Monument to the salt. History of the Salinas

The Monument to the Salty is a recognition to all those who left their lives in the saline

For centuries, the island’s main economic activity was based on the salt trade. The Salt Plants, now converted into a natural reserve, were exploited since the Punic-Phoenician era. The Sea flooded a stretch of land in which, by evaporation, the salt accumulated. Then It was collected and shouldered by the legendary figure of the salt. But if transporting the salt was already hard work, the saline should face a much more fearsome enemy and wreak havoc on the island’s population. The presence of stagnant waters is a veritable breeding ground for mosquitoes, and with them, diseases such as malaria were felt on these workers. For a place of recollection, the Church of Sant Francesc was created, and, as a tribute to so much suffering, from 2007, a work by Pedro Hormigo. A monument to the salt-lining represented in his daily work, looking towards the salt-lining, and contemplating what would otherwise have been a punishment, the spectacular sunsets that the salt-mill offers us.
Monumento al salinero

How to get to the Monument to the salt.

This Monument is located behind the Church Of Sant Francesc D’Estany, situated on the verge of the beginning of the salt-lining. This Church is located halfway between the beaches of Salines and Es Cavalleria, and the neighbouring town of Sant Jordi. Although the road has no loss, if we feel advisable to park the car in the first level that we found just before arriving at the church. Then the thing gets pretty complicated.

Other places to discover in the surroundings of monument to the salinero

From monument to the salinero can access places of cultural interest

Iglesia de San Francisco

Sant Francesc Church At 34 meters

The Parish Church of Sant Francesc de Paula is chaired by Sant Francesc d’Estany.

Torre des Carregador




Tower des Irrigator At 1764 meters

One of the places that every visitor of Playa d’en Bossa remembers is the tower at the bottom of the beach.

Iglesia de San Jordi

Sant Jordi Church 3 Km Away

The Church of Sant Jordi is located in the heart of the town centre of Sant Jordi.

Other places to discover in the vicinity of Monument to the salt mill

San Francisco

Sant Francesc

Sant Francesc de s’Estany is a small town at the exit of Sant Jordi de Ses Salines and obligatory place to pass for the beach of Ses Salines and Es Cavalleria.

San Jordi

Sant Jordi

Sant Jordi de Ses Salines is one of the most industrialized parishes on the island.

murallas de Ibiza

Ibiza

Tourism in Ibiza came from the hand of the Sun, the party and the beach.

Beaches close to the salt Monument

Next to the Plaza de la Catedral, we will be able to enjoy the views to the beaches of the city Of Ibiza.

Playa d'en Bossa

To Talk about Playa d’en Bossa is to talk about one of the best known places on the island of Ibiza.

Es Cavallet

The Beach of Es Cavalleria is known by the inhabitants of the island like a nudist beach, of special predilection between the gay collective.

Las Salinas

The Beach of Ses Salines, or Playa de Las Salinas, is better known for giving shelter in its bars to people of the celebrity, that by the beauty of the place.

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