Looking for an off-the-beaten track experience? If that’s the case, spend a day out with our Barcelona Cardona Tour. While may people stick to the coast, Cardona is an inland town. In addition to its magnificent castle and salt mine, the town itself is a treasure. That’s why we suggest it as an escape from the big city bustle for a day. Instead, head inland in a truly exceptional expedition.
Highlights of our Barcelona Cardona Tour
Guided visit into the Salt Mines of Cardona
First, let’s start with salt. That’s because Cardona was home to one of the largest and most important salt mines of Europe for centuries. The 30 million year old salt mountain of Cardona holds the secret to the town. Furthermore, it is linked with everyone from the Romans to 20th century flamenco singers! A visit to the salt mine is a unique experience. As you walk through the mine, enjoy the diversity of colors and corners of the cave. It’s also worth noting that these mines reach depths of more than 1300 meters!
Walking tour of Cardona
After visiting the salt mine, discover why the town of Cardona is a national treasure. It is an experience to walk the 11th century streets and stop at the squares and shops. Moreover, a collection of cafe’s make it a wonderful place to stop for lunch!
Tour the Cardona castle
Finally, have a look on top of the hill. After all, that’s where the castle is. Of utmost importance for centuries, the castle was home to the “Lords of Salt”. Nowadays it is home to a spectacular Parador hotel and breathtaking panoramic views. No tour would be complete without stopping in.
Unquestionably, the Barcelona Cardona Tour will provide you with an unforgettable insight into rural Catalonia. It is more than just that, however. It is a trip into the collective history and culture of the region.