IBIZA SALTWORKS Special tour
IBIZA SALT – ANTIQUE WHITE GOLD
Duration: 4 hours – 9am to 1pm
We will take you to visit the Salinas, from where since Roman times Ibiza was supplied with this precious mineral. We will visit the Interpretation Center, where we will see old tools and learn more about the paths we will walk, we will see birds, flamingos among others, and as a souvenir you will take a bag with the healthy Ibiza salt.
Walk the paths of the saltworks in Ibiza among flamingos, together with our expert guide who will tell you the extraordinary story of the Ibiza salt. This white gold, used since prehistoric times to preserve food, was the main local industry since Roman times. Only the development of tourism has managed to take over this ancestral activity related to land, sea, and sky. The Phoenicians, great travelers and merchants, took advantage of the mollusks of the coast of Ibiza to make the purple dye, then the Romans, in their exploration of the island, found a large and impermeable clay plain by the sea, an ideal place to build the saltworks.
Hundreds of years later and registered as a Natural Park, this area is still dedicated to the extraction of salt and is a living environment for hundreds of species of birds who have made it their home. Today the salt industry survives with only 11 workers, having once employed more than 1,000, who every Summer awaited the great harvest with anxiety.