White and salty paradise
Cardona, a historically important town with many attractions, such as its castle or the centre, is also home to an area known today as the Salt Mountain Cultural Park, which from 1929 to 1990 was the Mina Nieves, one of the most important potassium salt mines in the world. Today you can visit a small part of the mine with a guided tour on which you’ll hear about the exceptional geological features of the site and the importance of salt over the centuries for humanity. And in Cardona in particular the mine was the main source of work for most of the 20th century.
If you haven’t had breakfast yet or are just feeling peckish, we suggest that you go to Súria and buy the falletes de Migmón, handmade biscuits inspired by the shape of the fault of the same name, one of the symbols of Súria. This town will fill the next few minutes of your visit, especially the walk around the so-called Poble Vell, on top of the hill, fortified and with a medieval air. It still has old streets, houses and mansions and porticoed squares.