The Salt Mountain of Sallent

The mountain in the background has been there so long, that even the oldest residents consider it part of the landscape. Located in the middle of Catalonia, this mountain is actually the spoil heap from the Sallent salt mine. At eighty meters high, it contains approximately 40 million tons of sodium chloride and it grows every day.

Interestingly, the name “sallent” does not come from the mines. In Catalan, “sallent” means slow waterfall, many of which are found in the area surrounding the town.

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