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Valle Salado de Añana. UNESCO World Heritage Candidate.

  • Location:
    Centro de Visitantes
    01426 Salinas de Añana
    Araba/Álava
    Tel. (+34 )945 35 11 11

  • Web:

    www.vallesalado.com

  • Mail:

    reservas@vallesalado.com

Come to "Valle Salado de Añana" and enjoy a unique experience: visit and get to know one of the most unique architectural, landscape, archaeological, geological and historical sites in the world.

The uniqueness of Añana salt flats and their recovery project are being recognized by thousands of visitors. For this reason, the Salado Valley is a candidate to become a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is also of Cultural Interest and is included in the list of wetlands of international importance of the Ramsar Convention.

GUIDED TOURS: In the Salado Valley you will be able to participate in the recovery project open to the public that is being carried out to restore to its splendor a salinera exploitation with more than 6,500 years of history formed by thousands of salt production platforms.

During the guided visit to the Valle Salado you will have the opportunity to know its history and the process of recovery of its particular architecture of terraces of eras constructed in stone, clay and wood from Roman times. In addition, you will understand why there is salt in this place, you will walk along its paths and you will follow the route of the hundreds of wooden channels that distribute the salt water of the springs for its more than 120,000 m2 of extension. You will also know the salinero craft and you will learn how to produce and taste the different varieties of high quality salt highly valued in haute cuisine. And of course, you will introduce your feet and hands in the hypersaline waters of the Saline Spa and you will enjoy its health benefits, you will appreciate the unique fauna and flora of this millenary cultural and industrial landscape ...

SALT FROM AÑANA: In the Valle Salado there is one of the best salts in the world: "Sal de Añana". This precious product is the result of natural evaporation of the brine from the springs. Its form of crystallization is the result of three factors: the sun, the wind and the traditional techniques of the salineros. Its quality and ecological value are backed by its artisan production in a landscape with thousands of years of history and by the recognition of great international chefs. Some of the types of Añana Salt: Mineral Salt, Flower Salt, Liquid Salt, Salt "Chuzo".

Schedules Shop / Visitors Center Guided visit Saline Spa
From april to october 09.45 - 14.30
15.45 - 19.30
10.00 - 13.00
16.00 - 18.00
10.00 - 14.30
16.00 - 19.30
November
y marzo*
10.45 – 13.45
Weekends and public holidays
09.45 – 17.15
11.00 – 12.30
Weekends and public holidays
10.00 – 16.00
Closed
December to February* 10.45 – 13.45 11.00 – 12.30 Closed

* Other hours of visit under previous telephone reservation.

Other places of interest in Añana. Go to "Places of Interest".

TORRE PALACIO DE LOS VARONA
Torre Palacio de los Varona

Tower-Palace of the Varona is the only fortress of Araba / Álava that retains its moat.

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YACIMIENTO ARQUEOLÓGICO DE IRUÑA VELEIA
Yacimiento Iruña-Veleia

It is rated as one of the most important cultural assets of the Basque Country.

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This project is developed under the Valora POPV ESF 2007-2013, co-funded by 50 % for ESF, and coordinates GARAPEN (Basque Association of Development Agencies).

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