Path of Salinas Traditional - Castro Marim

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In Marshland Nature Reserve of Castro Marim and Vila Real de Santo António, there is a footpath that in just two kilometers reveals the secrets and traditions of the "white gold" in the region: the salt. A rare example of harmony between human ingenuity and the power of nature, this hidden gem is right in the heart of one of the most important habitats of national birds.

There is a legend that tells the story of Algarve Gilda, the Nordic princess who became ill because she missed the snow. Her lover, the King of Chelb (current city of Silves) planted thousands of almond trees so that when they were in bloom, they would give the feeling of snow.

Among the houses of the village and the Guadiana, from above one can also see a surprising and geometric white robe made ​​of crystalline sea salt. This occurs in season, which begins in early spring and extends inland into the summer.



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