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Get paid with salt form Gran Canaria!!

Get paid with salt form Gran Canaria!!

Many years ago, in Roman times, salt was so valuable that payments were made in packets of salt, which were later used as currency. The amount of salt that received the name “salarium”, a term that years later derived from that word that we use every month when we collect our salary.

Today we invite you to visit the salt flats of Gran Canaria, a treasure that in recent years has been gaining strength and is gaining more and more recognition.

Do you know how many salt flats we have?

History says that there were more salt flats than we thought throughout the island, it was that relationship between the sea and the sun, to obtain that product that is part of the most traditional and ancient works in the world. The hand of man has done the rest to illuminate the sea salt that shines in small mountains throughout the salt flats, some of them with many centuries of history. We are talking about that approximately by the end of the 19th century in the Canary Islands, more than 60 salt mines worked and produced, the majority located in the eastern islands, of which very few remain today and of these 5 survivors are found here: Salinas Bufadero, from Arinaga, from Tenefé, from Agaete, from Bocacangrejo.

Which have been declared an Asset of Cultural Interest (BIC) or for its natural interest or for a space where its birdlife is unique.

Have you visited any?

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Well today I make you a proposal, where you will not only enjoy the landscape heritage but a meal with a lot of “sabooorrr”. I invite you to visit the Tenefé salt flats, which are located in the Pozo Izquierdo bay. They were built at the beginning of the 18th century due to the great consumption of this product for salting. Right now it works as an interpretation center to learn more about the culture of this great product, salt. White light and unmatched flavor.

Will you come with me?