Cardona Castle and the Natural Park of Cardona Salt Mountain
Discover centuries and centuries of history
The imposing Cardona Castle was built two thousand five hundred years ago, and during the Middle Ages it was the residence of the lords of Cardona. Centuries and centuries of history are hidden within this impregnable fortress where there is also the exceptional Collegiate Church of San Vicente, a gem of Catalan, Romanesque and Lombard styles. Relive sieges and battles and discover why the lords of Cardona were known as 'the kings without a crown'.
The historic centre of Cardona has been a cultural site of national interest since 1992, in the category of historic sites.
Eight kilometres from the town centre is the Natural Park of Sal Mountain, a unique natural phenomenon that continues to grow as the rain erodes it. Its 120 metres are just the tip of a huge diapir about two kilometres deep. Over an hour, you will enter at a depth of 86 metres and enjoy the spectacle of the shapes and textures of the saline massif.
For years, the tourist space currently visited was one of the most important potassium salt mines in the world, the Nieves de Cardona mine (1929-1990). The former mining complex is now the Salt Mountain Cultural Park, a large cultural facility intended to inform the public about the importance of salt, the site’s exceptional geology and how people have been using this natural resource for centuries.
The Salt Mountain Cultural Park currently offers visitors 2 different guided visit options.