Geologically speaking, these saltworks are at the forefront of one of the Pyrenean thrust: Cadi’s Mantle
shift – Port del Compte. More specifically, within this one, the Sheet of land of Odèn’s mountain range.
Triassic Keuper materials have been used as a lubricant in these thrusts. And the surface water circulation
through them has been dissolving the salt, making possible this small industry from natural resources.
The most curious fact is that this is the only mountain saltworks in Catalonia, and one of the few continental,
since the vast majority of salt are exploited in the valley or in the sea in the marshes.
The human footprint
View of the Cambrils’ saltworks running in 1960 and the traditional poster advertising the production of salt.
Children play while some operators pile the salt in 1960.
A truck arrives to transport salt to neighboring villages in 1960.
If instead of its geological history we talk about its
The first reference of the saltworks, we have found it
From then until the middle of last century, the
Saltworks, as we know them today, they should
It is also said that the construction of Les Cabanetes
The latter is the holder of the saltworks since 1954,