Private history and archeology visit of Cordona from Barcelona
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Cardona Tour from Barcelona

A action-packed day discovering castles and salt mines in Cardona

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Nicole | about the guide

Curious to discover one of Catalonia’s best-kept Medieval fortresses? Keen to explore beautiful formations in 4,000 year-old salt mines? This private guided tour will whisk you away from Barcelona to the hillside town of Cardona, famous for its castle and salt mines. The medieval fortress showcases splendid gothic and Romanesque architecture and is one of the best examples of its kind in Spain. First built in 798 by Louis Pious grandson of Charlemagne, the castle played a key role in Catalan history. Accompanied by your knowledgeable guide, you’ll explore the castle’s bastions, towers, church and bunker. Next stop? The spectacular salt mines that took 40.000.000 years to create and were active from Roman times until the 1990s, when they were turned into the Cardona Salt Mountain Cultural Park. You will enter inside the mine tunnels to admire the unique salt formations and learn about the local geology.

  • Barcelona
    Spain
  • 8 hrs
    DURATION
  • 6
    MAX. No. ON TOUR

TOUR DETAILS

keywords :
Cardona, Cardona Castle, Cardona salt mines, Cardona Salt Mountain Cultural Park
transport :
Private air-conditionned vehicle
ACTIVITY LEVEL :
ACCESSIBLE TO THE DISABLED :
no
Kid friendly :
Yes, children are welcome
LANGUAGES:
Allemand/German (native), Espagnol/Spanish (Bilingual), Anglais/English (Bilingual)
MAX. No. OF PEOPLE :
6

INCLUDED IN THE TOUR

- Services of private professional guide for 8 hours - Entrance fees in Cardona castle and its salt mines - Private transport with a full air-conditioned car - Pick-up and drop-off at your hotel in Barcelona

NOT INCLUDED

- Food and refreshments - Personal shopping

ITINERARY

Your full-day guided tour will take you from Barcelona to the Catalan town of Cardona. Firstly, you’ll be taken around the Medieval castle to discover its towers, bastions and church. The second part of the tour will take you to the 4,000 year old salt mines in the Cardona Salt Mountain Cultural Park. You’ll go into the mine to admire the spectacular salt formations. Please note that Cardona Castle is closed on Mondays.

WHERE AND WHEN?

MEET-UP LOCATION:
At your convenience
END OF TOUR LOCATION:
At your convenience

about
your guide

Nicole

Barcelona

languages :
Allemand/German, Espagnol/Spanish, Anglais/English

I grew up in Saloniki, Greece. After studying history and working as a guide in Berlin, I visited Barcelona for the first time and immediately felt at home. Together with my sister, touristic guide as well, we decided to create a family tour guiding business in Barcelona. I’ve never looked back, I adore this city and my profession! I’ve had my official guiding license issued by the Catalonian government since 2013. The best part of my job is meeting people and making sure they have a good time. Each day is different, I get to use my languages (German, Greek, English and Spanish) and I avoid being stuck in an office. I’m fascinated by the history of Barcelona and Catalonia and this is reflected in my tours which focus on Medieval villages, the gothic quarter of Barcelona, architecture, Dali and much more. My hobbies? Walking my dog, history, movies, swimming, hiking and travelling. Please note that I also do the same tours that my sister Lydia does, you can see them on her profile page. So don't hesitate to contact me to arrange those tours for you too.

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