Salinas de Iptuci

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Thewanderingwinos
Brighton, UK538 contributions
Unchanged since Roman times
Jan 2019 • Couples
We rang ahead to visit these amazing Phoenician/Roman salt-pans on the outskirts of El Bosque. There are no signposts for it and it is up a rough track off the A-372. There is an English speaker who does the tours normally but he wasn’t there when we went. We were met by Jose who did our tour and it was just the 2 of us. We understood most of what Jose was telling us, luckily we had read up a bit on the site before hand. It really is a fascinating site especially if you are interested in history. It is hard to understand how you can have salt-pans miles away from the sea but it’s a warm salt water spring that bubbles up at the site, having travelled through rocks full of salt minerals. The Phoenicians used local stone to build the first condensing pans, then later the Romans arrived and extended them and built a town, Iptuci, and even a Mint based on the wealth generated by the salt. There is a small shop at the site where you can buy the 3 different types of salt; flor de sal, escamas de sal and gordo. Flor de sal is the best, then escamas de sal, then gordo is very course salt mainly used for cooking. This is a working salt farm so it is best to call ahead to book a tour which is €2. It’s amazing seeing a site pretty much unchanged since Roman times. We bought some salt and Jose gave us a salt crystal cushion as a gift, I would definitely recommend a tour around this interesting historical site.
Written 6 January 2019
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Nick N
Estepona, Spain42 contributions
Take a trip back in time
May 2018
The entrance off the main road is hard to find, the hours of opening are flexible but persistence pays off. The guide explains the workings of the salt mine from Phoenician times to the present. The salt crystal formations are extraordinary.
Written 25 September 2018
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