salt for humans throughout history and up to the present.