Vigo, Spain

Salinae is an important archaeological site in Vigo: an interesting tour of the only preserved solar evaporation marine saltworks from the Roman Empire.

A suggestive staged space explains the creation and development of the Roman salt industry in Vigo and the utilisation of fishing resources. It is the recovery and museological presentation of a Roman site, an evaporation salt lake, in operation during 1st-3rd centuries AD, which was devoted to large-scale salt production. An interesting route to discover the history of the only solar evaporation sea salt pond conserved and presented as a museum from the whole Roman Empire.



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Founded: 0-300 AD
Category: Prehistoric and archaeological sites in Spain


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Monica Astor (2 years ago)
The guided tour is very interesting and educational for children.
Mariano Ayarzagüena (2 years ago)
Archaeological site of great interest, with good explanations. A pity that a larger surface has not been musealized.
Roberto Álvarez Díaz (2 years ago)
Quick visit, free and very interesting.
P R (2 years ago)
Very good museum, excellent location (in the center of Vigo). It has some wonderful remains from the Roman era (jewelry, footwear, amphoras, ceramics ...), some remains of salt flats dating from that time and some excellent information panels. Very good experience.
Alicia (3 years ago)
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