Visit the Sal Gema mine

Anyone interested can take a 2-hour tour, discover the extraordinary world of rock salt from the Loulé underground mine, with more than 45 kilometers of galleries, it is an opportunity to dive into the only visitable Portuguese mine that is located below sea level, where you can see geological formations that are 230 million years old.

Inside the mine you can take a walk of about 1.3 kilometers and learn about the old and current mining processes, you can discover the geological importance of this mine in the context of the region, as well as learn about the applications of rock salt for the beings humans throughout history and to the present.

Opening hours: 4 daily visits | Morning: 9:30 or 11:00 | Afternoon: 14:00 or 16:00 hours;

Meeting point: Loulé Salt-Gema Mine, Rua dos Combatentes da Grande Guerra, Nº 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 or French, as well as a safety helmet, a flashlight and a vest:

Notes: It is recommended to wear comfortable clothes and closed sports shoes (the temperature inside the mine is 23º C).

For more information on ticket prices and purchase, visit to guarantee your reservation in the desired language and time.



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